WOMEN'S SOCCER HEADS NORTH FOR MATCHES AT MONTANA, EASTERN WASHINGTON
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team will continue Big Sky Conference play this weekend with road matches at Montana and Eastern Washington.
The Hornets are seeking their first conference win of the season this weekend.
The Hornets (4-7-1, 0-1-0 Big Sky) will meet the Grizzlies (4-7-1, 1-0-0) at 2 p.m. PT on Friday followed by their game against the Eagles (1-8-0, 0-1-0) at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Sacramento State is coming off a 3-2 loss to Portland State last weekend in the Hornets' conference opener.
LIVE STATS AND VIDEO
Montana will offer both LIVE STATS and free VIDEO on Friday while Eastern Washington will have LIVE STATS available for the match on Sunday.
The Hornets hold a 4-10-4 record all-time against Montana but have lost just once in the last eight meetings (3-1-4). Sacramento State is 8-4-1 all-time against Eastern Washington and has won four of the last five matches (4-1-0).
SCOUTING THE HORNETS
Sacramento State is coming off a 3-2 loss to Portland State last Friday in which the Hornets allowed PSU forward Megan Martin to record a hat trick en route to Big Sky Player of the Week honors. If the Hornets are to rebound this week it will likely be Victoria Ramirez or Caitlin Pulver leading the way, as the duo has combined to score eight of Sacramento State's 11 total goals this season. Senior Savannah Abercrombie has played every minute of each game in net and has posted a 1.52 goals against average with 35 saves and three shutouts. The El Camino HS graduate has a conference and program record 26 career shutouts.
The Hornets have not played any teams that have also squared off with Montana or Eastern Washington this season.
SCOUTING THE GRIZZLIES
Montana is undefeated in conference play after knocking off Eastern Washington, 1-0, last weekend in both teams' league opener. The Grizzlies have tallied 19 goals on 162 shots this season while allowing 28 scores on 197 shots. They have been outscored 18-6 in the first half this season. Erin Craig leads the Big Sky with both nine goals and 39 shots. Frequently setting up Craig has been India Watne, who leads the team and the league with seven assists. Montana has used two keepers, with Kristen Hoon holding a 1.32 goals against average in 1145 minutes and Kendra McMillen sporting a 2.96 GAA in 577 minutes.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Eastern Washington's lone win of the season came against NAIA Evergreen State College and has scored just six goals in eight Div. I games. On the whole, the Eagles have tallied 10 scores on 88 shots while allowing 19 goals on 107 shots. They have been outscored 13-1 in the second half. Cassie Black leads the team with five goals while Jessica Wallace has a team-best three assists. In goal, both Jamie Walker and Nathalie Schwery have played extensively. Walker has a 1.45 goals against average with 25 saves while Schwery sports a 3.43 GAA with 12 saves.
THIS WEEKEND IN THE BIG SKY
In other conference action, Portland State will also visit Montana and Eastern Washington while Idaho State and Weber State will visit Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado.
The Hornets play host to Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado next weekend at Hornet Field.