WOMEN'S SOCCER WINS AT MONTANA, 1-0
MISSOULA, Mont. - Victoria Ramirez scored her team-best sixth goal of the season and the Sacramento State women's soccer team pulled out a 1-0 victory, its first in Big Sky Conference play, at Montana on Friday.
Victoria Ramirez's goal in the 11th minute was enough as the Hornets beat Montana, 1-0.
Despite less than ideal conditions, the Hornets improved to 5-7-0 (1-1-0 Big Sky) with the win while Montana fell to 4-8-1 (1-1-0) with the loss.
The rain and 50-degree temperatures could not stop Ramirez. The junior midfielder was able to strike early in the game for the contest's only goal. In the 12th minute, Ramirez fired a shot which Montana keeper Kristen Hoon deflected straight back and Ramirez was able to collect the ball and score on her own rebound.
Savannah Abercrombie added to her school and conference record with her 27th career shutout. Abercrombie tallied five saves against Montana and now has 40 this season.
Montana's Erin Craig, the Big Sky Conference leader in goals, took a game-high seven shots but placed just two on frame. Jordan Carlberg and Ramirez each had a team-high three shots for the Hornets.
Montana had a 19-14 total edge in shots and 6-4 advantage in corner kicks while the Hornets had a 6-4 lead in saves and were whistled for two fewer fouls (12-10).
The Hornets will stay on the road for an 11 a.m. match on Sunday at Eastern Washington.