MOSCOW, Idaho - Sacramento State recorded its largest victory over a Division I opponent in program history, blanking Idaho 6-0 on Friday afternoon at Wicks Field.
The Hornets improve to 3-1-0 on the season, while the Vandals fall to 0-5-0.
Sacramento State needed 35 minutes to first get on the scoreboard before unleashing six goals in a 35-minute span.
The Hornets’ first score was credited as an own goal after the ball deflected off an Idaho player during a scuffle in front of the goal. The second goal came on a sequence where the Hornets had three consecutive shots inside the box with senior Natalia Romo finally finding the back of the net for her first career goal.
In the second half, freshman Beverly Goebel found the back of the net first, scoring her first career goal with a sliding effort, reaching the end of Katie McCoy’s cross.
McCoy again was credited an assist in the 57th minute, partnering with senior Kelly Novak to find Kayelyn Satkowski for her third goal of the season. Satkowski, a 2004 Casa Roble graduate, now leads the team in scoring, recording a goal in the Hornets’ last three matches.
McCoy then netted a goal of her own in the 64th minute, with Goebel providing the assist. McCoy now has two goals and three assists on the season, improving her career totals to 11 goals and 11 assists. Her assist mark ranks third in program history, while her point total (33) ranks fifth.
Freshman Kim Kemper, a 2006 graduate of Bella Vista, recorded her first goal in the 72nd minute, one-timing a shot to the low corner with Chelsea Poovey providing the assist.
Idaho was out shot 20-11 and managed just two shots on goal compared to Sacramento State’s 13. Sacramento State also held the advantage in corner kicks at 4-3.
Sacramento State will test itself on Sunday at Washington State. The Cougars are currently ranked 15th in the West Region by Soccer Buzz Magazine.