SAN JOSE, Calif. - With just over a minute left in regulation, freshman forward Kim Kemper headed home the game winner in Sacramento State''s 2-1 victory over San Jose State on Wednesday night at Spartan Field.
The 2006 Bella Vista High School graduate recorded her second career goal in the 89th minute, reaching the end of freshman midfielder Beverly Goebel''s cross into the box.
After falling behind a goal in the first half, the Hornets scored twice in the final 16 minutes of the game for the come-from-behind victory.
Sacramento State now improves to 4-2-0 on the season, the program''s best start since 2000. San Jose State falls to 1-4-1.
The Spartans'' Cristin Murphy scored the first goal of the match in the 27th minute on a corner kick.
San Jose State held its one-goal lead until the 75th minute when Hornet leading goal scorer Kayelyn Satkowski buried her fourth strike of the season to the right corner. It was again a cross from Goebel that put Sacramento State in position to score.
Satkowski, a 2004 Casa Roble graduate, now has four goals and two assists, leading the team with 10 points.
Goebel, in her first season out of Moreno Valley High School, now has a team-leading four assists on the year.
Freshman goalkeeper Mandy Trojan started in between the posts for Sacramento State, making five saves in her fourth victory of the year.
Sacramento State placed 11 shots on frame compared to San Jose State''s six.
The Hornets return home for a 3 p.m. match on Friday against Menlo before traveling to 25th-ranked Fresno State on Sunday.