WOMEN'S SOCCER WINNING STREAK HALTED AFTER 2-0 LOSS TO NO. 23 FRESNO STATE
FRESNO, Calif. – Sacramento State outshot 23rd-ranked Fresno State, but the Hornets'' two-match winning streak was ended after allowing two goals in a 2-0 loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
Sacramento State went shot-for-shot with Fresno State (6-1-1), but faltered in the second half, surrendering two goals in the span of seven minutes.
Despite the Bulldogs playing with only 10 players after the 49th minute, the Hornets (5-3-0) could not take advantage of Andrea Alires’ red card ejection.
The Hornets took 20 shots during the match including nine on goal, compared to Fresno State’s seven shots on frame.
Bulldog goalkeeper Angie Larsen made nine saves in the match, including six in the second half as the Hornets continued to pressure Fresno State’s goal.
In the 64th minute, Fresno State''s Erika Sugano scored for the first time this season with a 25-yard shot that was assisted by Amanda Reyes.
The Bulldogs added an insurance goal in the 71st minute, and it was again Sugano causing trouble for Sacramento State. Sugano’s initial free kick was saved by Hornet freshman goalkeeper Mandy Trojan, but Nicole Gutierrez reached the rebound, putting the Bulldogs’ second attempt past Trojan.
Junior forward Katie McCoy led Sacramento State with seven shots during the match.
The Hornets travel to Colorado next weekend for matches with Air Force on Friday and Colorado College on Sunday.