SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Boise State’s Annie Tom worked her way through Sacramento State’s defense less than a minute into the second overtime, burying the game winner and leading the Broncos to a 4-3 victory over the Hornets on Friday afternoon at Hornet Field.
It took the Broncos (5-4) just 19 seconds after the whistle sounded in the second period to register the golden goal with Tom and Sophie Parrish working a quick passing combination through the Hornets’ box.
Boise State battled late in the game, erasing a one-goal deficit in the 86th minute of the match with a goal from Brennan Lau. The Broncos’ Kristin Hall took the initial shot directed toward the near post, but Hornet goalkeeper Jenny Lawrence made the stop. Lau reached the rebound to tie the match at 3-3.
The Broncos had an initial one-goal edge at halftime after Danielle Schwalbe headed in Nicole Coleman’s chip across the endline in the 37th minute. The Broncos then took a two-goal lead early in the second half on a penalty kick that Coleman placed in the far left corner.
Sacramento State (5-5-1) mounted its comeback less than a minute after the penalty. Junior Kayelyn Satkowski combined with Maggie Murphy and Kelly Novak to find an opening at the top of Boise State’s box. The Sacramento native, who took four shots during the match, placed her blast to the upper corner of the net, out of the reach of Bronco goalkeeper Michaela Morrison.
Satkowski, the Hornets’ leading goal scorer, tied the match and put away her sixth strike of the season in the 69th minute. After a quick combination with freshman Kim Kemper, Satkowski reached the loose ball just five yards in front of Morrison’s goal, beating her to the near post.
Novak put Sacramento State ahead, 3-2, in the 81st minute, reaching a deflection in front of Boise State’s goal.
Satkowski, a 2004 Casa Roble graduate, continues to lead the team with six goals and three assists this year, while Novak scored her first goal of the season (eighth career) and raised her assist total to four.
Sacramento State out shot Boise State 18-14, forcing Morrison to make five saves during the match. Lawrence recorded four.
The Hornets return to action on Sunday at 12 p.m. against Cal Poly at Hornet Field. The match is a doubleheader with the men’s team, who will play San Jose State at 2:30 p.m. in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener.