USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - The Air Force women''s soccer team downed Sacramento State, 1-0, on a frigid Saturday at the Cadet Soccer Stadium.
The Hornets fall to 5-4-0 on the year, while the Falcons improve to 2-7-2 and claim their first home victory of the year.
The game-winning goal came in the 42nd minute from Air Force''s Kimberly Hale. Hale booted a long shot from midfield that deflected off a Sacramento State player and bounded into the box. The ball took a bounce off the slick grass and over Hornet goalkeeper Mandy Trojan, trickling in before she could get back.
After being outshot 8-3 in the first half, the Hornet offense dominated the final 45 minutes of play, taking 12 cracks at the goal compared to Air Force''s one.
Air Force''s Erin Wallace picked up the win with seven saves in front of the net for the Falcons. Trojan took the loss for the Hornets with two saves in 45 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Jenny Lawrence played in the second half but was not forced to make a save.
The game was originally slated to be played on Friday night, but was postponed due to snow. The officials and coaches met an hour prior to today''s match and deemed the field safe for play.
Sacramento State will continue its road trip, playing at Colorado College on Sunday.