WOMEN'S SOCCER HANDLES MOUNT ST. MARY'S 4-0
SACRAMENTO, Calif - Paced by a two-goal game by senior Katie McCoy, the Sacramento State Hornets defeated the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers by a score of 4-0 on Sept. 2 at Hornet Field.
With the the win, the Hornets improve to 1-0 on the season, while the Mountaineers fall to 0-2.
Sacramento State lit up the scoreboard with the eventual game-winning goal at the 26 minute mark as McCoy connected on a stellar redirect from a cross from the right foot of junior Missy Matzen to make the score 1-0.
The score stood at 1-0 until the second minute of play in the second half as senior Amanda Gray scored off of a cross from sophomore Katelin Hopping to give the Hornets a 2-0 advantage.
The Hornets, who took advantage of the day's extreme heat to wear down their opponents from the east coast, struck for two late goals as McCoy scored her second of the day, this time off of a cross from sophomore Kim Kemper in the 69th minute to make the score 3-0. Less than eight minutes later, freshman Leah Larot took a beautiful lead pass from Gray and found the bottom-right portion of the net to account for the final outcome of 4-0.
Sacramento State dominated the stat sheet, outshooting the Mountaineers 22-6, with half of the Hornets shots being on goal.
Sophomore Mandy Trojan started the 2007 season off on a positive mark, posting a clean sheet while making three saves.
The win marked head coach Randy Dedini's first career win as a collegiate head coach.
The Hornets continue the current three-game homestand as they host San Jose State on Fri, Sept. 7 and Fresno State Sun, Sept. 9. Kick off for the game against the Spartans on Friday is set for 2:30 p.m., while the Hornets will tangle with the Bulldogs on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Both games will be part of a doubleheader with the men's team.