WOMEN'S SOCCER REMAINS PERFECT WITH 2-0 TRIUMPH OVER SAN JOSE ST.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Behind a goal and an assist from senior Katie McCoy, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team remained undefeated on the season with a 2-0 victory over San Jose State on Friday, Sept. 7.
With the win the Hornets improve to 2-0-0 while the Spartans fall to 0-2-1.
During the first half of play, neither team was able to light up the scoreboard. Sacramento State outshot San Jose State 10-4 in the half, but the game went into intermission nodded at 0-0.
The Hornets came out of the gates strong to start the second half as sophomore Katelin Hopping headed the ball into the back of the net off of a beautiful right-footed cross from McCoy to score the eventual game-winner in the 52nd-minute.
McCoy was not done for the game, however, as she found herself in a one-on-one situation with Spartan ‘keeper Marissa Dayton in the 61st-minute and expertly floated it into the goal to give the Hornets the lead 2-0.
The two-goal advantage was all Sacramento State would need as sophomore Mandy Trojan posted her second straight clean sheet in the net for the Hornets.
For McCoy, the goal and assist push her season total to seven points, as she now has three goals and an assist on the campaign. Hopping’s goal was the first of her career and was one of a game-high four shots for the sophomore midfielder.
Sacramento State outshot the Spartans 18-7 for the game, with the Hornets putting 9 of those attempts on goal. Dayton led San Jose State with seven saves, while Trojan added four.
The Hornets will next take the pitch on Sun, Sept. 9 as they host Fresno State. The game will be the second half of a double header with the men’s soccer team, and will be set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m.