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WOMEN'S SOCCER EXPLODES FOR SIX GOALS IN TRIUMPH OVER MENLO
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Led by five points apiece by sophomore Danielle Holloway and senior Katie McCoy, the Sacramento State women's soccer team defeated Menlo College by a score of 6-0 on Sunday, Sept. 23.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 4-2-1, including a 4-0-0 mark at Hornet Soccer Field, while the Oaks fall to 2-5-0.
Sacramento State wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as in the eighth minute, Holloway connected on a header off of an assist from junior Sarah Howard to give the Hornets the lead at 1-0. Holloway was not done, however, as she scored again 3:01 later off of a picture perfect cross from the right foot of McCoy to make the score 2-0.
One minute and 23 seconds later, Holloway returned the favor, leading McCoy perfectly on a pass that she was able to volley into the net to put Sacramento State on top 3-0.
In the second half, McCoy took things into her own hands, as in the 59th minute she dribbled the ball from near midfield through the Oaks defense before putting a one-on-one chance with the 'keeper into the goal to make the score 4-0.
The Hornets would strike two more times, as in the 79th minute, freshman Erin Tarantino followed home a shot by sophomore Ashley Forbes that was saved by Oaks goalkeeper Samantha Hoffart to stretch the lead to 5-0. Then, in the 82nd minute, Sacramento State was awarded a penalty kick for a hand ball in the box, and junior Rebeccah Phillips went upper left past Hoffart to account for the final margin of 6-0.
For the day, Sacramento State outshot the Oaks 29-2, which included 20 shots on goal. Forbes led the charge for the Hornets with eight shots, including six on goal, while Holloway added five shots.
Hoffart ended the match with 12 saves, while Menlo collected two team saves as well. In the Hornets' net, junior Jenny Lawrence faced just one shot on goal, posting a lone save in a full 90 minutes of work.
With her five point effort in the match, McCoy now sits alone in second place in Sacramento State history with 59 points, passing Lisa Wrightsman (1999-2002). She is also a goal away from securing a tie for third place in goal scoring, as she currently sits in fourth with 19 career goals, including six so far this season.
Sacramento State is back in action on Friday, Sept. 28 as they host Cal State Bakersfield. Kickoff between the Roadrunners and Hornets is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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