WOMEN'S SOCCER OPENS HOME SLATE WITH 1-1 TIE AGAINST SEATTLE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team extended its home unbeaten streak to 15 matches after a 1-1 draw against visiting Seattle University on Friday, Aug. 29.
With the tie, the Hornets record moved to 0-1-1, while the Redhawks record moved to 1-1-1.
On a day that saw match-time temperatures in the triple digits, both teams had early scoring opportunities, but the game ended after two overtime periods that wore on both clubs.
Sacramento State opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, as junior Ashley Forbes broke away from a pack in the midfield with the ball and found the foot of sophomore Leah Larot. Larot connected with junior Kim Kemper on a picture perfect one-touch pass at the top of the box that turned into a right footed blast to inside of the near post for a 1-0 Hornet advantage.
The Hornets again had opportunities to score in the second stanza, but it was Seattle that took advantage of one of its few chances. In the 56th minute, Kara Kuttler struck a corner kick that found the head of Kahlyn Keilty-Lucas, who drove the ball straight into the ground. The ball bounced skyward, and when it came back to the pitch, it found the right foot of Jamie Coe, who volleyed it into the back of the net for the game tying score.
The match eventually went through two overtime sessions where the Hornets had two shots on net and the Redhawks had one, but neither team was able to finalize, ending the matchup in a 1-1 tie.
For the match, Sacramento State outshot the Redhawks by a 16-9 margin. Madison Goverde collected seven saves in goal for Seattle, while senior Jenny Lawrence collected five in goal for Sacramento State. Forbes led both teams in shots with three on the match, including two on goal, while three other Hornets and three other Redhawks had two shots apiece.
The Hornets return to the pitch on Friday, Sept. 5 as they travel to take on UC Riverside.