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WOMEN'S SOCCER ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON CONTENTION FOLLOWING 0-0 TIE AGAINST PORTLAND STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team fought first place Portland State to a 0-0 tie on Friday, Oct. 30 at Hornet Soccer Field, and was eliminated from Big Sky Tournament contention after Idaho State's 4-0 victory over Weber State on Saturday, Oct. 31.
With the tie, the Hornets finish the season 8-5-5 overall, 3-2-2 in Big Sky Conference play, while the Vikings moved their record to 10-6-3 overall, 4-1-2 inside of the Big Sky, and will host the Big Sky Tournament.
The two teams played an even first half, as the Hornets held a slim 5-4 advantage in shots, with both teams putting a pair of shots on frame.
The second half saw the Hornets be the aggressor on the offensive end, beginning in the 71st minute with the insertion of senior Ashley Forbes into the lineup. Forbes provided the games best scoring opportunity in the 76th minute, when her shot from the far side of the field to the near side post banged off the post and out from 15 yards out.
Forbes had two more strong chances go wide in the 81st and 84th minutes, and the game went into overtime.
In the first overtime session, sophomore Elece McBride provided the Hornets best scoring chance in the 92nd minute, but her shot from 10 yards out was just slightly over the goal.
For the match, the Hornets ended up outshooting the Vikings 16-8, which included a 11-4 advantage following halftime.
Seniors Kim Kemper and Forbes led the way for the Hornets with three shots apiece, while juniors Leah Larot and Cori Shreve, as well as McBride, posted two shots apiece. Sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie recorded her eighth shutout of the season, while collecting three saves.
For Portland State, the Big Sky's leading scorer Dolly Enneking led the way with five shots, included two on goal. Cris Lewis posted her eighth shutout of the season, while recording five saves in goal.
The Hornets paid tribute to seven student-athletes who played their final match at Sacramento State prior to the game: Ashley Forbes, Danielle Holloway, Katelin Hopping, Kim Kemper, Ashley Rosenbery, Christina Trenton and Mandy Trojan.
This story will be updated on Saturday afternoon to reflect the Idaho State/Weber State match, and whether the Hornets make the postseason tournament. Check back to www.hornetsports.com for more updates and information.
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