WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS, 2-1, IN OVERTIME TO SEATTLE IN SEASON OPENER
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Seattle's Jordan Salisbury connected on a header five minutes into overtime and the Sacramento State women's soccer team dropped its season opener, 2-1, to the Redhawks on Friday evening at Hornet Field.
Shelby Salvacion started at forward in her collegiate debut after redshirting last season.
The Hornets fall to 1-0 on the season while the Redhawks improve to 1-0. It was the first meeting between the two schools.
After a foul 10 yards inside the center line, Seattle's Mary Hill lofted a perfect free kick into the box where a sprinting Salisbury was able to use a header to redirect the ball past Sacramento State keeper Savannah Abercrombie.
Seattle had a one goal lead most of the game after Stephanie Verdoia scored in the seventh minute, but Victoria Ramirez was able to tie up the game in the 69th minute.
After a Sacramento State corner kick, the ball bounced around in front of the net until it ended up at Ramirez's feet at the top of the 18-yard box. Ramirez blasted a shot that ricocheted off the near post and into the net.
The Hornets managed just two shots in the game while the Redhawks took 17. Abercrombie made seven saves in goal while Seattle keeper Madison Goverde was not tested.
Sacramento State slipped to 5-12-1 all-time in season openers.
The Hornets are not done this weekend as they head to Long Beach State on Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.