WOMEN'S SOCCER LOSES HEARTBREAKER TO PORTLAND STATE IN BIG SKY OPENER
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit but Portland State's Megan Martin tallied a hat trick that sent the Hornets to a 3-2 loss in thier first Big Sky Conference match of the season.
Jordyn Rolling scored her second goal of the season but the Hornets lost, 3-2, to PSU.
The Hornets slide to 4-7 (0-1 Big Sky) while the Vikings improve to 5-6 (1-0).
Martin scored twice in the first half with goals in the 25th and 28th minutes to give Portland State a 2-0 lead entering halftime. But the scoring was furious to start the second half as three goals were scored in the first seven minutes of the period.
Jordan Carlberg tallied her first goal of the season in the 48th minute after a long pass from Shea Roberts dropped over the defense, allowing Carlberg to chase down the ball and beat the keeper one-on-one.
Jordyn Rolling notched her second goal of the season and the Hornets tied the game up in the 51st minute. After Victoria Ramirez made a move past a defender on the right side of the box, she slotted a short cross to Rolling who one touched a shot inside the near post.
The Hornets were right back in it but Martin's third score of the game quickly changed momentum back to the Vikings. Just over a minute after Rolling's goal, Martin beat a defender one-on-one and fired a long shot to the far post.
Sacramento State dominated possession in the game and had a 20-7 edge in shots but Portland State keeper Lainey Hulsizer recorded an impressive 14 saves. The Hornets also had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Head coach Randy Dedini's squad will have the rest of the weekend off before traveling to Montana and Eastern Washington next week.