WOMEN'S SOCCER ENDS SEASON WITH 1-0 LOSS AT WEBER STATE
OGDEN, Utah - Both teams needed a win to get into the Big Sky Conference tournament and it was Weber State that earned a postseason bid with a 1-0 victory over the Hornets on Sunday.
Savannah Abercrombie finishes her fantastic career with 29 shutouts and 282 saves.
Sacramento State (6-9-2, 2-3-2) ends its season in sixth place in the conference standings - two spots out of the four-team Big Sky Conference tournament. Weber State secured the No. 2 seed with its win.
Northern Colorado won the league and will host the tournament after defeating Montana 2-0 on Sunday. Portland State, Weber State and Montana round out the field. The Big Sky Conference tournament starts on Nov. 3 and the winner earns an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Hornets defeated Northern Arizona last season in the conference title match.
On Sunday against Weber State, the Hornets simply could not find the back of the net.
Weber State's Kendra Bailey scored her first goal of the season in the 65th minute and it held up as the game-winner. In the final 15 minutes of the game, the Hornets managed just one shot as Laura Bahno's strike was saved by Weber State keeper Ryann Waldman with less than two minutes remaining.
In total, Sacramento State had a 17-13 edge in shots and 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Sacramento State keeper Savannah Abercrombie had a game-high seven saves in her final collegiate match. The senior from El Camino HS finishes her stellar four-year career with a school and conference record 29 career shutouts and is second all-time with 282 saves. She posted a career 0.97 goals against average and went 30-28-9 in 67 career starts.
It was also the final game in Green and Gold for Caitlin Pulver, Shea Roberts, Paige Tucker, Krystal Moreno and Bahno.