CEDAR CITY, Utah - Freshman scored twice and assisted on another goal as the Sacramento State women's soccer team rallied back from an early deficit to win, 3-1, at Southern Utah on Friday night in a Big Sky Conference game at Thunderbird Field.
The Hornets (5-5-3, 3-1-1 Big Sky) are tied with Portland State for first in the Big Sky standings after winning their second straight league game by a two-goal margin. The Thunderbirds (1-8-1, 0-4-0) scored first on Friday but couldn't keep the Hornets off the board for long.
Southern Utah's Morgan Bridge notched her second goal of the year in the 18th minute to give the Thunderbirds and early 1-0 lead but it was short-lived as Anderson tallied her first score of the game less than three minutes later.
In the 20th minute, found Anderson near the top left corner of the box and the rookie from Santa Rosa fired a shot over Southern Utah keeper Charly Booth's head and into the back of the net.
Anderson struck again soon after, when she took a pass from in the 24th minute and chipped another shot over the keeper's head. Anderson scored her first career goal last Friday against Eastern Washington.
Anderson was done scoring after her second goal but she wasn't finished on the offensive side. Anderson found with a pass in the 67th minute and Ramirez finished with a goal from point blank range in the box. Ramirez has accumulated two goals and two assists over the last three games.
Anderson's five point night is the most by any Sacramento State player this season and the most since Ramirez did it (also with two goals and one assist) against The Master's College on Aug. 26 last season. It's only the 10th time in program history (1994+) that a player has tallied five points in a single game.
Overall in the game, Sacramento State had a 17-12 edge in shots (10-5 shots on goal) while the Thunderbirds had a 5-2 advantage on corner kicks.
Sacramento State keeper has made all five starts in league play and, after limiting SUU to just one goal with four saves, the San Ramon native has a sterling 0.77 goals against average against Big Sky foes with 23 saves and two shutouts.
Sacramento State will stay on the road this weekend with an 11 a.m. PT start on Sunday at Northern Arizona.
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