WOMEN'S SOCCER LETS LATE LEAD SLIP AWAY IN 1-1 DRAW WITH EASTERN WASHINGTON
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Eastern Washington scored in the 80th minute to tie the game and the Sacramento State women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw with the Eagles on Friday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The Hornets (3-5-3, 1-1-1 Big Sky) dominated posession for the vast majority of the game but the Eagles (4-5-2, 1-1-1) escaped with a point in the Big Sky standings.
Sacramento State jumped out to an early lead when freshman Alyssa Anderson scored her first career goal. In the 26th minute, Victoria Ramirez sent a cross along the top of the box to Anderson, who fired a shot to the far post where it glanced off the fingertips of EWU keeper Nathalie Schwery and into the back of the net.
The Hornets outshot the Eagles 25-8 in the game as they controlled the ball in their attacking half. However, Eastern Washington was able to capitalize on one of its few attempts in the 80th minute. Haley Stading took a pass at the top of the eight yard box and sent it on to Danielle Jones near the far post. Jones collected the pass and blasted a goal across the face of Sacramento State's keeper. It was Jones' second score this year.
In addition to their edge in shots, the Hornets had a 6-4 advantage on corner kicks. Sacramento State keeper , making her third straight start, made five saves with one goal allowed. EWU's Schwery grabbed nine saves with one goal allowed.
Up next for the Hornets is a home game on Sunday against Montana. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. at Hornet Field.