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WOMEN'S SOCCER BATTLES TO SCORELESS DRAW AT NORTHERN ARIZONA

In six starts against Big Sky foes, Shelby Tomasello has three shutouts.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Keeper Shelby Tomasello posted a conference-game best seven saves in a clean sheet performance but the Sacramento State women's soccer team could not get on the board either and played to a scoreless draw versus the Lumberjacks in a Big Sky Conference game at Max Spilsbury Field.

The Hornets (5-5-4, 3-1-2 Big Sky) are undefeated over their last four league games and have just three more Big Sky contests remaining on the schedule this season. Sacramento State will play host to Weber State and Idaho State this weekend at Hornet Field before closing out the conference season at Portland State on Oct. 19. The Lumberjacks (4-6-4, 2-1-2) needed keeper Lauren Weaver to make double-digit saves (10) for the second straight games as NAU also played Portland State to a scoreless draw on Friday.

Sacramento State had a 21-13 edge in shots (10-7 shots on goal) and a 5-2 advantage on corner kicks but couldn't break through against Weaver, who made four of her 10 saves in the two overtime periods. 

Tomasello, who had a 1.53 goals against average in four non-conference starts, has turned it on against Big Sky foes. The senior has a 0.62 goals against average with 30 saves and three shutouts in six league games.

The Hornets are currently in second place in the Big Sky standings, behind Portland State, which is 4-1-1 in league play. The top four teams in the regular season standings advance to the Big Sky Tournament with the No. 1 seed hosting. Sacramento State has won the Big Sky Tournament twice in head coach Randy Dedini's previous five seasons.

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