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WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYS TO SCORELESS DRAW WITH RIVAL UC DAVIS

Shelby Tomasello made this leaping save on Friday night in overtime against UC Davis.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team battled rival UC Davis for 110 minutes on Friday evening, but neither team could get on the scoreboard in a scoreless draw at Hornet Field. 

The Hornets (1-0-1) received a standout performance from senior goalkeeper Shelby Tomasello, who tallied six saves and held the Aggies scoreless in her first career start. In particular, the San Ramon, Calif., native made two great diving stops in the second half plus a leaping third save in overtime to keep a clean sheet.

The Aggies (1-0-1) had a similar performance from their goalie. Keeper Taylor Jern recorded five saves in a shutout effort. 

Sacramento State controlled the ball for most of the first half and had a 7-3 edge in shots at the break. It was reversed after halftime and UC Davis had a 9-5 advantage in shots in the second half. In extra time the Hornets jumped out with a few great tries in the first overtime period while the Aggies had a couple good chances at the net in a tense second overtime. Neither team could get through a pair of stellar goalkeepers. 

Overall, UC Davis had a 19-16 lead in shots and took six corner kicks, compared to three for the Hornets. 

It was chippy, naturally in a rivalry game, and the teams combined for 37 fouls. However, no cards were issued. 

Neither team was able to score and neither team was able to gain early points in the 2012-13 Causeway Cup. Last year Sacramento State struggled in the fall, including a 1-0 loss in women's soccer, but rebounded with a big spring to claim the points title in competitions between the two rivals. 

Up next for the Hornets is a match-up with Cal Poly. The Hornets and Mustangs meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday and the contest will be a breast cancer awareness game. Sacramento State will wear pink during the game and all fans are encouraged to do the same.

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