LUM’S TWO GOALS LEAD WOMEN’S SOCCER PAST NORTH DAKOTA, 2-1

LUM’S TWO GOALS LEAD WOMEN’S SOCCER PAST NORTH DAKOTA, 2-1

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Sacramento State senior Jennifer Lum scored twice in the second half as the Hornets came back from an early deficit for a 2-1 win at North Dakota on Friday.

Sacramento State (5-6-4, 3-2-2 Big Sky) was on the attack for most of the game, taking a season-high 25 shots with 15 shots on goal. The 15 shots on goal were the most for the program against a Div. I team since totaling 16 shots on goal against Portland State in 2011.

North Dakota (2-10-2, 1-5-0 Big Sky) managed to fend off the Hornets in the first half but Lum was able to finish twice in the second. Sacramento State is now 5-0-0 all-time against North Dakota, having outscored the Fighting Hawks 11-1.

Lum has now scored three times in the last two games as she also had a goal on Sunday vs. Idaho State. The two-goal game was the first for Lum and the first for the Hornets since junior Kayla Collins scored twice against Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Tournament last year.

The Hornets had no shortage of chances in the first half but could not finish a goal. Lum hit the crossbar with a shot in the 16th minute among some of the early chances, but it was North Dakota that started the scoring in the 28th minute when Katie Moller took a shot from 20 yards out and tucked it in the left post past the dive of Hornet goalkeeper Destiny Butcher.

In the 36th minute Sacramento State had a slew of chances in the UND box but goalkeeper Olivia Swenson made two saves and got some assistance with two team saves from her defense to maintain the 1-0 lead.

Sacramento State was able to draw even early in the second half. In the 50th minute Swenson stopped a shot from Hornet junior Andrea Boehm in the goalmouth but could not control the rebound as Lum picked it up for an easy finish.

The winning goal came in the 61st minute as Lum corralled a loose ball in the North Dakota box and took a shot that deflected off a UND defender and trickled inside the post past a dive from Swenson.

Sacramento State continued to create strong scoring opportunities while limiting North Dakota possession on its side of the field. The Hornets did not allow a single North Dakota shot on goal - and just three total shots - in the second half.

Butcher made two saves in the first half to pick up the win. The Hornets totaled 10 shots half in the first and 15 in the second with 10 shots on goal in the final period.

Lum totaled six shots and tied the team season high with four shots on goal. Boehm, Alyssa Anderson, Rachel Leonard, and Mikayla Reed each had three shots with Anderson putting all three of her attempts on goal.

The Hornets now have 11 points in Big Sky play, temporarily moving up to third place in the league standings before the remainder of the conference games to be played later Friday. Sacramento State takes on Northern Colorado in Greeley at 11 a.m. Pacific time Sunday.