MOSCOW, Idaho – The Sacramento State women's soccer team came into Sunday's match against the Idaho Vandals looking to improve to 2-0 in Big Sky play after a thrilling Friday night win. Unfortunately, the Hornets were unable to keep pace with the Vandals attack and fell, 2-0, at Idaho.
Just two days ago at Eastern Washington, Sacramento State piled up 11 shots, including seven on goal, en route to their 1-0 win. They looked to bring that same momentum into Sunday's match at Idaho, but ran into a Vandals defense that refused to bend.
Despite showing strong ball movement throughout the game, the Hornets managed just three total shots Sunday afternoon. Two of those three shots came in the first half from Kylee Kim-Bustillos. The sophomore forward placed one on goal but was unable to find the net on the effort.
In the second half, sophomore Erika Sosa also placed a shot on goal, but again, the Vandals keeper was ready for the save.
In total, Sacramento State was outshot 12-3, including 5-2 in shots on goal. Corner kicks were similar, with the Vandals holding a 9-2 advantage
A win Sunday would have propelled the Hornets to a 2-0 start in Big Sky conference play, their first such start since 2015. Instead, Sacramento State moves to 1-1 in league competition. Coming away with three total points on what is one of the season's toughest trips, however, is a strong start for the Green and Gold.
Sacramento State returns home for their next two games as they host Idaho State and Weber State on Friday, Sep. 28 and Sunday, Sep. 30 at Hornet Field.
Friday's match against Idaho State, a team the Hornets dismantled 6-3 at home last year, is scheduled for a 3:30 pm kick. Gates will open at 2:30. For more details, be sure to visit the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.