GOODWILL’S GOAL, HORNETS DEFENSE LIFT WOMEN’S SOCCER TO 1-0 WIN OVER NEVADA

GOODWILL’S GOAL, HORNETS DEFENSE LIFT WOMEN’S SOCCER TO 1-0 WIN OVER NEVADA

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Sacramento State took the pitch Monday night to face Nevada in the final match of the Wahine Soccer Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. For the second straight match, the Hornets shut out their opponents and Aubrey Goodwill's 51st-minute goal lifted the Hornets to a 1-0 win in the tournament finale.

Sacramento State (2-1-1) went 1-0-1 in the tournament while the Wolf Pack (1-3) went 0-2 against the Hornets and Hawaii.

Aubrey Goodwill scored the game's lone goal in the 51st minute of action Monday night. The score came after a Nevada penalty inside the box resulted in a penalty kick for the Hornets.

Goodwill, who takes the majority of the team's set pieces, took the penalty kick for the Hornets and did not disappoint, driving one into the back of the net to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead and, ultimately the 1-0 win.

The goal is the first of the year for Goodwill and her first in a Hornets uniform. In seven matches last season (three starts), Goodwill had two assists and took two shots, but did not score.

Despite scoring just one goal, the Hornets offense kept the pressure on the Wolf Pack all night, taking 12 total shots and placing three of them on goal.

Although Sacramento State outshot Nevada, 12 to eight the Wolf Pack still had their chances, placing three shots on goal against the Hornets. Yet again, keeper Aaliyah Fesili came through in goal, making three saves to bring her season total to 19.

With the win, Sacramento State improves to 2-1-1 on the year, including 1-1-1 in three road matches. The Hornets are averaging 1.25 goals per match while holding their opponents to just one goal per match. They have shut out back-to-back opponents in Hawaii and Nevada.

After two games on the islands, Sacramento State now returns home for four straight contests at Hornet Field. Up first is a Thursday night match against Pacific. Sacramento State will also host Cal Baptist, San Jose State, and Toledo before the homestand is done.

The home stretch begins when the Hornets host the Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. at Hornet Field.

For more information, including details on tickets, live video, and more, be sure to visit the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.