BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Sacramento State traveled to Bakersfield this weekend to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule against the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners. Behind a brace by Tiffany Miras and yet another dominating defensive effort, the Hornets shut out the 'Runners, 2-0, Sunday afternoon.
Sacramento State improves to 6-1-2 on the season while the 'Runners drop to 5-4-1.
The 2-0 win extended Sacramento State's unbeaten streak to eight matches, the longest in over a decade. After dropping the season opener on the road, the Hornets have won or tied in each of their last eight matches.
Sacramento State posted a nine-game unbeaten streak during the 2007 championship season, the longest unbeaten streak in program history.
Tiffany Miras was a major part of Sunday's win, scoring both of Sacramento State's goals, her first two of the season.
Miras gave the Hornets a 1-0 advantage, finding the back of the net in the 39' minute. Kylee Kim-Bustillos, who leads the team and the Big Sky Conference in points, recorded the assist on the score, her second of the year.
Then, for good measure, Miras added her second goal of the match late, again finding the back of the net in the 79th minute after winning a fifty-fifty ball with the 'Runners keeper.
The two goals are the first of the year for Miras, who, last season as a freshman, scored twice in 18 games. The brace is the first of her career and the Hornets' second this season (Kim-Bustillos, Sep. 8 vs. Cal Baptist).
With Miras adding a game-winner on Sunday, five different Hornets players have now scored a game-winning goal this season, including two by Ariana Nino.
In addition to the offensive display by Miras, the Sacramento State defense continued to stifle its opponents, recording the fifth shutout of the season and second in a row.
Goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili made four saves in the win, bringing her total to 44 on the year, while lowering her goals-against average to a minuscule 0.74, the best in the Big Sky.
In front of her, the trio of Mikayla Reed, Mia Wilson, and Aubrey Goodwill continued to be difference makers, helping lead a defensive attack that held the 'Runners to seven total shots over 90 minutes.
Sunday's match was the final non-conference contest of the year for the Sacramento State women's soccer team. The Hornets finish the non-conference portion of the schedule with a 6-1-2 overall record, best in the Big Sky. They open conference play on the road on Friday, Sept. 27 with a matchup against the Weber State Wildcats.
For more information on Friday's conference-opener, including links live video streams, notes, and more, be sure to visit the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.