Women’s soccer grabs late-game victory against San Jose State.

Clifton Jones

Sacramento State women’s soccer (2-3-0) was able to outplay a winless San Jose State (0-6-0) team 1-0 at Hornet Field on Sunday scoring the winning goal in the 71st  minute of the match. 

Sophomore forward Alyssa Anderson scored her third goal of the season in what ended up being the game winner. 

“It was nice to get that goal for our team,” Anderson said. “The goal gave us a second wind of energy in the game.” 

The game was an uneventful in the  first half except for a  yellow card handed out to Sac State senior defender Jordyn Rolling in the 44th  minute. 

Head coach Randy Dedini said even though it was hot on Sunday, the heat was no excuse in why his team got off to a slow start. 

“We could have played a lot better today with the ball,” Dedini said. “We should have played the ball, instead of the ball playing us.”

Dedini said that he is happy to come out with a win today even though it was ugly.

“I think it’s a good sign for our team if we can pull out wins like this today,” Dedini said.

Sac State’s defense was the key to keeping this game so close, which gave the offense a chance to score late in the game.

Sophomore defender McKenna Swanson said Dedini’s pep talk at the end of the half really helped motivate us more to play well in the second half to win the game.

“(Dedini) told us that we had to stay more organized on defense and play our style of defense,” Swanson said.

 Sac State will take a couple days off before they play against the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Hornet Field.