Sac State falls to sixth place after loss to Weber State

Clifton Jones

Sacramento State women’s soccer lost on the road Saturday to Weber State Saturday making it more difficult to earn a postseason berth.

The Hornets fell 3-1 to the Wildcats not being able to overcome an early goal.

Coming into today’s match up, Sac State and Weber State were tied in third place with 10 points each. The Hornets two game losing streak kept it at 10 while the Wildcats grabbed three points with today’s victory. Saturday’s loss moves the Hornets to sixth place in the Big Sky Conference with only one match remaining.   

Sac State’s defense played clean in the first half before Wildcats Mackenzie Day scored in the 39th minute on a corner kick. It was the only goal let in by Hornets junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata in the first half.

Mata managed 11 saves today making it the third time this season in which she has saved more than 10 in a match. The Hornets offense only managed two shots on net in the first half.

Sac State found itself in trouble early when a foul in the box became a Wildcats penalty kick leading to a goal in the 51st minute. The goal was scored by Weber State’s Mackenzie Harrison, who would also extend the Wildcats lead six minutes later.  

Sac State continued to play as it converted a long lob pass into a goal when junior defender Kassi Anast lobbed the ball towards senior forward Gabriela Trenton. Trenton headed the ball past Wildcats goalkeeper Ryann Waldman in the 70th minute.   

Trenton’s goal gives her four goals in the last two games and on the season after not scoring any in her first three years at Sac State.

Sac State will play against the Portland State at home to close out the conference season at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hornet Field.