Trenton scores hat trick in victory on senior day


No. 28 Forward Alyssa Anderson plays defense against Southern Utah’s No. 27 Kelsea Godfrey on Sundays Game.

Clifton Jones

In a must win game to keep their postseason chances alive, Sacramento State women’s soccer dominated Southern Utah Sunday at Hornet Field. The seniors for the Hornets came out and shined in Sunday’s senior game.

The Hornets beat the Thunderbirds 4-0 as senior forwards Jordyn Rolling and Gabriela Trenton combined to score four goals with Trenton scoring three and Rolling scoring the second goal of the match.

Trenton, who could not find a goal before Sunday’s game, found her groove today scoring a hat trick. It was the fifth hat trick in women’s soccer history here at Sac State.

The Hornets started the barrage early with Trenton scoring in the 15th minute when she put a rebound opportunity in the back of the net past Thunderbird goalie Elyssa Hashimoto.

Trenton’s goal was the lone goal in the first half to give them the lead. The Hornets out-shot the Thunderbirds 10-5.

The Hornets started the second half strong when Rolling scored her fourth goal of the season in the 49th minute. She was assisted on the goal from redshirt freshman midfielder Ashley Cella.

Sac State would later add to the lead when Trenton broke away from the defender and fired a shot into the far right corner of the net in the 62nd minute.

Trenton would not only complete her hat trick in the 80th minute.

Sac State controlled every aspect of the match in which it finished the game with a 15-10 shot advantage and corner set pieces, 5-3.

Hornets junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata kept a clean sheet collecting her second shutout win this season.

Sac State will take on Big Sky perennial powerhouse Idaho State at 3 p.m. Thursday at Pocatello, Idaho.