Sac State suffers fourth straight defeat in 3-0 loss against Washington

Hornets remain optimistic on the season


Jordan Latimore

Freshman midfielder Madelyn Dougherty brings the ball up-field against the Washington defense Thursday, Sept. 15, at Hornet Soccer Field. Sac State suffered a 3-0 loss against the 22nd-ranked Huskies as the Hornets are winless on the year.

Gabriel Llamas

The Sacramento State Hornets fell to the  No. 22  Washington Huskies at Hornet Soccer Field Thursday in a 3-0 loss to the Huskies.

With Thursday’s home loss, Sacramento fell to 0-6-2 for the season. 

The Huskies started by scoring a quick goal in the first half, getting off to a 1-0 lead. 

Both Washington and Sac State had ample chances to score after the initial goal, Washington led, going into the half 1-0.

Washingtoncame out of the half dominating the possession of the ball, \keeping everything deep in Sac State territory and very close to the Hornets’  goal. 


With about 10 minutes left, Washington freshman Kyla Ferry scored her second goal of the game to put Washington up 2-0. Then, five minutes later, freshman Kelsey Branson scored, putting the game out of reach. That play put Washington up 3-0.

“I thought our girls played really well for 70 minutes,” head coach Randy Dedini said.  “We are going up against a top 20-school. We got tired — we just got tired.”

 Sacramento State junior goalkeeper Mia Shalit saved 11 balls in the game. 

“We went over in the scout beforehand — talked about what they were going to do — which was a lot of second post balls, switching the field, getting players in for runs and looked over all the stats,” Shalit said. “So, we were prepared.”

Shalit received loads of applause throughout the game from fans, coaches and teammates. She said each time she saved a ball, her teammate would clap and pat her on the back, motivating her.

Sacramento State’s women’s team will travel to Bakersfield on Sunday, Sept. 18th to take on California State University, Bakersfield at 1 p.m.