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Sacramento State women open spring season with unbeaten run

And some weekly honors for Hornets players.

Courtesy of Sacramento State Athletic Department

NCAA sports remain in considerable disarray this year because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while the Sacramento State men’s soccer season was officially shelved by their conference, the Big West, their counterparts on the women’s team play in the Big Sky Conference and they started their spring season in recent days.

So far, they’re off to a fantastic start, posting a 1W-0L-2D record to open their slate. On Feb. 11, they hosted Saint Mary’s and won 2-1, courtesy of an Erika Sosa golden goal in double overtime.

They followed that up with a 1-1 draw against University of the Pacific on Feb. 13 in Stockton, Julia Herrera with the late tally in regulation to give Sac State a result.

Following those two games, Sac State swept the Big Sky Players of the Week honors, with Sosa and goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili taking the Offensive and Defensive awards, respectively.

And then on Friday afternoon, the Hornets hosted the University of Oregon, the teams playing to another 1-1 draw through double-overtime. The teams traded first-half goals, with Skylar Littlefield opening the scoring on behalf of Sac State.

Sacramento State will have more than a week off, before they take on NAIA side William Jessup next Saturday in Sacramento. After that, it’s eight conference games scheduled in March and April, before the Big Sky Tournament in the middle of April. Obviously with a short schedule for this unusual season, every game counts, and we’ll keep you posted in how Sac State is doing along the way.

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