Hogan Tallies Game-Winner in Pacific Women’s Soccer’s 1-0 Win over Sacramento State
Junior Laura Hogan tallied the lone goal of the match as the Pacific Tigers continued their womens soccer dominance over Sacramento State with a 1-0 victory Sunday night at Stagg Memorial Stadium. The Tigers are unbeaten against the Hornets in the last 13 meetings (10-0-3).
After a scoreless first half, Pacific got on the board in the 49th minute following a corner kick. The initial restart did not lead to a shot, but sophomore Laura Hernandez collected the ball in the right corner and sent a cross to the far side.
Angelica Figueroas header was denied by Sacramento State keeper Savannah Abercrombie, but Hogan was right there with a one-time volley into the far side of the net for the lead and her eighth career goal.
This was very similar to our last game, said head coach Keith Coleman. We had opportunities. One of our goals is to not lose at home. So we needed a goal and our focus at half was to push numbers forward and see if we could get something to break loose.
Thats her job to be there on the back post, and Im really happy for her because it was a nice goal and a good way to get her going. She played a great game.
Pacific out-shot Sacramento State 16-2 and held a 6-0 advantage in shots on goal. Senior goalkeeper Jill Medigovich picked up the shutout, the 13th straight shutout by a Pacific keeper over Sacramento State.
The Hornets have not beaten Pacific since the 1994 season as the Tigers lead the all-time series 11-1-4. Pacific holds a 22-1 scoring margin the series.
With the Community Night victory in front of a crowd of 740, Pacific improves to 2-1 on the season, while Sacramento State falls to 0-3.
Its a rivalry game and its never an easy game. Theres a lot of fight out there. It was a good crowd. It was a really nice atmosphere.
In addition to out-shooting Sacramento State 16-2, Pacific also held a 5-1 edge in corner kicks. In the last two games, Pacific has out-shot opponents 34-4.
The Tigers will have five-straight road matches, including four at Pac-10 opponents, beginning with a Friday contest at Oregon State at 4:30 p.m. The Tigers return home on Friday, Sept. 24 to face Montana at 7 p.m.