October 11, 2009

Northern Colorado comes up short in cold game against Sacramento State


GREELEY, Colo. - Northern Colorado fell 1-0 to evenly matched Sacramento State on Sunday after a cold 90 minutes of play. This loss drops the Bears to 4-7-1 and 0-2-0 while the Hornets improve to 7-3-3 on the season.

The game, which was pushed back one hour after Friday's snow storm, began with fairly icy field conditions. Neither team could find the goal in the first 45 minutes but sophomore goalkeeper Kirsten Salminen held the score at 0-0 recording 5 saves going into half time.

Going into the warmer second half it was the Hornets who would find the net on a long cross from Kelsey O'Donnell. The kick was deflected by Salminen into the post but took an angle into the left corner as the solo goal of the game.

The Bears played a strong second half forcing four saves by the Hornets goalkeeper, including a strong shot from freshman Alexsys Tamayo, but came up just short in the loss.

"It was a good game with two good teams," said head coach Tim Barrera, "We need to work on connecting that final pass going into next week."

Northern Colorado will now travel to Weber State on October 15th and continue on to Idaho State to face the Bengals on the 17th