SACRAMENTO, California (9/29/2006) Boise State rode a rollercoaster of momentum to a 4-3 overtime win at Sacramento State Friday afternoon in Sacramento. The Broncos were on a high of momentum with a 2-0 lead in the 48th minute against Sacramento State, then stumbled as the momentum came crashing down as the Broncos watched the lead evaporate into a 3-2 deficit. The Broncos managed to hold on long enough to see things swing their way rallying in the 86th minute to force overtime and eventually claimed a hard fought win.
Sacramento State seemed to have the better play in the first half forcing the majority of the action into Boise State’s defensive half. However, the Broncos were the ones to claim the first lead with their first goal of the match late in the opening period. Freshman Danielle Schwalbe recorded her second goal of the season when she headed a leftside cross from Nicole Coleman into the Hornet goal from seven yards out in the 37th minute.
Up by one to start the second half, Coleman extended the Bronco lead to 2-0 early in the period when she converted a penalty kick in the 48th minute. The PK was setup when Boise State’s Annie Tom beat her defender and drove into the rightside of the box. Sac State’s Katie Rorabaugh recovered but dragged the Bronco attacker down inside the penalty box.
Sacramento State then rallied to take the lead with three consecutive goals. The first came 35 seconds after the Coleman PK conversion. Down by two, the Hornets counter attacked down the left flank. Maggie Murphy raced down the side line then sent a high cross to an unmarked Kayelyn Satkowski in the center of the Boise State 18-yard box. Satkowski had time to set herself and fire a hard shot to the left post recording the first of two goals on the day and cut the Bronco advantage to one in the 49th minute.
The second Sacramento State score was also by Satkowski and came in the 69th minute when she touched a pass from Kim Kemper past one defender and the Bronco keeper into goal from four-yards out knotting the score at two all.
The last Sacramento State score came in the 81st minute to give the Hornets a momentary lead. This time Sacramento State attacked down the right flank where Mandy Trojan launched a rocket towards goal from distance. The shot was stopped by Boise State’s Michaela Morrison in goal but she failed to control the ball as it deflected to the Hornets’ Kelly Novak who dribbled past two defenders touching the ball just inside the right post for the 3-2 Sacramento State advantage.
Boise State countered with their own rally in the final nine minutes which culminated when senior Brennan Lau tied the score in the 86th minute to force overtime. The Broncos counter attacked down the center in search of the tying goal. Kristin Hall drove through the defense to the top of the Hornet 18-yard box where the ball was touched away by a defender. The ball rolled to the left flank where Lau one touched it and fired a blast from 19 yards out inside the far right post to knot the score up once again, this time at three all with 4:48 left in regulation.
Neither team managed a shot on goal in the first extra time stanza resulting in a final 10-minute overtime period. Boise State wasted no time in the final frame as they took the opening possession down field for the decisive score 19 seconds into the period.
The final possession was picture perfect as the Broncos touched the kick-off back to Jessica Hobdey on the right side. She drove up field then passed the ball to Kaylea Perenon in the center who one touched the ball back to Hobdey on the give and go. The junior from Pocatello then played the ball to Sophie Parrish down the center. Parrish turned the ball towards goal then sent a perfectly placed through ball directly into the path of Annie Tom making a break for goal. Tom, a senior from Honolulu, Hawaii dribbled twice to get past her defender then fired the decisive strike past the keeper from 15 yards out with 19 seconds gone in the second overtime period giving the Broncos the sudden-victory win in the 101st minute.
The win snapped a three-match losing streak, all on the road, for Boise State as the Broncos improve to 5-4-0 on the year. They have one non-league match remaining this Sunday against TCU in Boise before WAC action begins next Friday at San Jose State. Kick-off for Sunday’s match is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Boise State Soccer Stadium adjacent to the Boas Indoor Tennis Center on south Oakland Avenue.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
Boise State at Sacramento State (Sep 29, 2006 at Sacramento, Calif.)
Boise State (5-4-0) at Sacramento State (5-5-1)
Date: Sep 29, 2006 Attendance: 187
Weather: 87, slight breeze
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot
Boise State......... 1 2 0 1 - 4
Sacramento State.... 0 3 0 0 - 3
1. 36:08 BSU Schwalbe, Danielle (2) (Coleman, Nicole)
2. 47:40 BSU Coleman, Nicole (Penalty kick)
3. 48:25 SAC Kayelyn Satkowski (5) (Maggie Murphy)
4. 68:09 SAC Kayelyn Satkowski (6) (Kim Kemper)
5. 80:50 SAC Kelly Novak (1) (Mandy Trojan)
6. 85:12 BSU Lau, Brennan (2) (unassisted)
7. 100:19 BSU Tom, Annie (2) (Parrish, Sophie)
Shots: Boise State 14, Sacramento State 18
Shot on goal: Boise State 8, Sacramento State 9
Saves: Boise State 6 (Morrison, Michaela 5; TEAM 1), Sacramento State
4 (Jenny Lawrence 4)