Jackie Zabek headed in a goal at the 15:39 mark off an assist from a free kick by fellow sophomore Nicole Irwin to give the Spartans the early edge. Zabek had scored the only other goal of her collegiate career thus far, a year ago in a 3-0 win over the Hornets in San Jose.
Junior Cristin Murphy then notched her first goal as a Spartan at 30:26, hitting her shot off the crossbar and in off an assist from freshman Jennifer Guadagnolo.
Sacramento State began its comeback just under four minutes later at 34:11, Rebeccah Phillips bending her shot to the far post with Katie McCoy assisting. The equalizer came in the 68th minute, with Kayelyn Satkowski hitting a low shot which found the back of the net. Amber Dragomir was credited with the assist. Neither team could manage another goal through the 90-minute regulation and two 10-minute sudden-victory overtime periods.
Senior Adrienne Herbst made seven saves in 110 minutes for San Jose State, while Jennifer Lawrence also played the entire game for the Hornets, and tallied 10 stops.
The draw puts San Jose State’s record at 0-8-2 on the year. Sacramento State is now 2-4-2.
San Jose State returns home to host fifth-ranked South Bay rival Santa Clara next, this Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 p.m. inside Spartan Stadium.
San Jose State (0-8-2) - 2 0 0 0- 2
Sacramento State (2-4-2) - 1 1 0 0 - 2
SJSU Zabek (Irwin), 15:39
SJSU Murphy (Guadagnolo), 30:26
SAC Phillips (McCoy), 34:11
SAC Satkowski (Dragomir), 67:26
SJSU - 16
SAC - 22
SJSU - 7 (Herbst-7)
SAC - 10 (Lawrence-10)
SJSU - 3
SAC - 8
SJSU - 16