|Spartans Looking For Two In A Row|
San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State University (4-10-1, 2-4-0 WAC) heads to Logan, Utah to face off against Utah State for its final road match of the season on Friday, Oct. 19. The Spartans then host the Sacramento State Hornets on Sunday, Oct. 21, in a 1:00 p.m. matinee.
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WOMEN'S SOCCER TICKETS
Tickets for all Spartan home women's soccer games are free for all San Jose State students with a valid student ID. Adult tickets are $5.00 and are $3.00 for youth (12 and under). Tickets are $1 for youth wearing a soccer jersey. Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person. The ticket office opens two hours prior to the start of the game at Spartan Stadium or tickets can be purchased by calling the San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589).
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UTAH STATE AGGIES
The Aggies will enter the match on Friday with a seven-game unbeaten streak, and holds the top ranking in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Mari Miyashiro leads her team with 13 points. Kendra Pemberton (50) and Jennifer Flynn (48) are the third- and fourth-most shot takers in the conference.
Heather Cairns, in her 10 season, is the Aggies' head coach. The winningest soccer coach in school history, Cairns has a 90-75-19 career record.
SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS
Winless on the road in conference play, the Hornets have scored just one goal in the last three games.
Victoria Ramirez is her team's highest point-getter (11), and leads the Hornets in goals (4) and assists (3). Shelby Tomasello has tallied five shutouts this season, with a 3-5-4 record.
In his sixth season, Randy Dedini is the Hornets' head coach. His career record is 44-36-15.
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
Coming off the tails of a 2-1 victory, the Spartans will look to continue its strong play against Utah State and in-state rivals Sacramento State.
Junior Megan Molina scored her second goal of the season in the Seattle match (Oct. 14), placing her in a tie for the most points on her team (8). She also assisted on goals in consecutive games for the first time since 2010 (Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 versus Boise State).
Junior Amanda Heins netted her second-career goal, and her second goal in as many games, in the Texas State match (Oct. 5). She is second on the Spartans in goals scored.
Senior Helen Phan scored her second goal of the season, and of her career, in the UTSA match (Oct. 7). She is tied on the Spartans for the second-most goals scored this season.
Freshman Megan Rauschnot's six shots in the UTSA match (Oct. 7) were the most taken by a Spartan this season. Her 18 shots are tied for the second-most on her team.
Freshman Rachel Docherty netted her first collegiate goal in the Seattle match (Oct. 14). The defender has played in every game this season, and has started all but two.
Head Coach Jeff Leightman is at the helm of the Spartans for his fifth season. Last season, he led the Spartans to its seventh consecutive WAC tournament bid and finished among the conference's top three teams for the third straight year.
Docherty scored her first goal as a collegiate, a game-winner, in the Spartans 2-1 victory over Seattle (Oct. 14).
SPARTANS' PREVIOUS GAMES
San Jose State was shut out by Idaho on Thursday, but won its first multi-goal game since Aug. 24 against Seattle on Sunday.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS
Zoe Makrigiannis made 10 saves but could not help her team overcome a two-goal defecit, as San Jose State women's soccer (3-10-1, 1-4-0 WAC) was shut out by the University of Idaho, 2-0, in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at Guy Wicks Field Thursday afternoon. The Vandals (4-11-1, 1-2-1 WAC) dominated the first half, doubling the number of shots taken by the Spartans, 16-to-8. Idaho's leading scorer, Chelsea Small, broke through five minutes in to the second half. Megan Lopez passed the ball to Small in front of the Spartans goal, and Small headed it past Makrigiannis. The Vandals doubled its lead at the 73-minute mark. Annie Millard scooped up her own rebound and knocked it past Makrigiannis to close out scoring. Makrigiannis finished the match with 10 saves recorded, six more than Vandals' goalkeeper Liz Boyden. Kacey Gricius led the Spartans in shots on the day with four of her team's 14 shots.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY REDHAWKS
San Jose State (4-10-1, 2-4-1 WAC) recorded its first multi-goal game since August 24 and put a notch in its win column, as the Spartans beat Seattle University, 2-1, in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match Sunday afternoon. After a scoreless first half, the Spartans returned to the field following intermission firing on all cylinders. Megan Molina was awarded a free kick in the 47 minute and her shot sailed past Brianna Smallidge. The goal was Molina's second of the season. Freshman Rachel Docherty doubled San Jose State's lead at the 76-minute mark when Gabriella Stange took a corner kick and Docherty was able to slip the ball past Smallidge. Docherty's goal was her first collegiate tally. Julia Besagno put Seattle (7-7-1, 2-2-1 WAC) on the board, and closed out scoring in the match when, at 86:19, she was awarded a penalty kick. The ball soared over Makrigiannis's left shoulder for Besagno's first goal of the year. Makrigiannis (2-4-0) and Smallidge (6-7-1) each made four saves. San Jose State held an advantage in shots, 10-to-9.