|Spartans Look To Get Back On Track This Weekend|
San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State University (3-9-1, 1-3-0 WAC) travels to Guy Wicks Field to take on the University of Idaho Vandals on Thursday, October 11, at 3:00 p.m. The Spartans then host the Seattle University Redhawks on Sunday, October 14, at 2:30 p.m.
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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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SEATTLE UNIVERSITY REDHAWKS
Unbeaten in WAC play heading in to this week (2-0-1 WAC), the Seattle University Redhawks has the greatest offensive output in conference matches (8).
Stephanie Verdoia has netted the most game-winning goals in the WAC (3), and is second in the conference in goals scored (7), points (1.15) and goals per game (0.54). Melissa Busque ranks second on the Redhawks in points with 12.
Head coach Julie Woodward has been behind the Redhawks' bench for 15 seasons. The winningest coach in her program's history, Woodward has a 206-79-26 career record.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VANDALS
The University of Idaho Vandals has yet to win a WAC game, but all of the team's victories this season (3) have come at Guy Wicks Field.
Chelsea Small leads both her team and the WAC with 67 shots. She is also her team's leader in goals (4) and points (9). Goalkeeper Liz Boyden has played in every game for the Vandals, and has made the second-most saves in the conference (71).
Peter Showler is in his seventh season as the Vandals' head coach. He has a 32-78-5 career record after he led his team to its best season in school history in 2011.
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY SPARTANS
San Jose State will look to get back on track after home losses to WAC newcomers Texas State and UTSA.
Junior Megan Molina assisted on goals in consecutive games for the first time since 2010 (Oct. 31 and Nov. 5 versus Boise State). Her four assists this season tie her single-season record. She ranks second on the Spartans with six points.
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 16 shots are the second-most on her team.
Sophomore Alex Jimenez has surpassed her career-high shot total of three with the five shots she has taken this season.
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.
Senior Kelsey Lord's 156 career shots are the third most taken in San Jose State women's soccer history.
SPARTANS' PREVIOUS GAMES
The Spartans hosted its first two WAC matches of the season, with battles against conference newcomers Texas State and UTSA.
TEXAS STATE BOBCATS
Despite controlling pace of play throughout the game, and outshooting its opponent, San Jose State women's soccer (3-8-1, 1-2-0 WAC) was downed by Texas State University, 3-1, in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match at Spartan Stadium Friday night. The Bobcats (5-8-1, 2-1-0 WAC) opened scoring five minutes in to the match when Lynsey Curry slid the ball past Zoe Makrigiannis's left side. But at the 66-minute mark, junior Amanda Heins knotted the score when she netted her second goal in as many games off of a Megan Molina penalty kick. Taylor Person's goal, just under four minutes later at the 69:29 mark, regained the Bobcats' lead. Curry's scored her second goal of the game in the 90 minute to close out scoring for the game. Makrigiannis made three saves for the Spartans, while Bobcat Natalie Gardini recorded seven saves. Seven Spartans got off shots, with Alex Jimenez and Kelsey Lord leading with four each. Lord now stands at third place on the career shots list (145).
Though they outplayed their opponent through much of the match, San Jose State women's soccer (3-8-1, 1-2-0 WAC) lost a hard-fought battle against the UTSA Roadrunners in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match on Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. At the 29-minute mark, Maria Jose Rojas put the Roadrunners on the board with her team-leading second goal of the season. Liv Nyhegn fed her the ball and, on a breakaway, Rojas tapped it past Zoe Makrigiannis's left side. Simone Boye doubled UTSA's lead with her second of the season in the 62 minute after a corner kick by Laylla da Cruz. But eight minutes later, junior Megan Molina was awarded a corner kick and with Helen Phan positioned in front of the Roadrunners' net, the senior knocked in her second goal of the season to cut UTSA's lead in half. Freshman Megan Rauschnot took six of her team's 18 shots, four more than the UTSA's shot total. Katarina Pus and Ari Calderon combined to make 10 saves for the Roadrunners, and Makrigiannis recorded six saves for the Spartans.