Bakersfield, Calif. – A four goal second half by the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners, spelled disaster for the San José State men’s soccer team as they dropped their conference opener 5-1 on Saturday night.
The Spartans (2-7-0, 0-1-0 WAC) outshot the ‘Runners 8-to-5 in the opening half, but saw CSU Bakersfield tally the first goal. In the 13th minute, Joe Masumiya scored from 10 yards out after picking up a ball off an SJSU turnover.
Chasing the equalizer, San José State tied the match in the 40th minute. Uriel Ayala took a pass from Johnathan Colunga and fired a shot, from the left side, to the top right corner. It was his second goal of the year and second in the team’s last three games.
Colunga played for the Roadrunners last year before transferring to San Jose State. Due to injury, he played just 45 minutes in the last two matches. In this his first match back, Colunga picked up his team-leading fourth assist. The sides went to the half tied 1-1.
Three of San Jose State’s eight first half shots were on frame, but just one of their six shots in the second half were on target. For the ‘Runners, the opposite was the case. Eight of their 10 second-half attempts were on goal and four got past Spartans’ keeper Felix Petermann, who had five saves in the loss.
CSU Bakersfield (7-2-1, 1-0-0 WAC) got what turned out to be the game-winner in the 51st minute from Mario Iniguez. He scored from 30 yards out.
The ‘Runners added goals in the 57th, 67th and 77th minute for the 5-1 result.
Julian Zamora led CSU Bakersfield with four shots. He scored two of the team’s four second-half goals. Keeper Nicolas Clever had three saves in the win.
San Jose State returns to action next week. The team is at the Air Force Academy on Friday and then Kansas City on Sunday.
San Jose State (2-7, 0-1 WAC) vs. Bakersfield (7-2-1, 1-0 WAC)
Date: Oct 4, 2014 Attendance: 2014
Weather: 87, Clear at kick
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
San Jose State...... 1 0 - 1
Bakersfield......... 1 4 - 5
1. 12:55 CSUB Masumiya, Joe (2) (unassisted) - Off turnover, from 10 yards
3. 50:13 CSUB Iniguez, Mario (1) (unassisted) - From 30 yards
4. 56:55 CSUB Zamora, Julian (6) (Velasquez, David) - Cross into box, 3 yards
5. 66:32 CSUB Zamora, Julian (7) (Masumiya, Joe) - 19 pass to 21, scores with a shot to the far post.
6. 76:59 CSUB Flores, Alex (1) (Duarte, Christian) - Header off Duarte corner kick
Shots: San Jose State 14, Bakersfield 15
Saves: San Jose State 5 (Petermann, Felix 5), Bakersfield 3 (Clever,Nicolas 3)