SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San José State men's soccer team got off to a quick start, scoring first in the ninth minute, but gave up four unanswered goals and lost, 4-1, to Incarnate Word on Sunday afternoon inside CEFCU Stadium.
The Spartans scored when Jonathan Colunga stole the ball from the Cardinals defender 40-yards out in the middle of the field, dribbled 25-yards in the open before sliding his shot past the UIW goalkeeper, beating him in a one-on-one matchup. It was Colunga's second goal of the season.
Two minutes later, UIW answered back when Miguel Ojeda headed in the ball off a corner kick to tie the match at 1-1.
The Cardinals took the lead in the 16th minute when UIW's leading point man, Ben Conway dribbled inside the box and delivered a left foot cross that Wouter Peters headed in from the six.
SJSU appeared to tie the match up in the 24th minute when forward Jeremy Romero's header found the back of the net, off a beautiful curling pass from Colunga over the UIW defense, however, the Spartans were called for an offsides.
After the three goal flurry in a seven minute span, the score would remain, 2-1, going into the intermission.
San José State had a golden opportunity to tie the match in the second half when Rory Knibbs' centering pass barely missed the outstretched foot of Romero inside the six.
UIW put the match away in the 83rd minute on Ben Conway's goal and added another goal a minute later for the final margin of victory. UIW improved its record to 4-6-2, 2-2-1 WAC. SJSU is now 2-11-2, 1-3-1.
Next up for the Spartans, a home match against Utah Valley on Sunday, October 23 at 12 noon (PT).
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2016 San Jose State Men's Soccer
UIWM vs San Jose State (Oct 16, 2016 at San Jose, Calif.)
UIWM (4-6-2, 2-2-1 WAC) vs. San Jose State (2-11-2, 1-3-1 WAC)
Date: Oct 16, 2016 Attendance: 147
Weather: Off and on rain, 67 degrees.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
UIWM................ 2 2 - 4
San Jose State...... 1 0 - 1
- 8:08 SJSU Colunga, Jonathan (2) (unassisted) - Shot off a turnover, beat GK low to the left.
- 10:44 UIWM Ojeda,Miguel (2) (Luna,Trinidad) - #10 header off #13 corner kick.
- 15:55 UIWM Peters,Wouter (2) (Conway,Ben) - Header by #4 just outside the six off a line drive assist from #9.
- 82:22 UIWM Conway,Ben (3) (Moore,O'Neal) - Left foot shot off diagnal pass in the box.
- 83:15 UIWM Peters,Wouter (3) (unassisted) - Left foot shot from top of the box off a loose ball.
Shots: UIWM 16, San Jose State 10
Saves: UIWM 5 (Guzman,Jorge 5), San Jose State 8 (Tucakovic, Nedin 8)
2nd half home sub #13 for #10 was for a head injury.
2nd half visitor sub #14 for #4 was for a head injury.