Men's Soccer Ties Stanford 0-0 in Double-Overtime

Senior co-captain Johnny Gonzalez
helped the Spartans to the tie in
his final game against Stanford.
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San Jose, Calif.---San Jose State goalkeeper Richard Mann recorded his first collegiate shutout as the Spartans (0-0-1) tied Stanford (0-0-1) 0-0 in a double-overtime, season-opening match. Mann, a redshirt freshman, had four saves on the night.

Credited with two saves of his own, junior Stanford goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen also recorded his first shutout of the year.

Head coach Gary St. Clair was pleased with his team’s performance.

“I thought it was a great, great team defensive effort,” said St. Clair. “We played well enough to win the game. I’m really quite pleased. Nobody likes a tie, but sometimes that’s just the way it goes. "

St. Clair was particularly impressed with the play of his team’s new additions.

“We have eight new starters on this team, and that’s a huge turnover,” he said. “It is going to take some time, but tonight we were physical, and we were determined.”

The Spartans knew they were facing a tough test in Kartunen, who recorded a 0.28 goals-against-average in 2004.

“This week in training it was not so much about this game, but about getting our fitness level up,” explained senior co-captain Dylan Pender, who was among nine Spartans to play all 110 minutes. “Defensively, we were well-organized, and we fought real hard all night.”

San Jose State had the advantage in shots taken, with 13 to the Cardinal’s nine.

San Jose State continues its non-conference schedule, hosting St. Mary’s on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.

SCORE BY HALVES: 1 2 OT1 OT2 TOTAL
Stanford 0 0 0 0 0
San Jose State 0 0 0 0 0

SCORING SUMMARY:
None

GOALKEEPER SAVES:
Stanford -2 (Andrew Kartunen, 2)
San Jose State -4 (Richard Mann, 4)

CORNER KICKS:
Stanford -3
San Jose State -3

FOULS:
Stanford -29
San Jose State -31