Sep 4, 2013
San Jose, Calif. - The San José State men's soccer team takes to the road for the first time this year when they travel up the peninsula to face Bay Area rival the University of San Francisco Dons in their lone contest of the week.
SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY (0-2-0)
at San Francisco (2-0-0)
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Negoesco Stadium, San Francisco, Calif.
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SCOUTING SAN FRANCISCO
The Dons are 2-0-0 so far this season. They have a pair of 2-0 home wins over LIU Brooklyn and Air Force. USF plays in the WCC and finished last season with a 6-7-5 record, 4-5-3 in conference action.
The San Francisco earned a 2-0 decision last year against the Spartans in San Jose.
The side lost its top scorer from last season Mauricio De Leon (5 g, 2A), but return Miguel Aguilar and Michael Shaddock each who scored three goals in 2012. USF has gotten single goals from four players in their two wins to start the season.
Chase Hauser and Connor Gaal have each started one match and have combined for seven saves with out allowing a goal. Each has a 1-0-0 record.
Erik Visser is in his 14th season leading the San Francisco program. He has a 104-104-22 overall record with the Dons.
Emmanuel Espinosa (So., San Jose, Calif.) in one start made four saves in a 0-2 decision against SIUE (9/1). Has a 0-1-0 record, 2.00 GAA and .667 save %. Ranks fourth in save %, fifth in GAA and saves per game (4.00) and seventh in total saves (4.00) among WAC players.
Felix Petermann (Jr., Munich, Germany) in one start, made six saves in 102:30 of action. Allowed one goal in a 0-1 loss to Sacramento State (8/30). His .857 save % is tops in the WAC. He ranks second in GAA (0.88), saves and saves per game (6) among players in the WAC.
Eric Mendez (Fr., Santa Cruz, Calif.) in two matches, both starts, has produced a team-high seven shots with four on-frame. In the WAC is ranked third in shots and fourth in shots per game (3.5).
Rory Knibbs (Fr., London, England) in two starts has taken four shots with two on-goal.
Ben Cowdrill (Fr., Leamington Spa, England) has appeared in two matches, both as a reserve.
Bryan Ruiz-Unger (Fr., Miami, Fla.) has appeared in two matches, both as a reserve.
Enrique Montano (Jr., Salinas, Calif.) appeared and started against Sac St. (8/30). Has taken two shots.
Frankie Beauchamp (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.) a starter in both matches this year. Has taken two shots.
Jamison Loveless (Jr., Boise, Idaho) appeared as a reserve against SIUE (9/1).
Israel Ayala (So., Richmond, Calif.) appeared and started against SIUE (9/1).
Sam Croucher (Fr., Derbyshire, England) has started in two matches and attempted one shot.
Andy Moya (Jr., Gilroy, Calif.) has started in two matches.
Colton Portela (So., Pleasanton, Calif.) has appeared in one match vs. SIUE (9/1) and has taken one shot which was on frame.
Uriel Ayala (Fr., Fort Bragg, Calif.) appeared and started against SIUE (9/1).
Ben Reiter (Fr., San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in two matches, earning a start vs. SIUE (9/1). His lone shot, on goal came against Sac St. (8/30).
Alex Anastasi (So., Pacific Palisades, Calif.) appeared once, as a reserve vs. SIUE (9/1).
Kyler McLaughlin (So., San Diego, Calif.) has appeared in and made one start, vs. Sac. St. (8/30). Attempted one shot.
Ryan Thomas (Sr., Livermore, Calif) has appeared in and made one start, vs. Sac St. (8/30). Attempted one shot.
Dylan West (Fr., Davis, Calif.) has appeared in two matches earning a start vs. Sac St. (8/30).
Andy Kelly (Jr., Darlington, England) has appeared in two matches earning a start vs. Sac St. (8/30). Named to the 2013 Preseason All-WAC team.
Kyle O'Mahoney (Fr., Hednesford, England) has appeared in two matches earning a start vs. SIUE (9/1) and has attempted one shot.
Anthony Ruiz (Fr., Pinole, Calif.) has appeared in two matches earning a start vs. Sac St. (8/30).
James Walker (Jr., Morgan Hill, Calif.) appeared once, as a reserve vs. SIUE (9/1).
TEAM RANKS IN THE WAC
After the first week of competition, the Spartans rank among the top teams in the WAC in the following categories:
2nd in saves - 5.00/game
3rd in shots - 10.50/game
3rd in fewest goals allowed - 1.50/game
4th in Goals Against Average - 1.40/game
LAST TIME OUT
The Spartans opened the season with a pair of home losses, 0-1 vs. Sacramento State (8/30) and 0-2 vs. SIUE (9/1).
The Spartans and the SIUE Cougars played a match that was similar in nearly every statistic but the one that counts the most: the 2-0 decision. SIUE led in shots 9-to-8, shots on goal 6-to-5, and saves 5-to-4.