Men's Soccer At Stanford And Sacramento State

San Jose, Calif. - With matches at Stanford and Sacramento State, the San Jose State men's soccer team plays its final two non-conference road games this week.


SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (1-2-0)
at STANFORD (2-2-0)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 7:00 P.M.
LAIRD Q. CAGAN STADIUM, STANFORD, CALIF.

at SACRAMENTO STATE (2-2-1)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 3:30 P.M.
HORNET FIELD, SACRAMENTO, CALIF.


LIVE STATS
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MEN'S SOCCER TICKETS
Tickets for all San Jose State men's soccer home games are free for all SJSU students with a valid student ID.  Adult tickets are $5.00, $3.00 for youth (12 and under) and $1 for any child wearing a jersey.

Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person.  The ticket office opens one hours prior to kick-off at Spartan Stadium or can be purchased by calling San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).   

SCOUTING STANFORD
The Cardinal are coming off a 2-0 defeat of No. 11 UC Irvine last Friday and currently sit a 2-2-0 on the season.  This will be their home opener having played all four matches on the road so far this year.

The Stanford attack has been paced by Adam Jahn, who has two goals and two assists.  Aaron Kovar and Dersu Abolfathi have each found the back of the net once.  Kovar and Jahn have picked up the game-winners in the Cardinal victories.

Drew Hitchins (0.99 GAA, .717 save %) has played all the minutes in goal and has a 2-2-0 record. 

Jeremy Gunn is in his first season leading the Stanford program.  His Division I record, in five years at Charlotte, was 64-26-14.

SCOUTING SACRAMENTO STATE
The Hornets are 2-2-1 on the year having split a pair of matches last week.  On Wednesday, they defeated Seattle 2-0 at home, but lost at San Francisco, 1-2 on Sunday.  They will play at CSU Bakersfield on Friday night before hosting the Spartans in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Chris Sandoval, who has started every Sacramento State's match, leads the team with a pair of goals and an assist.  Three other players have notched a goal a piece.  Max Alvarez, who has one assist, paces the Hornets with 16 shots and leads the side with six shots on goal.

Keeper Bryan Oliver has made starts in four matches an seen 381 minutes in net.  His goals against average is 0.71 with a .864 save percentage.  He has two shutouts and a 2-1-1 record.

Head Coach Michael Linenberger is in his 24th season and has a 157-229-45 record.

SALCEDA EARNS MPSF PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Junior striker Jonathan Salceda was named the MPSF men's soccer Player of the Week for the week of September 3-9.

Salceda was involved in four of the five Spartan goals, collecting a 2012 MPSF-High six points on two goals and two assists, en route to a 5-3 win at Santa Clara.

Off his 38th-minute throw-in, the Spartans got the equalizer in a 1-1 match. Salceda then drove down the sideline, and in a one-on-one confrontation with the 'keeper, tucked the ball to the near post for a 2-1 lead in the 68th-minute. In the 80th-minute, he bent a shot from mid-field into an open net after the 'keeper misplayed a clearing kick. Finally in the 82nd-minute, he assisted on what would be the game-winner.

This is Salceda's first MPSF Player of the Week honor and the first for a Spartan this season.

SANCHEZ JUST WINS IT, BABY!
Steven Sanchez's goal in the 82nd minute at Santa Clara was his first game-winner of the season, but Sanchez is no stranger to game winning goals.  Of his last eight tallies, dating back to last season, seven have been of the game winning variety.  He has scored nine goals in his San Jose State career, eight of which have been  game winners.

DYNAMIC DUO
Jonathan Salceda and Dylan Murphy are among the top offensive producers in the MPSF.  Salceda leads the league in points per game (2.0) and is second in goals (2), goals and assists per game (0.67) and points (6).  Murphy is also second in goals and goals per game (2.0 and 0.67, respectively).

FIVE GOAL ERUPTION
With its five tallies at Santa Clara (9/9), San Jose State scored its most goals against a Division I opponent in nearly 14 years.  The last time the Spartans scored at least five goals was on October 15, 1999 in a 6-2 win over Drury.

FINDING THE BACK OF THE NET
In three games the Spartans have found the back of the net an average of 2.0 times per game which is good for second most in the MPSF.

LAST TIME OUT
The Spartans picked up their first win of the year in a 5-3 decision over the Santa Clara Broncos on Sunday night (9/9).  The five-goal output was the most by a San Jose State side, against a Division I opponent, since a 6-2 win over the Drury University Panthers in the 1999 season.

Jonathan Salceda led the offense with two goals and two assists and Steven Sanchez got the game-winner.

Trailing 0-1 in the 38th minute, Salceda threw the ball in to Dylan Murphy on the far side of the box.  Murphy shot the ball back to the far post for the equalizer.  In the second half, Salceda scored in the 68th minute, beating the keeper one-on-one and then bent a shot in from mid-field to put San Jose State up 3-1. 

Salceda assisted on the side's next goal, a heal shot by Sanchez.  It was Sanchez's seventh game-winner in his last eight goals dating back to last season.  The Spartans last goal came from freshman Eric Mendez in the 85th minute.  Sanchez assisted on the goal.

SPARTAN SNAPSHOTS

Michael Schwinn (Fr., GK, Mechernich, Germany) has made three starts (2.67 GAA, .636 save %, 1-2-0 record) and played every minute in goal...made his major college debut in a start against USF (8/24).

Nick Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has started all three matches this year.

Christian Romero (Sr., D, Sacramento, Calif.) has started all three matches this year and taken one shot.

Steven Sanchez (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has started all three matches this year...has taken a team-high six shots with two on frame and one goal and an assist...got the game-winner at Santa Clara (9/9)...it was his seventh GWG in his last eight tallies dating back to last season.

Mauricio Murillo (Jr., MF, Santa Clara, Calif.) has started all three matches this year and taken one shot.

Israel Ayala (Fr., MF, Richmond, Calif.) has made two starts this year: against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2)...has taken two shots...his is major college debut came in the start against USF.

Jasper Pipe (Fr., F, Sydney, Australia) has made two starts this year: against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2) and appeared in all three matches...has taken one shot, on goal...his is major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Jonathan Salceda (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has made two starts this year: against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2) in three appearances...scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Santa Clara (9/9) win...leads the team in points (6)...named the MPSF Player of the Week on 9/10.  

Kyler McLaughlin (Fr., D, San Diego, Calif.) has started all three matches this year...has taken one shot...his is major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24)...his first collegiate point, an assist, came against Cal Poly (9/2).

Enrique Montano (So., MF, Salinas, Calif.) has started all three matches this year and taken one shot...his is major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24). 

Frankie Beauchamp (So., MF, San Francisco, Calif.) has started all three matches this year...his is major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24). 

Diego Ochoa (Sr., MF, San Jose, Calif.) made his only appearance of the year against USF (8/24).

Dylan Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in all three matches this year, earning a start at Santa Clara (9/9)...has taken four shots and scored a goals against Cal Poly (9/2) and at Santa Clara.

Thomas Barnes (Fr., F, Kings Lynn, England) has appeared in all three matches this year, earning a start at Santa Clara (9/9)...has taken two shots...his major college debut against USF (8/24).

Eric Mendez (Fr., F, Santa Cruz, Calif.) has appeared in all three matches this year, earning a start at Santa Clara (9/9)...rewarded the start at Santa Clara with his first collegiate goal...his major college debut against USF (8/24).

Garret Foster (RFr., F, Livermore, Calif.) made appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and at Santa Clara (9/9).

Edwin Velazquez (Sr., D, Antioch, Calif.) made his first appearance of the year against Cal Poly (9/2).

Jamison Loveless (So., MF, Boise, Idaho) has appeared in all three matches this year.

Ryan Thomas (Jr., D, Livermore, Calif.) made his first appearance of the year against Cal Poly (9/2).