Sept. 11, 2013
San Jose, Calif. - This week the San José State men's soccer team looks to pick up its first win of the year when they play the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds in Spartan Stadium and then travel to San Luis Opisbo to face the Cal Poly Mustangs.
SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY (0-3-0)
vs. Fresno Pacific (1-1-0)
Friday, September 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Spartan Stadium, San Jose, Calif.
at Cal Poly (2-2-0)
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Alex G. Spanos Stadium, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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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, faculty and staff with a valid ID. Adult tickets are $5.00, $2.00 for youth (12 and under) and any child wearing a jersey gets in for free.
Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person. The ticket office opens one hour prior to kick-off at Spartan Stadium or can be purchased by calling San José State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).
SCOUTING FRESNO PACIFIC
The Sunbirds are 1-1-0 so far this season. They lost in their season opener 0-1 at Sonoma State, but took their home opener 2-1 against San Francisco State. FPU plays in the PacWest Conference and finished last season with a No. 1 national ranking, a 17-5-1 record, and lost in the national championship match, 2-3.
The last meeting between these teams came in 2011 and was a 4-1 decision for San José State in Spartan Stadium.
The side lost two of its top scorers from last season Paul Islas (22g, 12a) and Bruno Pessoa (11g, 1a), but return Alvari Nogales (15g, 16a). FPU has gotten single goals from Renato Bustamante and Thiago Novis in their win against SFSU.
Fabian Rangle, who was 13-1-1 with a .870 GAA and .806 save % in 2012, is back in goal for the Sunbirds. He has played all 180 minutes in the team's two matches and has a 1-1-0 record.
Jaime Ramirez is in his 20th season leading the Fresno Pacific program. He had a 243-131-26 overall record entering this season.
SCOUTING CAL POLY
The Mustangs are 2-2-0 so far this season. Both their early season victories came on the road (4-2 at Drake and 3-0 at #6 UCLA). Cal Poly plays in the Big West and finished last season with an 11-7-1 record, 6-3-1 in conference action.
Cal Poly earned a 3-1 decision last year against the Spartans in San Jose.
The Mustangs attack is led by 2012 Big West Offensive Player of the Year, Mackenzie Pridham who is on the Herman Trophy Watch List. Pridham has already scored three goals this season, with four others contributing one goal each for the cause.
Wade Hamilton, the reigning Big West Defensive Player of the week has seen all the action in goal for the Mustangs this season. He has a 1.43 GAA and .714 save % in four matches.
Paul Holocher is in his eighth season leading the Mustangs program. He has a 64-53-23 overall record at Cal Poly.