San Jose, Calif.- The San Jose State men's soccer team will get a full work week in to prepare for its next match this week. The Spartans will host Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
SPARTANS FACE NOTRE DAME DE NAMUR SATURDAY
San Jose State will play just one game this week, hosting Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The Spartans enter Saturday’s match at 2-3. The Argonauts come into this week with a 2-1-1 record.
SECOND HALF COMEBACK DEFEATS STANFORD
A goal by Gavin Wenyon with just eight seconds remaining gave the San Jose State University men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory at Stanford on Friday, September 8 in the first game of the Stanford Nike Invitational Tournament.
FIRST VICTORY OVER CARDINAL SINCE 1998
Friday night’s victory over Stanford gave San Jose State its first win over the Cardinal since September 7, 1998. The Spartans defeated #6 ranked Stanford 2-1 that day.
AKIYAMA, WENYON LEADER IN STATS
Sophomore midfielder Hiroki Akiyama and sophomore defender Gavin Wenyon each lead the Spartans with a goal and an assist through the first five games of the 2006 season. Both players’ goals scored this season have also been game-winners for the Spartans. Wenyon scored his first collegiate goal against Stanford on Friday, September 8. Akiyama also leads the Spartans with 11 shots.
WENYON‘S FIRST CAREER GOAL A GAME-WINNER
Sophomore defender Gavin Wenyon scored his first career goal as a Spartan against Stanford on September 8. The goal also happened to be the game-winner with eight seconds remaining in the match. Wenyon’s goal on September 8 also happened to be his 21st birthday.
SCOUTING THE ARGONAUTS
About Notre Dame de Namur:
The Argonauts come into Saturday’s match with San Jose State with a 2-1-1 record. The Argos went undefeated in their first three games of the season. They lost their last match to Concordia University, 2-1.
Player to Watch: Senior midfielder Anthony Putrus. Putrus has four goals on the young season, leading the Argos in scoring with eight points.
Head Coach Joe Silveira: Silveira, a former standout soccer player at San Jose State, is in his 15th year as coach at NDNU. He also has been the coach for the NDNU women’s soccer team for four years.
Last Meeting: The Spartans defeated the Argos, 2-1, on October 4, 2005 at Spartan Stadium.