Men's Soccer Co-Hosts Tournament This Week

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose State men’s soccer team is back in Spartan Stadium this week hosting its final two 2012 regular season non-conference matches, against the Bradley University Braves and the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, as part of the San Jose State/Santa Clara Tournament.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (2-3-0)
vs. BRADLEY (4-2-2)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:00 P.M.
SPARTAN STADIUM, SAN JOSE, CALIF.

vs. NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4-4-0)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1:00 P.M.
SPARTAN STADIUM, SAN JOSE, CALIF.


LIVE STATS
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SOCIAL MEDIA
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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 hour 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 BRADLEY­­­­
The Braves, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, participated in the Belmont Bruins Classic last week in Nashville, Tenn, splitting two matches.  They defeated Lipscomb on Friday 2-1 in overtime and fell to host Belmont 0-1 on Sunday.  The loss to Belmont ended a five-game unbeaten streak in which they had outscored their opponents 11-to-6.  On the year, Bradley is 4-2-2 overall, 2-1-1 away from home. 

The Braves attack is led by senior striker Jochen Graf who boasts a team-high five goals and one assist.  Keegan Balle, a junior defender, has found the back of the net four times with two assists and sophomore forward Desmond Campbell has scored three goals. 

Junior keeper Brian Billings (1.05 GAA, .775 save %) has played all the team’s minutes in goal and has a 4-2-2 record. 

Jim DeRose is in his 17th season leading the Bradley program.  He had a 181-123-33 record entering this year.

SCOUTING THE NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Highlanders, a Division I independent, begin the week with a 4-4-0 record.  They host St. Peters (9/18) before flying to the Bay Area to play at Santa Clara (9/21) before facing the Spartans on Sunday.

Last week NJIT had a pair of 3-2 home wins, over Sacred Heart (9/12) and Buffalo (9/14).  The side is 1-2-0 in games played on the road.

Senior striker Franco Gamero (4G, 1A, 9 Pts) leads the Highlanders offense. Christian Marcel, a sophomore forward, has a pair of goals and an assist and eight other players have contributed one goal a piece.

Lars Maalen-Johansen, a senior, has a 1.66 GAA and .738 save percentage in seven appearances.  His record is 4-2-0 and he has two shutouts.

Cesar Markovic is in his second season with the Highlanders.  NJIT was 5-12-2 in his first campaign.

LAST TIME(S) OUT
The Spartans split a pair of road matches last week.  On Wednesday, September 12 they pushed Stanford to overtime before falling 1-2. 

Steven Sanchez got the equalizer, a one-touch strike off a cross from Thomas Barnes, in the 52nd minute of a 0-1 match.  It was Sanchez’s second goal of the season and Barnes’ first collegiate point.  The score remained the same through regulation time, but just 1:02 into overtime Stanford got the game-winner.

On Sunday, Dylan Murphy pounded a free kick from 25 yards out that found the back of the net to stake the Spartans to a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute at Sacramento State.  It was the first time this season that San Jose State got the opening goal in a match.  Just before halftime, the Hornets got the equalizer and the teams went to the half tied 1-1.

The game remained 1-1 until the 89th minute when off a Jonathan Salceda thrown in, Steven Sanchez broke in behind the defense and, one-on-one against the keeper, beat him to the far post.  It was Sanchez’s second game-winner of the year and the ninth of his career.

SANCHEZ JUST WINS IT, BABY!
Steven Sanchez's goal in the 89th minute at Sacramento State (9/16) was his second game-winner of the season, but Sanchez is no stranger to game winning goals.  Of his last 10 tallies, dating back to last season, eight have been of the game-winning variety.  He has scored 11 goals in his San Jose State career, nine of which have been the game winner.

SPARTAN SNAPSHOTS

Michael Schwinn (Fr., GK, Mechernich, Germany) has started and played every minute of the team’s five matches (2.20 GAA, .667 save %, 2-3-0 record)...made his major college debut in a start against USF (8/24).

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

Christian Romero (Sr., D, Sacramento, Calif.) has started all five matches this year and taken two shots.

Steven Sanchez (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has started all five matches this year...leads the team with 13 shots, seven on frame, three goals and two game-winners...also has an assist...got the game-winners at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16)...scored the team’s’ lone goal in a 1-2 overtime decision at Stanford (9/12)...has nine GWGs in 11 career tallies.

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

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

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

Jonathan Salceda (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has made two starts: against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2) and appeared in all five matches...scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Santa Clara (9/9) win and earned MPSF Player of the Week for that effort... picked up an assist on the Sacramento State (9/16) game-winner...leads the team in assists (3) and among the top-4 in four other offensive categories. 

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

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

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

Diego Ochoa (Sr., MF, San Jose, Calif.) has made appearances  against USF (8/24) and at Sacramento State (9/16).

Dylan Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in all five matches this year, earning three starts...has taken eight shots, put five on frame and scored three goals; against Cal Poly (9/2), at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16).

Thomas Barnes (Fr., F, Kings Lynn, England) has appeared in all five matches this year, earning three starts...has taken two shots, both on frame...first collegiate point, an assist, came at Stanford (9/12)...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Eric Mendez (Fr., F, Santa Cruz, Calif.) has appeared in all five matches this year, garnering three starts...rewarded the start at Santa Clara (9/9) with his first collegiate goal...has taken four shots all on goal...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Garret Foster (RFr., F, Livermore, Calif.) made appearances in four matches this season...has taken three shots.

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

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

Ryan Thomas (Jr., D, Livermore, Calif.) made his first appearance of the year against Cal Poly (9/2) and has earned starts at Stanford (9/12) and at Sacramento State (9/16).