Two Neighboring Schools On Spartans' Radar

September 21, 2010

Men's Soccer Preview

San Jose State (5-2) travels to face Santa Clara (2-4) on Friday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. and then returning home to host San Francisco (1-3-1) on Sunday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.  Before the match on Sunday, September 26, San Jose State women's soccer does battle against Saint Mary's at 5:00 p.m.  One ticket gets you admission into both matches.

Coverage

Fans can follow both games via Live Stats.  Links are available on the front page at santaclarabroncos.com for Friday, September 24 and SJSUSpartans.com for Sunday, September 26.

Last Week's Results

San Jose State split at home this past week with a 2-0 loss to St. Mary's and 2-1 win over Loyola Marymount. Steven Sanchez knocked in the unassisted game-winner off the bench with just over two minutes left in regulation to beat the Lions. Oscar Yniguez tallied in the third-minute.

Scouting Santa Clara

Led by three-time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year Cameron Rast, Santa Clara tied for fifth place in the WCC in 2009 and finished 6-9-5.  Forwards Erik Hurtado and Eric Masch were both named to the 2010 West Coast Conference Preseason All-Conference Team.  The Broncos went 0-2 this past week falling short against #25 California with a 2-1 loss and to Stanford, 4-1.

The Series With Santa Clara

Santa Clara has a slight lead in the overall series with a 21-19-4 advantage over the Spartans.  In recent years, the two squads require extra-time per contest.  In 2009 the series ended in a 0-0 draw at Spartan Stadium, and a year earlier in 2008, a 1-1 draw in Santa Clara.

Scouting San Francisco

San Francisco welcomes back just six upperclassmen, headlined by forward Bryan Burke and midfielder Victor Cortez.  The Dons went 7-10-2 in 2009 and finished sixth in the WCC.  The Dons went 0-2 this past week falling 1-0 to Stanford and 1-0 to #25 California.

The Series with San Francisco

San Francisco has a 25-8-1 series advantage over the Spartans.  The last time these two teams battled at Spartan Stadium, the Spartans defeated the Dons 1-0 (2OT) in 2008.