San Francisco, Calif.---The Spartan men's soccer team's unbeaten start to the 2005 season came to an end on Friday, September 23, in San Francisco, as they lost 3-1 to a difficult University of San Francisco team.
Freshman Ben Dessard scored unassisted in the first half and Matt Languis and Aaron Chandler scored in the second half as USF
defeated previously unbeaten San Jose State, 3-1, at Negoesco Stadium.
"The first two goals were defensive lapses on our part," said head coach Gary St. Clair. "The game came down to a combination of those defensive lapses, and our missing some chances to tie the game at 1-1."
The Spartans avoided the shutout at 88:37 when Nelson Diaz headed in a pass from Ismael Ibarra from close range.
San Jose State trailed the Dons in shots by only one, 12-11.
"They're a good team," St. Clair said of USF, "but we're a good team as well. The score was not indicative of how we played."
San Jose State continues its non-conference schedule, Sunday, Sept. 23, when it takes on Cal Poly at Spartan Field at 1 p.m.
SCORE BY HALVES: 1 2 TOTAL
USF 1 2 3
San Jose State 0 1 1
USF- Dessard (9:15) (unassisted)
USF- Languis (60:43)(DeGeer)
USF- Chandler (87:28) (Martin)
SJSU- Diaz (88:37) (Ibarra)
USF -3 (Geremy Uhl-3)
SJSU -1 (Brent Douglas-1)