Men's Soccer: Spartans Defeat Loyola-Chicago 3-0; Jorge Martinez Named Tourney MVP

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    LOS ANGELES - San Jose State senior midfielder Jorge Martinez was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the 19th-ranked Spartans to the championship of the LMU Fall Classic, hosted by Loyola Marymount University.

    Martinez scored two goals in the Spartans' 3-0 win over Loyola University-Chicago Sunday. The goals are the 10th and 11th of the season for Martinez, who leads SJSU in scoring with 26 points.

    Martinez put the Spartans on the scoreboard during the 11th minute. Martinez converted a San Jose State corner kick, which initially went to Lars Lyssand, who then passed the ball to Martinez.

    Ryan Suarez put San Jose State up 2-0 about 10 minutes later with his first goal of the season. The assist on the play was credited to Fausto Villegas, his first assist this year.

    Martinez capped the scoring with a goal at the 60:15 mark. Lyssand again assisted on the score. Lyssand has a team-high seven assists this season.

    Chris Humphreys recorded two saves while recording his sixth straight shutout of the season. He is now tied for fifth in single season shutouts, and moved into a fourth-place tie in career shutouts, with 10.

    San Jose State improved to 7-0-0 on the season. Loyola-Chicago now stands at 5-4-0

    San Jose State's string of six straight shutouts is now just one behind the school record of seven, set during the 1971 season.

    Named to the all-tournament team were Suarez, Isaias Bardales, Gonzalo Guerra and Frank Sanfilippo.

    The Spartans return home Tuesday, hosting Stanford at 7:30 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.