SAN JOSE - San Jose State and Stanford battled to their second double overtime tie in two years Tuesday night, a 1-1 draw at SJSU's Spartan Stadium. Last year the two squads played to a scoreless tie.
"A tie against Stanford is a good result," said San Jose State head coach Gary St. Clair. "It was a great test for us. Although I'm disappointed in the result I'm very proud of how this team played."
San Jose State, ranked ninth in this week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, is now 7-0-1 overall. The Cardinal, ranked 13th in the NSCAA poll, is 6-0-1 on the season.
Both goals were scored in the first half. The Spartans took a 1-0 lead 12:24 into the game when Jorge Martinez' cross found Lars Lyssand on the left side. Lyssand scored on a shot from about six yards out.
Stanford answered at the 34:31 mark. Lee Morrison's cross somehow got through the Spartan defense and Scott Leber put the ball into the net on a header.
Both teams had several other opportunities. Just 1:54 into the second half, Stanford's Mike Murphy had a shot bounce off the post. Midway through the second half a header by San Jose State's Dan Fife sailed high.
Both teams ended the night with six shots on goal. San Jose State ended with 16 total shots to 15 for Stanford.
"That's about as even as it gets," St. Clair said.
San Jose State returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Mountain Division play on Sunday, when the Spartans host Air Force in a 12:00 noon game.
Goals by Period 1 2 1ot 2ot Final Stanford 1 0 0 0 - 1 San Jose State 1 0 0 0 - 1
SJSU - Lars Lyssand (Jorge Martinez), 12:24 Stanford - Scott Leber (Mike Murphy), 34:41
Shots - Stanford 15, San Jose State 16. Saves - Stanford 5 (Adam Zabala 5), San Jose State 5 (Chris Humphreys 5). Attendance - 641. Records - Stanford 6-0-1, San Jose State 7-0-1.