Spartans Earn 0-0 Draw In MPSF Opener

Seattle, Wash. – The San Jose State men’s soccer team put 11 shots on goal, but were unable to find the back of the net and keeper Michael Schwinn recorded his first clean sheet as the Spartans and Seattle University Redhawks ended their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) opener in a 0-0 draw on Championship Field on Sunday.


In 10 meetings, San Jose State (3-4-1, 0-0-1 MPSF) has never lost to the Redhawks. They are 7-0-3 all-time and 1-0-3 in matches contested in Seattle.


The Spartans’ offense was clicking in both halves. In the first 45 minutes, they put five of their 12 shots on goal.  In the second half, they got 6-of-9 shots on frame, but were unable to get the ball past Redhawk keeper Jake Feener.


Steven Sanchez led the side with six shots, two of which were on frame.  Thomas Barnes, a freshman striker, also had two shots-on-goal among his five attempts.  Jonathan Salceda took four shots, all reached Feener, but were turned away.  The 21 total shots are the most by the Spartans this season.  Diego Ochoa took three shots.  Enrique Montano, Frankie Beauchamp and Dylan Murphy each attempted a shot.


Schwinn, a freshman out of Mechernich, Germany, made five saves, among 23 total shots for Seattle, en route of his first collegiate shutout. His record now stands at 3-4-1. 


Seattle (2-5-1, 0-0-1 MPSF) was out shot 18-to-21 in regulation, but took five shots in the two overtime periods while holding the Spartans without an attempt in the two 10 minute extra periods.  Jake Feener (1-4-1) made 11 saves for Seattle and played all 110 minutes.


Seattle’s offense was led by Hamza Haddadi who took five shots, putting two on goal.  The Redhawks had two players with three shots and two others with two shots each.


The Spartans return to action next Friday, October 5, at CSU Bakersfield (4-1-4, 1-0-0 MPSF).  Kickoff at Main Soccer Field in Bakersfield, Calif. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


San Jose State (3-4-1, 0-0-1 MPSF) vs. Seattle University (2-5-1, 0-0-1 MPSF)

Date: Sep 30, 2012  Attendance: 434

Weather: Sunny, 60s


 Goals by period       1  2 OT O2  Tot


 San Jose State......  0  0  0  0 -  0

 Seattle University..  0  0  0  0 -  0




 Shots: San Jose State 21, Seattle University 23

 Saves: San Jose State 5 (Schwinn, Michael 5), Seattle University 11

 (Jake Feener 11)