Flores two goals gives San Jose State, 3-1 men's soccer win

Jose Flores scored twice in the
Cal State Monterey Bay win.
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San Jose, Calif.-----Jose Flores scored two second-half as San Jose State University defeated Cal State Monterey Bay, 3-1, in a non-conference men’s soccer match.

Flores, a freshman midfielder, scored his first goal of the game in the 63rd minute as he weaved his way from just past the midfield line through the Otters’ defense and put his shot past goalkeeper Jared Racz to give the Spartans (5-1-2) a 2-0 lead.

After Cal State Monterey Bay (3-6) cut its deficit in half, 2-1, on a disputed goal by Nick Lackey at 69:26, Flores headed a ball into the net off an assist from Tim McKinney at 76:43. The Spartans, ranked 23rd by Soccer America, felt the Otters were offside on the play that led to the Cal State Monterey Bay goal.

"I’m glad it’s over. We’re still feeling the effects of last week’s injury situation," said San Jose State coach Gary St. Clair, who did not have the services of Frank Sanfilippo, Frank Mata Francisco Martinez and Artin Rodriguez. In addition, Randy Poggio, the current Mountain Pacific Sports Federation "Player of the Week" was not available after receiving a red card in the second overtime of the September 28 game against Cal Poly.

"Give credit to the players who stepped in and got us the win. Jose Flores played very well. Tim McKinney had a good spell in the second half and Jose Juarez and Daniel Perez played well," the soccer coach added.

The only shot San Jose State goalkeeper Eddie Dominguez faced in the game was the disputed goal by the Otters’ Lackey. Otherwise, the Spartans controlled play out-shooting Cal State Monterey Bay, 17-1.

San Jose State returns to action, Sunday, October 5, when it hosts USF in a non-conference match in Spartan Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Score by halves 1 2 Total
Cal State Monterey Bay 0 1 1
San Jose State 1 2 3

Scoring summary
SJSU – Johnny Gonzalez (Jose Juarez), 31:08
SJSU – Jose Flores (Unassisted), 63:06
CSUMB – Nick Lackey (Unassisted), 69:26
SJSU – Jose Flores (Tim McKinney), 76:43

Shots _ Cal State Monterey Bay – 1, San Jose State – 17
Goalkeeper saves – Cal State Monterey Bay 4 (Racz, 4), San Jose State 0