Men's Soccer On the Road For Two This Week

San Jose, Calif. - After playing to a 0-0 draw at Seattle (9/30) to open the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) portion of the schedule, the San Jose State men's soccer team finishes a three-game road trip, against Pacific Division foes, CSU Bakersfield and UNLV this weekend.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (3-4-1, 0-0-1 MPSF)
at CSU BAKERSFIELD (4-1-4, 1-0-0 MPSF)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:00 P.M.
MAIN SOCCER FIELD, BAKERSFIELD, CALIF.

Live Stats (Free) and Streaming Video ($2.99) are available through the CSU Bakersfield Athletics web site at www.gorunners.com

at UNLV (2-8-1, 0-1-0 MPSF)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1:00 P.M.
JOHANN FIELD, LAS VEGAS, NEV.

Live Stats (Free) and Streaming Video ($6.95) are available through the UNLV Athletics web site at www.unlvrebels.com

LIVE STATS
Fans can view live stats of all San Jose State home and most road contests by accessing the "Live Stats" feature at
www.sjsuspartans.com .  Click on the link at the top of the home page to follow the action.

VIDEO STREAMING
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SOCIAL MEDIA
Keep up with all 16 San Jose State's team through social media sites Twitter and Facebook.  For Twitter go to @sjsuathletics and on Facebook become friends with Sammy Spartan.

MEN'S SOCCER TICKETS
Tickets for all San Jose State men's soccer home games are free for all SJSU students with a valid student ID.  Adult tickets are $5.00, $3.00 for youth (12 and under) and $1 for any child wearing a jersey.

Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person.  The ticket office opens one hour prior to kick-off at Spartan Stadium or can be purchased by calling San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).   

SCOUTING CSU BAKERSFIELD
The Roadrunners are 4-1-4 this season and in first place (1-0-0) in the Pacific Division of the MPSF after a 5-1 victory over UNLV last Saturday.  CSUB gave up the first goal of the game, then got five unanswered scores led by two goals and two assists apiece from Gyasi Zardes and Lucas Dall'Orso.

Zardes, the 2011 MPSF Most Valuable Player, leads the team with four goals and five assists.  Kory Kindle, a senior mid, has found the back of the net three times and three others have two goals each.  Sophomore midfielder Dall'Orso, the reigning MPSF Player of the Week, has assisted on a team-high four goals.

Bakersfield has had Eric Shannon, a senior, in goal for all 890 minutes this season.  His 0.61 GAA and .872 save percentage lead the MPSF.  He has four shutouts and has posted a 4-1-4 record. 

Simon Tobin is in his 26th season leading the 'Runners men 's soccer program.  He has compiled a 287-175-47 record and in 1997 led his side to the  NCAA Division II National Championship.

SCOUTING UNLV
The Rebels are 2-8-1 this season and 0-1-0 in the Pacific Division of the MPSF after a 1-5 defeat at the hands of CSU Bakersfield last Saturday.  UNLV got the first goal of the game from Nick Marshall and went to the half tied 1-1, but four unanswered goals in the second half ended any hopes of a win.  The Rebels play Seattle on Friday prior to the match against the Spartans on Sunday.

Marshall, a senior, leads the UNLV attack with five goals and three assists.  Sophomore Julian Portugal and freshman Rodrigo Fuentes have each scored three goals. Salvador Bernal, a sophomore, and senior Robert Garcia equal Marshall with three assists each.

Joe Vitale, a 2.08 GAA and .647 save percentage, has seen all the time goal, 1040:35 this season.  A junior, his record is 2-8-1. 

Rich Ryerson is in his third season leading the Rebels men 's soccer program.  He had a 9-25-2 record entering this year.

ALL-TIME SERIES
San Jose State holds a 4-3-0 record against CSU Bakersfield in the overall series.  The Spartans have had success in Bakersfield posting a 3-1-0 record on Main Soccer Field, including a 2-1 decision against the No. 19 Roadrunners last season.

Since 1954, the Rebels and Spartans have met 36 times with UNLV holding a 21-11-4 advantage.  In matches contested in Las Vegas, the Spartans have fared better than at home or on a neutral field.  They have a 7-9-0 record when playing on the Rebels home field.

JUST KEEP SHOOTING...GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN
In its last game, at Seattle (9/30), San Jose State got off 21 shots with 11 of them being on frame.  The 21 total shots are the most for a Spartans team since they took 27 against Sacramento State (10/2/11), a span of 18 matches.  San Jose State's 11 shots on goal in the Seattle match are the most in the last 14 games.  Not since they got off 12 shots on goal at UC Riverside (9/18/11), have they been that prolific in putting attempts on frame.

SANCHEZ ON FIRE
Senior striker Steven Sanchez has scored six times in the last six matches  and picked up the first multi-goal game of his career, two tallies, in a 3-2 win against Bradley (9/21).  He is one strike shy of matching his career high seven goals, which he established in 2011, when he earned second team All-MPSF honors.  Sanchez has picked up the game-winner in two of the team's three victories.

SCORING IS UP
Through eight games the Spartans have found the back of the net 14 times.  It took last year's team 12 games to score that many goals and this year's team is more than half way to last year's season total of 27 tallies. 

Not since 2003, has a San Jose State men's soccer team scored 14 goals in that few amount of game.  In 2003, the Spartans scored 12 times in their first five matches and then pounded Sacramento State 6-1 to bring their goal total to 18 through six games.  That team eventually went on to win the MPSF Championship and participate in the 2003 NCAA Championship. 

LAST TIME OUT
The Spartans opened the 2012 MPSF portion of their schedule at Seattle last Sunday.  Despite putting 11 shots on goals, San Jose State couldn't find the back of the net and ended up with a 0-0 decision against the Redhawks.

Steven Sanchez , who is the conference's third-leading shot producer (30) led the side with six total attempts, two of which were on frame.  Thomas Barnes also had two shots on goal among his five shots and Jonathan Salceda put all four of his attempts on goal.

Freshman keeper Michael Schwinn earned the first clean sheet of his Spartan career in making five saves.

SPARTAN SNAPSHOTS

Michael Schwinn
(Fr., GK, Mechernich, Germany) has started and played every minute of the team's eight matches (2.07 GAA, .673 save %, 3-4-1 record)...his 4.38 saves per game and 35 total saves rank 56th and 82nd in the nation, respectively...made his major college debut in a start against USF (8/24).

Nick Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has started all eight matches this year.

Christian Romero (Sr., D, Sacramento, Calif.) has started all eight matches this year and taken two shots...picked up his first point of the season on an assist in the NJIT (9/23) match.

Steven Sanchez (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has started all eight matches this year...leads the team with 30 shots, 12 on frame, six goals and two game-winners...also has an assist...ranks in the top-25 nationally in goals per game (19th), points per game (29th) and goals (28th)...is second in the MPSF in points (13), goals (6), goals per game (0.86), and game winning goals (2)...got the game-winners at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16)...had the first multi-goal game of his careeer when he found the back of the net twice against Bradley (9/21)...scored the team's' lone goal in a 1-2 overtime decision at Stanford (9/12)...has nine GWGs in 14 career tallies.

Mauricio Murillo (Jr., MF, Santa Clara, Calif.) has started all eight matches this year and has taken two shots.

Israel Ayala (Fr., MF, Richmond, Calif.) has made two starts, against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2), in six appearances...
has taken three shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF.

Jasper Pipe (Fr., F, Sydney, Australia) has made two starts, against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2), and appeared in seven matches...has taken two shots putting both on goal...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Jonathan Salceda (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has made five starts, against USF (8/24), Cal Poly (9/2), Bradley (9/21), NJIT (9/23) and at Seattle (9/30), and appeared in all eight matches...scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Santa Clara (9/9) win and earned MPSF Player of the Week for the effort... picked up an assist on the Sacramento State (9/16) game-winner as well as the Bradley game-winner...leads the team in assists (4) and among the top-3 in four other offensive categories. 

Kyler McLaughlin (Fr., D, San Diego, Calif.) has started three matches in four appearances...first collegiate point, an assist, came against Cal Poly (9/2)...has taken one shot...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Enrique Montano (So., MF, Salinas, Calif.) has started all eight matches this year and taken four shots, putting three on frame...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Frankie Beauchamp (So., MF, San Francisco, Calif.) has started in all seven matches in which he has appeared...got his first collegiate point, an assist, came in the Bradley (9/21) win...has taken three shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Diego Ochoa (Sr., MF, San Jose, Calif.) has made five appearances and earned starts against NJIT (9/23) and at Seattle (9/30)...picked up an assist against Bradley (9/21)...has attempted six shots, one was on goal.

Dylan Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in all eight matches this year, earning five starts...has taken nine shots, put six on frame and scored three goals; against Cal Poly (9/2), at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16).

Thomas Barnes (Fr., F, Kings Lynn, England) has appeared in all eight matches this year, earning six starts...scored his first goal, the game winner, against Bradley (9/21)...has taken 11 shots, six on frame...first collegiate point, an assist, came at Stanford (9/12)...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Eric Mendez (Fr., F, Santa Cruz, Calif.) has appeared in five matches this year, garnering three starts...rewarded the start at Santa Clara (9/9) with his first collegiate goal...has taken four shots, all on goal...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Garret Foster (RFr., F, Livermore, Calif.) made appearances in six matches this season...has taken four shots...scored his first collegiate goal against NJIT (9/23).

Edwin Velazquez (Sr., D, Antioch, Calif.) made his first of four appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and earned a start at Seattle (9/30).

Jamison Loveless (So., MF, Boise, Idaho) has appeared in three matches this year.

Ryan Thomas (Jr., D, Livermore, Calif.) made his first appearance of the year against Cal Poly (9/2) and has earned starts at Stanford (9/12) and at Sacramento State (9/16), against Bradley (9/21) and NJIT (9/23).