San Jose State will play its first full week of MPSF matches, with both of its contests coming on the road. SJSU will travel and face #17 New Mexico on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. The Spartans will conclude their weekend on Sunday, October 8 at UNLV. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
RANK AND FILE
The Spartans’ match on Friday at New Mexico will mark the fourth ranked team in which they have faced so far this season. In their last game against a ranked opponent, the Spartans tied #15 Santa Clara 0-0 in double overtime. San Jose State is 0-2-1 against ranked teams this season.
DEFENSE EARNS THIRD SHUTOUT OF SEASON
The stingy Spartan defense held Sacramento State in check on Sunday afternoon, holding the Hornets to just five shots, including just two on goal. It marked the third shutout of the season for the Spartans, which is just one short of last season. The school record for shutouts in a season is 14, which was set during the 2000 season.
MANN NEARING TOP TEN
With his third shutout of the season against Sacramento State on Sunday, goalkeeper Richard Mann is nearing the top ten list in shutouts for a career. Mann now has seven shutouts in 25 career games. With one more shutout, Mann will move into a tie for ninth place with eight career shutouts. The career record for shutouts is 18.
MOORE COLLECTS SECOND CAREER GOAL
After his game winning goal on Sunday at Sacramento State, Colby Moore pulled into a tie with Ed Brand for the team lead in goals scored this season with two. Brand’s two goals came on penalty kicksagainst Notre Dame de Namur, while Moore scored his first collegiate goal at Stanford, when he netted the game-tying goal with less than four minutes remaining in the match.
WENYON RACKS UP ANOTHER ASSIST
Leading assist man Gavin Wenyon added to his career total on Sunday with his helper on Colby Moore’s game-winning goal. Wenyon leads the team with two assists this season, and has 11 in his career.