Sacramento, Calif.-----San Jose State unleashed a season-high 21 shots in a 0-0 double overtime tie against Sacramento State in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) men's soccer opener for both teams on Sunday, October 3.
It is the first tie of the season for the Spartans. San Jose State's record moves to 6-3-1, 0-0-1 in the MPSF. Sacramento State, which has not lost in its last seven matches, is now 5-2-2, 0-0-1 MPSF.
"This is our best and most consistent game of the season," stated head coach Gary St. Clair. "I thought we played very well. It's very difficult to go on the road and get a point. We played at a level and a style that we have been working on since the beginning of the season. I am very pleased with the point."
The Hornets had the best chance to score first. Fernando Cabadas played a perfect ball over the top of the San Jose State defense where Bryan Baker corraled it and slotted a shot past advancing keeper Jonathan Lester. The ball slowly rolled toward the open net, but a Spartan slid in at the last second and sent away the near goal.
San Jose State had its opportunities with 10 shots in the second half. Dylan Murphy, Oscar Yniguez, Josh Boemecke and Nick Cashmere all tallied three shots apiece for the match.
Lester made four saves and earned his second shutout of the season. Sacramento State goalkeeper Cesar Castillo was credited with six saves.
The Spartans return to action on Friday, October 8 to face Seattle University in Seattle. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Due to a schedule conflict, the Spartans will return home the following weekend to host Cal State Bakersfield on October 10 at 1:00 p.m. San Jose State will play Cal State Bakersfield the following weekend in Bakersfield.
Score by periods 1 2 1 OT 2OT Total
San Jose State (6-3-1, 0-0-1 MPSF) 0 0 0 0 0
Sacramento State (5-2-2, 0-0-1 MPSF) 0 0 0 0 0
San Jose State: 21
Sacramento State: 8
Jonathan Lester(SJSU): 4
Cesar Castillo (SAC): 6
San Jose State: 6
Sacramento State: 3
San Jose State: 16
Sacramento State: 13