Seattle, Wash.----San Jose State men's soccer (6-3-2, 0-0-2 MPSF) makes a late run in overtime against Seattle University (2-5-3, 0-1-1 MPSF), tying the Redhawks in double overtime, 0-0, in Seattle on Friday, October 8.
Seconds after a shot by Josh Boemecke in the third minute of the match, a string of three corner kicks followed, but the Spartans were unable to hit one through. Goalkeeper Jonathan Lester saw some action late in the first half and grabbed two big saves on a shot by Kevin Cook, and one minute later, from Kyle Peterman. The Spartan defense denied the Redhawks another shot on goal in regular time.
In the second half, after a substitution in the 64th minute, Omri Brinner quickly got to work and took the ball through the box and shot it towards goalkeeper Jake Freener, who knocked it down for his third save. The Spartans had another good opportunity in the 78th minute after Jose Cortez got ahead of the Redhawk defense. Cortez came in with a header, but Freener grabbed the shot to keep the Spartans from taking the lead.
A frenzy of shots started the first overtime. Boemecke started with three early shots and Omri Brinner, Ricky Dorrego, Oscar Yniguez and Dylan Murphy, followed with one apiece. The game nearly ended when Dorrego fired one towards the goal in the 94:33 mark. The ball just skimmed over the keeper's hands and hit the post.
"We had multiple chances from multiple players to score, but we couldn't find the back of the net," stated head coach Gary St. Claire. "Our team controlled the pace most of the game. "Our defense played extremely well for us and helped keep them (SU) scoreless."
Lester ended the match with a save in minute 104:00 - his third of the match. The Spartans' shutout was their second consecutive and fourth overall.
The Spartans continue weekend conference play on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. against Cal State Bakersfield at Spartan Stadium.
Score by periods 1 2 1OT 2OT Total
San Jose State (6-3-2, 0-0-2 MPSF) 0 0 0 0 0
Seattle University (2-5-3, 0-1-0 MPSF) 0 0 0 0 0
San Jose State: 19
Seattle U: 15
Jonathan Lester (SJSU): 3
Jake Freener (SU): 7
San Jose State: 8
Seattle U: 1
San Jose State: 17
Seattle U: 10