The San Jose State men’s soccer team continues Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play this week as they host No. 22 New Mexico and UNLV this weekend. The Lobos will be in town on Friday, Oct. 12 on Spartan Field. Soccer excitement will continue on Sunday, Oct. 14 with a San Jose State soccer doubleheader with the men’s team opening with a 1:00 game against the Rebels.
The Spartans are looking to extend their winning streak this weekend. San Jose State defeated CS Bakersfield, the College of Charleston and Sacramento State in its last three outings.
Head coach Gary St. Clair and the Spartans are currently ranked third in the conference with a 1-0-0 MPSF mark. New Mexico and Denver are tied for first place in the conference with matching 1-0-1 records. San Jose State opened conference play with a 2-1 victory over the Hornets of Sacramento State.
SAN JOSE STATE (6-4-0, 1-0-0 MPSF)
The Spartans conclude their five-game homestand this weekend with conference matches against New Mexico and UNLV.
San Jose State owns a 6-4-0 overall record and a 1-0-0 conference mark. The team is currently on a three-game winning streak.
The Spartans are nationally-ranked in the scoring offense category. The team is 18th in the country.
Senior Ismael Ibarra leads the Spartans on offense with four goals and two assists for a total of 10 points this season. Ibarra is tied with Nick Cukar, Julio Gonzalez and Colby Moore for most goals on the team wth four.
In goal, junior Lewis Sweeney has stepped in and recorded three consecutive wins, including two shutouts. The keeper has made 17 saves and allowed just four goals.
NEW MEXICO (6-3-1. 1-0-1 MPSF)
New Mexico is currently ranked No. 22 in the nation with a 6-3-1 overall record and a 1-0-1 conference mark.
Leading the Lobos on offense is Chris Wright with seven goals and one assist for a total of 15 points. Wright is nationally-ranked in two offensive categories. He is 27th in points per game and 14th in goals per game.Justin Davis is next in line with three goals and two assists.
In goal, Mike Graczyk owns the team’s 6-3-1 record and has allowed just eight goals in 10 games. The goalkeeper ranked 43rd in the nation in goals against allowed.
New Mexico is coming off of a 6-0 win over conference foe Air Force. Wright and Davis each tallied two goals apiece in the game.
UNLV (5-4-2, 1-1-0 MPSF)
The Rebels are 5-4-2 on the season with a 1-1-0 conference mark. UNLV was on a three-game winning streak before falling to Denver, 2-1, on Oct. 7.
Lamar Neagle leads on offense for the Rebels with six goals and two assists. Daniel Cruz follows with four goals and three assists. Cruz will return to the line-up after sitting out against Denver. He was forced to sit after receiving his fifth yellow card.
Between the posts, Bailey Calvin has played all 11 games and has allowed 16 goals. Calvin has posted three shutouts this season.