Men's soccer edged by Denver, 1-0

San Jose, Calif.--The San Jose State men's soccer team fell 1-0 to Denver University on Thursday night in Spartan Stadium.
The Pioneers scored the lone goal of the contest at 69:15, when Josh Fallin headed the ball back over Spartan goalkeeper Richard Mann off of a thrown-in from the near sideline. Kellan Christensen received the assist on the play.
The Spartans had several scoring chances in the final frame, outshooting the Pioneers, 4-3. DU won the shot battle for the match, 10-8. Colby Moore had three shots to lead San Jose State.
SJSU also won the corner kick battle in the match with four, as DU failed to generate a corner kick opportunity.
Although scoreless, the first half was full of up and down action. San Jose State had its best scoring opportunity of the half when a corner kick by Gavin Wenyon was touched by Hiroki Akiyama onto the Pioneer doorstep. Unfortunately, the ball found a Pioneer player's foot and was cleared.
The Pioneers made Mann go to work early on as he made a save on a Ben Mendozza header just 1:19 into the match. Mann made two saves in the first half for the Spartans.
The Spartans' record goes to 5-6-1 overall and 2-2 in the MPSF. Denver improves to 8-3-1 and a perfect 4-0 in league play. San Jose State will continue league action this Sunday afternoon, October 15, when they host the Air Force Academy at Spartan Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Following the contest, the San Jose State women's team will take on conference foe Louisiana Tech at approximately 2:30 p.m. as part of a Spartan soccer doubleheader.

Denver (8-3-1, 4-0 MPSF) - 0 1 - 1
San Jose State (5-6-1, 2-2 MPSF) - 0 0 - 0

DU - Josh Fallin (Kellan Christensen), 69:15

DU - 10
SJSU - 8

Goalkeeper Saves
DU - 1 (Matt Bredehoft-1)
SJSU - 2 (Richard Mann-2)

Corner Kicks
DU - 0
SJSU - 4

DU - 19
SJSU - 17