FRESNO, Calif. - Four different San Jose State University players each scored a goal as the Spartans regained sole possession of first place in the Mountain Division of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 4-0 men's soccer victory at Fresno State Thursday night (Oct. 12).
Jorge Martinez, Fausto Villegas, Ryan Suarez and Isaias Bardales each scored a goal in the first half. All four goals were unassisted.
Martinez put SJSU up 1-0 at the 9:52 mark. Villegas made it 2-0 less than a minute later. Suarez scored at the 36:12 mark and Bardales finished the scoring at 41:40.
With the win the Spartans are now 3-0 in the MPSF, 11-0-1 overall. San Jose State is three points ahead of Denver and Air Force in the division standings (teams are awarded three points for a win and one point for a tie).
The victory, San Jose State's first over Fresno State since 1980, was aided by another outstanding defensive effort. Fresno State had just one shot on goal during the game. The Spartans took 16 shots to 10 for the Bulldogs.
Chris Humphreys and Jason Horner recorded the combined shutout in goal for San Jose State. The shutout is the ninth this season for Humphreys, who is now tied with Paul Habenicht in the SJSU record book for the most combined shutouts in a season. Habenicht had nine combined shutouts in 1968. Humphreys also moved into a third-place tie for career shutouts, with 13.
San Jose State returns home Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. MPSF Mountain Division game against the University of Denver at Spartan Stadium.
San Jose State 4 0 -- 4 Fresno State 0 0 -- 0SJSU Jorge Martinez (unassisted), 9:52.
SJSU Fausto Villegas (unassisted), 10:31.
SJSU Ryan Suarez (unassisted), 36:12.
SJSU Isaias Bardales (unassisted), 41:40.
Shots SJSU 16, FSU 7.
Saves SJSU 1 (Chris Humphreys 1, Jason Horner 0), FSU 3 (Jeremy Proud 3).
Records SJSU 11-0-1, 3-0 MPSF. FSU 7-4-1, 0-3-0 MPSF.