First Place Men's Soccer Faces Final Road Trip

San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State's men's soccer team, in first place in the MPSF Pacific Divison, has posted a 2-0-1 record in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation road matches this season and hope to continue that trend with stops at Denver and Air Force this week.


SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY (6-4-1, 3-1-1 MPSF)
at DENVER (6-4-3, 1-3-1 MPSF)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:00 P.M.
CIBER FIELD, DENVER, COLO.

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at AIR FORCE (6-6-2, 3-1-1 MPSF)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1:00 P.M.
CADET SOCCER STADIUM, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

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LIVE STATS
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SOCIAL MEDIA
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MEN'S SOCCER TICKETS
Tickets for all San Jose State men's soccer home games are free for all SJSU students with a valid student ID.  Adult tickets are $5.00, $3.00 for youth (12 and under) and $1 for any child wearing a jersey.

Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person.  The ticket office opens one hour prior to kick-off at Spartan Stadium or can be purchased by calling San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at 408-924-SJTX (7589).    

SCOUTING DENVER
The Pioneers are 6-3-4 this season and in fourth place (1-3-1) in the Mountain Division of the MPSF after splitting a pair of home matches last week.  DU defeated Houston Baptist 6-0 on Friday night but fell to No. 8 New Mexico 2-0 on Sunday.  Denver has a 4-1-2 record at home this season.

Senior Josh Wren leads the team with six goals and has assisted on two others.  Zach Bolden, a junior, and Brian Hoyt, a sohpomore, have each found the back of the net four times.  Bolden leads his side with five assists.  

Denver has had Oliver Brown, a sophomore, in goal for 1,168 minutes this season.  In 12 matches he has allowed 15 goals (1.16 GAA) and made 35 saves (.700 save percentage).  He has one shutout of his own, has combined on another and has posted a 5-4-3 record.  

Bobby Muss is in his sixth season leading the Pioneers men's soccer program.  He had compiled a 39-39-17 record entering this season and in 2007 and 2008 was the MPSF Co-Coach and Coach of the Year, respectively.

SCOUTING AIR FORCE
The Falcons are 6-6-2 this season, 3-1-1 and in first place in the Mountain Division of the MPSF after a 2-1 defeat of No. 8 New Mexico last Friday.  On Sunday they earned a 1-1 tie against Houston Baptist.  The Falcons host Seattle U on Friday prior to the match against the Spartans on Sunday.  Air Force is 3-2-2 on their home field this year.

Four Falcons, Kevin Durr, Garrett Getschow, Abinadi Sanayoa and Caleb Downey, have scored two goals each to lead a balanced Air Force attack.  

Matt Underwood, a 1.09 GAA and .775 save percentage, has seen all the time goal, 1321:53 this season.  A junior, his record is 6-6-2.  

Doug Hill is in his fifth season leading the Falcons men 's soccer program.  He had a 36-51-5 record entering this year.

ALL-TIME SERIES
San Jose State and DU have met 21 times since 1954 with each team winning 10 times and tying once.  In Denver the Spartans are 3-4-1, failing to come away with a win in their last four trips there.  The last San Jose State win at Denver came in 2005, a 2-1 decision.

Since 1992, the Falcons and Spartans have met 25 times with San Jose State holding a 14-9-2 advantage.  The Spartans dropped their last decision in Colorado Springs, 0-2 in 2010 and overall have a 5-6-1 record at Air Force since 1993.

MAKING THE MOST OF THEIR OPPORTUNITIES
The Spartans have taken the fewest shots (135) of any team in the MSPF, but have scored 21 goals in those attempts. San Jose State has converted a goal every 6.42 times they have pulled the trigger.  That is slightly more than two shots better than the next closest conference team, UNLV.  The Rebels have taken 233 shots and scored 27 goals which is a goal for every 8.62 shots they attempt.

SPARTANS ARE ROAD WARRIORS
San Jose State has two more regular-season road matches this year; at Denver on Friday and Air Force on Sunday and the Spartans have tasted defeat just once on the road.  They have posted a 4-1-1 record in matches away from Spartan Stadium.  The four wins match the teams total number of road victories in 2009 and 2011 and is the most since the 2007 team won six road contests.  

LAST TIME(S) OUT
The Spartans split a pair of home matches last week and remain on top of the MPSF's Pacific Division.

Against CSU Bakersfield (10/12), senior mid Diego Ochoa bent a cornerkick inside the far post with just five seconds to go in regulation for a 1-0 San Jose State victory.  With the win the Spartans swept the season-series from the regionally ranked Roadrunners.

Sophomore keeper Emmanuel Espinosa, making his second straight start, stopped all four shots CSUB put on frame in earning the win and the first clean sheet of his career.

On Sunday against UNLV (10/14), Steven Sanchez got his team-leading eighth goal at the 34:17 mark for a 1-0 Spartans advantage.  Barely eight minutes later Jonathan Salceda put San Jose State up 2-0 on his fourth tally of the year and the teams went to the locker rooms with a two goal advantage for the Spartans.  The second half went all the way of the Rebels.  They got three goals and defeated San Jose State 3-2.

SPARTAN SNAPSHOTS

Michael Schwinn
(Fr., GK, Mechernich, Germany) started and played every minute of the team's first nine matches (1.95 GAA, .684 save %, 4-4-1 record)...his 4.33 saves per game and 39 total saves rank 63rd and 98th in the nation, respectively...made his major college debut in a start against USF (8/24).

Emmanuel Espinosa (So., GK, San Jose, Calif.) earned starts at UNLV (10/7), against CSU Bakersfield (10/12) and UNLV (10/14)...won his first two matches and picked up his first shutout, 1-0, against No. 9 regionally-ranked CSUB... his college debut came in a start at UNLV (10/7)...he has faced 64 shots, 25 of which were on frame and 21 that have been turned away (.840 save %) while posting a 2-1-0 record.

Nick Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has started all 12 matches this year.  His lone shot came at CSU Bakersfield (10/5).

Christian Romero (Sr., D, Sacramento, Calif.) has started all nine matches in which he has appeared this year and taken two shots...picked up his first point of the season on an assist in the NJIT (9/23) match.

Steven Sanchez (Sr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has started all 12 matches this year...leads the team with 39 shots, 16 on frame, eight goals and two game-winners...also has two assists...ranks in the top-50 nationally in goals (27th), goals per game (28th), points per game and total points (37th)...is second in game winning goals (2) and third in goals (8) and game winning goals (2), points (18) and goals per game (0.67)...got the game-winners at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16)...had the first multi-goal game of his careeer when he found the back of the net twice against Bradley (9/21)...scored the team's lone goal in a 1-2 overtime decision at Stanford (9/12)...has nine GWGs in 15 career tallies.

Mauricio Murillo (Jr., MF, Santa Clara, Calif.) has started all 11 matches in which he has appeared...has attempted two shots.

Israel Ayala (Fr., MF, Richmond, Calif.) has made four starts in 10 appearances...has taken three shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF.

Jasper Pipe (Fr., F, Sydney, Australia) has made two starts, against USF (8/24) and Cal Poly (9/2), and appeared in eight matches...has taken two shots putting both on goal...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Jonathan Salceda (Jr., F, San Jose, Calif.) has made eight starts and appeared in all 12 matches...ranks in the top-50 nationally in assists (40th) and assists per game (43rd)...got the second goal, his fourth overall, against UNLV (10/14)...scored two goals and assisted on two more in the Santa Clara (9/9) win and earned MPSF Player of the Week for the effort...opened the scoring in a 2-1 win at CSU Bakersfield (10/5)...picked up an assist on the Sacramento State (9/16) game-winner as well as the Bradley game-winner...leads the team in assists (5) and among the top-3 in four other offensive categories.  

Kyler McLaughlin (Fr., D, San Diego, Calif.) has started four matches in seven appearances...first collegiate point, an assist, came against Cal Poly (9/2)...has taken one shot...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Enrique Montano (So., MF, Salinas, Calif.) has started all 12 matches this year and taken 10 shots, putting five on frame...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Frankie Beauchamp (So., MF, San Francisco, Calif.) has started in all 10 matches in which he has appeared...got his first collegiate point, an assist, in the Bradley (9/21) win and his second at CSU Bakersfield (10/5)...has taken four shots...his major college debut came in the start against USF (8/24).

Diego Ochoa (Sr., MF, San Jose, Calif.) has made nine appearances and earned six starts...scored his first goal of the season in the 90th minute against CSU Bakersfield...picked up an assist against Bradley (9/21)...has attempted 12 shots, four on goal.

Dylan Murphy (Sr., D, San Francisco, Calif.) has appeared in all 12 matches this year, earning five starts...has taken 10 shots, put six on frame and scored three goals; against Cal Poly (9/2), at Santa Clara (9/9) and at Sacramento State (9/16).

Thomas Barnes (Fr., F, Kings Lynn, England) has appeared in all 12 matches this year, earning nine starts...scored his first goal, the game winner, against Bradley (9/21)...has taken 13 shots, seven on frame...first collegiate point, an assist, came at Stanford (9/12) also assisted on goals against NJIT (9/23) and at UNLV (10/7)...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Eric Mendez (Fr., F, Santa Cruz, Calif.) has appeared in five matches this year, garnering three starts...rewarded the start at Santa Clara (9/9) with his first collegiate goal...has taken four shots, all on goal...his major college debut came against USF (8/24).

Garret Foster (RFr., F, Livermore, Calif.) made appearances in 10 matches this season and earned a start against UNLV (10/14)...named the MPSF and the collegesportsmadness.com Player of the Week for October 1-7...had the game winners at CSU Bakersfield (10/5) and UNLV (10/7) among his three goals...has taken nine shots putting five on frame...scored his first collegiate goal against NJIT (9/23).

Edwin Velazquez (Sr., D, Antioch, Calif.) made his first of eight appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and earned starts at Seattle (9/30), CSU Bakersfield (10/5), UNLV (10/7), against CSU Bakersfield (10/12) and UNLV (10/14)...has taken one shot which was on goal.

Jamison Loveless (So., MF, Boise, Idaho) has appeared in three matches this year.

Ryan Thomas (Jr., D, Livermore, Calif.) made his first of nine appearances against Cal Poly (9/2) and has earned seven starts...has attempted one shot, on frame.