Men's soccer ends nine-game winless streak with 2-0 shutout over San Diego State; program notches 500th all-time win

Dylan Pender scored his first goal
of the season.
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San Jose, Calif.-----Defender Dylan Pender and reserve midfielder Jose Flores each scored their first goal of the season as San Jose State University ended a nine-game winless streak with a 2-0 shutout of San Diego State University in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s soccer contest.

Pender and Flores scored 2:27 apart midway through the second half. Midfielder Marvin Sorto assisted on both goals. Pender broke a 0-0 deadlock at the 68:15 mark and Flores added his goal at 70:42.

"It’s a testament to the character of this team that it never gave up. It was a very gutty performance," said San Jose State coach Gary St. Clair, who has directed the Spartans to 140 of the school’s 500 all-time on-the-field wins in the sport. San Jose State’s all-time win-loss record is 500-392-87."Today, we made plays at both ends of the field. Hopefully, this will be a great confidence builder for our players."

Senior Daniel Benton recorded his first shutout win of the season making six saves. The Spartans (2-9-1, 1-4 MPSF) , whose last victory was on September 5 against Cal State Monterey Bay, outshot the visiting Aztecs, 20-14.

Tally Hall was credited with five saves for San Diego State (2-10-1, 2-4 MPSF).

San Jose State returns to action, Friday, October 22, when it hosts Air Force in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest at Spartan Stadium.

Scoring 1 2 Total
San Diego State (2-10-1, 2-4 MPSF) 0 0 0
San Jose State (2-9-1, 1-4 MPSF) 0 2 2

Scoring summary
SJSU – Dylan Pender (Marvin Sorto), 68:15
SJSU – Jose Flores (Marvin Sorto), 70:42

Shots – San Diego State 14, San Jose State 20

Goalkeeper saves – San Diego State (Tally Hall 5), San Jose State (Daniel Benton 6)

Fouls – San Diego State 18, San Jose State 7