Men's Soccer: Top-Ranked Spartans Top Fresno State, 2-0, in Final Home Game of Season

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    SAN JOSE - A 2-0 victory over Fresno State Sunday at Spartan Stadium gave the San Jose State University men's soccer team its first undefeated home season in Gary St. Clair's 11 years as head coach.

    Ryan Suarez and Jorge Martinez each scored a goal as the Spartans, ranked number one in the NSCAA coaches poll, improved to 14-0-1 overall, 6-0-0 in the Mountain Division of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

    Suarez put the Spartans up 1-0 10:33 into the first half. He scored after a corner kick by Lars Lyssand was deflected by a Fresno State defender back to Lyssand, whose cross from the right side went to Suarez. Suarez scored on a header for his fifth goal of the season and fourth in the past five games. Lyssand registered his eighth assist of the season on the play.

    Martinez recorded his team-high 13th goal of the season at the 17:53 mark, on an assist from Gareth Williams. Williams has three assists.

    Spartan goalkeeper Chris Humphreys recorded his 11th combined shutout of the season, extending his own single-season record. It was also his 15th career combined shutout, tying him for second with Sean Keohane, who had 15 combined shutouts during the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

    San Jose State is at the University of Denver on Friday, Oct. 29, for a MPSF Mountain Division contest. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.

    Fresno State      0   0   --   0
    San Jose State    2   0   --   0
    SJSU - Ryan Suarez (Lars Lyssand), 10:33.
    SJSU - Jorge Martinez (Gareth Williams), 17:53.
    Shots - FSU 4, SJSU 18. 
    Saves - FSU 4 (Jeremy Pround 4), 
            SJSU 1 (Chris Humphreys 1). 
    Records - SJSU 14-0-1, 6-0-0 MPSF Mountain. 
              FSU 8-5-1, 1-4-0 MPSF Mountain. 
    Attendance - 615.