Men's soccer needs overtime to beat Notre Dame de Namur

Francisco Martinez was credited
with an assist in Monday's win.
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SAN JOSE, Calif.—It took nearly an entire 10-minute overtime period break a scoreless tie and give the San Jose State University men’s soccer team (6-7-0) a 1-0 win over the visiting Notre Dame de Namur (8-6-1) Monday night in a non-conference match at Spartan Stadium.

Freshman striker Johnny Gonzalez whipped the ball in the net with a bicycle kick with 22 seconds left and the Spartans (6-7-0) one man down in the first overtime period to nail the win. Francisco Martinez was credited with the assist.

Both teams played evenly and physically with 36 combined fouls and eight cautions and one Spartan ejection. The teams were even with 13 shots and five on goal after two regulation periods. San Jose State’s Randy Poggio was ejected after drawing a red card in the 81st minute and played a player short for nearly 20 minutes.

The score remained knotted at 0-0 despite each team being awarded a penalty kick and missing. San Jose State’s Tony Chang failed to convert on a penalty kick in the 61st minute. The Argonauts’ Nicholas Tiggs hit the cross bar with his penalty kick in the 66th minute.

San Jose State goalkeeper Michael Lawrence was credited with four saves and earned his second win and a shutout. Notre Dame de Namur’s Mike Whittaker made five saves and allowed the lone goal in the loss.

The Spartans open Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action when they host Denver on Friday, October 18. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. following the completion of an earlier women’s soccer match at Spartan Stadium.

AGATE FOLLOWS

Goals By Period 1 2 OT F
Notre Dame de Namur 1 0 0 0
San Jose State 0 0 1 1

SCORING SUMMARY
Time Team Goal Scorer Assist(s)
99:38 SJSU Gonzalez, Johnny Martinez, Francisco

SHOTS (On Goal)
NDNU – 13 (5)
SJSU – 14 (6)

GOALIE SAVES (Keeper)
NDNU – 5 (Whittaker, Mike)
SJSU – 4 (Lawrence, Michael)

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