Men's soccer hosts Sacramento State on Senior Night

THIS WEEK
San Jose State will play its final match of the season, hosting the Hornets of Sacramento State on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The match will also be Senior Night, as the 2006 men’s soccer senior class will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.

SENIOR NIGHT
The 2006 season finale against Sacramento State in Spartan Stadium will also mark a special night, as Friday’s match is Senior Night. Goalkeeper Rodrigo Baptista and midfielders Chad Gleave, Daniel Perez, Patrick Scheufler, and Diego Soto will all be honored in a pre-game ceremony.

SPARTANS DEFEAT UNLV
Three different Spartans scored as San Jose State University dominated UNLV, 3-0, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation men’s soccer match on Thursday afternoon, October 26, at Spartan Field. San Jose State took an early lead at the 17:55 mark when Colby Moore scored his team-leading third goal of the season off an assist from Ed Brand. Moore, a freshman out of Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, received a through ball from Brand and beat Rebel goalkeeper Calvin Bailey with a laser over his right shoulder. For Brand, it was his first assist of the season. The Spartans took the 1-0 advantage into the halftime break, and came out firing to start the second half of play. Just under eight minutes into the half, Hiroki Akiyama tied Moore for the team lead in goals with his third of the season, on a nifty cross from the left. Assists went to both Julio Gonzalez and Daniel Perez. San Jose State added to the rout nearly 12 minutes later when Gonzalez scored his first goal as a Spartan to give him his first multi-point game of his career. After entering at the half with fresh legs, Gonzalez got an assist from Savio Carrijo and beat his defender on a breakaway before slotting the ball home past Bailey. The match was never in doubt, as the Spartans outshot the Rebels, 23-6, in the contest. San Jose State goalkeeper Richard Mann stopped the only shot he saw on net to earn his ninth career shutout and move into a tie for seventh on the school’s all-time shutouts list.

MANN EARNS ANOTHER SHUT-OUT

Richard Mann earned his fifth shut-out of the season in SJSU’s 3-0 victory over UNLV. He now has nine career shutouts, which is tied for seventh on the school’s all-time list. The career record for shutouts is 18, which is held by two players, including head coach Gary St. Clair.

MOORE SCORES GOALS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES
Freshman Colby Moore continues his remarkable rookie campaign. The forward scored goals in both games this past week for the Spartans and leads the team with four. Both of his goals were the first of the match for the Spartans against UNLV and New Mexico, respectively.

CARRIJO CHIPS IN AN ASSIST
Savio Carrijo scored his first point of the season in San Jose State’s 3-0 win over UNLV on Spartan Field. He assisted on Julio Gonzalez’s first goal as a Spartan, which was also the Spartans’ last goal of the match.

GONZALEZ HAS MULTI-POINT GAME AGAINST REBELS
Julio Gonzalez followed up his first point as a Spartan against Air Force on October 15, with a goal and an assist in the Spartans’ 3-0 victory over UNLV. Gonzalez assisted on Hiroki Akiyama’s third goal of the season, and scored San Jose State’s third goal in the rout of the Rebels. He assisted on El Shaddai Bent’s first career and game-winning goal in overtime against Air Force for his first point in a Spartan uniform.