Spartans Still Alive In MPSF Tournament Hunt

October 31, 2010

San Jose, Calif.----San Jose State had the better of the chances, with a season-high 27 shots, but could not cash in over the course of 110 minutes as the Spartans and Lobos battle to a 0-0 tie at Spartan Stadium on Halloween, October 31.

With the scoreless draw, the Spartans move to 7-8-3 and 1-5-3 in MPSF play on the year.  New Mexico is now 7-4-5 and 4-2-3 in the conference and played to a third straight scoreless draw, breaking an NCAA record.  San Jose State is still alive in the hunt for an MPSF Tournament spot.  If the Spartans win against Sacramento State this upcoming Saturday, November 6, the Spartans would need Seattle University to tie or lose at CS Bakersfield on Sunday, November 7, for them to claim the Mountain Division runner-up bid. 

San Jose State had the best scoring opportunities of the night in the second half with five different Spartans taking a shot in less than five minutes.  Roberto Casteneda at 67:14, Steven Sanchez at 68:09, Josh Boemecke at 71:10, Nick Cashmere at 72:19, and Joe O'Connor at 73:07 each tallied a shot during a Spartan shooting spree, unfortunately the ball wasn't able to find the back of the net.

Dylan Murphy had a game-high five shots in the match, with one of them on goal.  Josh Boemecke added four shots.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Lester stopped 12 shots, the most saves recorded in a game this year for the Spartans.

San Jose State finishes the regular season at home hosting Sacramento State on Saturday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Saturday is "Senior Night" and the Spartans will recognize four seniors in a short pregame ceremony.

Score by periods                                       
New Mexico (7-4-5, 4-2-3 MPSF)              0  0  0  0
San Jose State (7-8-3, 1-5-3 MPSF)          0  0  0  0

San Jose State:  27
New Mexico:  22

Goalkeeper Saves:
Jonathan Lester (SJSU):  12 
Justin Holmes (UNM):  9

Corner Kicks:
San Jose State:  2
New Mexico:   2

San Jose State: 19
New Mexico:  15