San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose State University women’s soccer team is set to compete in one more seven-versus-seven tournament on the road at Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of California, this Sunday, April 27.
The tournament will feature essentially the same format as last weekend’s event at UC Davis. There are two groups of five teams, and participating squads will contest four games each of 30-minute length with a pair of 15-minute halves. The Spartans will compete in Group Gold on the South field, and begin the day against Saint Mary’s College at 10:05 a.m.
San Jose State will then take on Sacramento State at 11:50 a.m., the California Storm of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) at 12:55 p.m. and Stanford at 2:05 p.m. Group Blue consists of the host Golden Bears of California, Air Force, Pacific, Chico State and UC Davis.
The teams that finish in first or second place in either group advance to the semifinal round at 3:30 p.m., with the tournament final set for a 4:10 p.m. start.
The Spartans went 2-2 during a seven-on-seven spring tournament at Howard Field on the campus of UC Davis last Sunday, April 20.
“Like every day this spring, there were positives and negatives that came out,” said first-year San Jose State head coach Jeff Leightman. “We did some nice things on Sunday. Each game, we have been playing a little bit better than the game before. We still have deficiencies. We are still giving up goals too easily. We are not defending with the intensity and the intelligence that we need to in order to produce shutouts. That will continue to be a focus.”
Leightman’s squad is expected to continue spring training for at least one more week following the Cal tourney.