San Jose State Women's Soccer Host Three Non-Conference Games

Upcoming games:
SJSU vs. Oregon, Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
SJSU vs. UCSB, Thurs., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
SJSU vs. Saint Mary’s, Sun., Sept. 23, 1:00 p.m.

San Jose State’s record: San Jose State is 1-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 in Western Athletic Conference play. The Spartans have a 1-1-0 record at home and 0-1-0 on the road.

Upcoming Opponents:
Oregon: The Ducks are 1-1-1 overall, 0-0-0 in PAC-10 games, this season. Oregon lost its last game on the road to the University of Montana, 1-0, on Sept. 7.

UCSB: The Gauchos, 0-3-1 overall and 0-0-0 in Big West Conference games, come into San Jose without a win yet this season. The Gauchos lost at home against Westmont College, 6-4, on Sept. 10.

Saint Mary’s: The Saint Mary's women's soccer team has compiled a 4-0-0 record overall and is 0-0-0 in the West Coast Conference. The Gaels last win came against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 2-0, at the Northwestern Invitational Tournament on Sept. 10.

Opponents vs. San Jose State:
SJSU vs. Oregon: This game between the Spartans and the Ducks was not originally on the schedule, and was added Sept. 13. The Spartans are 2-1 in the last three games against Oregon.
SJSU vs. UCSB: The all-time series between the Spartans and Gauchos is tied 2-2-0, with the Spartans winning the last game, 1-0, at Spartan Stadium in 1998.
SJSU vs. Saint Mary’s: Saint Mary’s won the only two games ever played against the Spartans, including a double overtime win over San Jose State, 1-0, at Moraga last year.

Recent games: San Jose State topped Seton Hall, 2-1, in double overtime on Sept. 7 to win its first game of the season. The Spartans then lost to Cal Poly, 2-1, in another overtime match two days later in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Vanessa Afonso’s goal in double overtime against visiting Seton Hall, 2-1, Sept. 7 giave the Spartans their first win of the year. The game was tied at 1-1 until Afonso’s unassisted goal 5:25 into the second overtime period. Seton Hall took a 1-0 lead quickly as Natalie Smith scored off a Brigid Sullivan assist 1:12 into the game. San Jose State’s Mariko Yoshihara later tied the game with an unassisted goal at 68:00.

The Spartans lost to Cal Poly, 2-1, Sunday in San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly’s Megan Schlegel’s goal 2:34 into the overtime period snapped the Mustangs losing streak of three games. The loss dropped the Spartans record to 1-2. San Jose State scored the first goal of the day when Jeane Sunseri shot made it past Cal Poly goalkeeper Greta Shirdon, 3:05 into the game.

Spartans Coach Tamie Grimes: Tamie Grimes was named the head coach of the San Jose State women’s soccer team this season after serving as interim head coach in 2000. Grimes has a 11-15-1 career record over the past two seasons, and directed the Spartans to the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Playoffs last year. Both were firsts for the six-year-old program.

Conference Award Winners Return: Last season under interim head coach Tamie Grimes, 10 Spartan players earned Western Athletic Conference awards in 2000, including seven athletes earning the WAC all-academic award. This is the most awards earned in the history of the women’s soccer program. Six of these players return to the Spartans for the 2001 season are:
Eryn Meyer, Junior, GK, All-WAC Tournament
Kristina Jacob, Senior, MF, WAC Tournament MVP and All-WAC tournament
Trisha Forney, Junior, GK, WAC all-academic
Cynthia Harrah, Sophomore, D, WAC all-academic
Jessica Hernandez, Junior, D, WAC all-academic
Kelly Pryor, Sophomore, F, WAC all-academic