Women's soccer blanks Sonoma State, 1-0, in exhibition

Rohnert Park, Calif. - The San Jose State University women’s soccer team blanked host Sonoma State University, 1-0, in an exhibition match at Seawolf Field on Friday, August 18.

The lone goal of the game came from Spartan junior midfielder Kristin Krale at the 67:09 mark in the second half. Sophomore forward Jessica Scott’s left-footed shot was saved by Seawolf goalkeeper Vanessa Merced, but Krale put home the rebound.

Merced finished with nine saves in the Sonoma State goal. Redshirt freshmen Marissa Dayton and Kelsea Scott each played a half in the net for San Jose State, with Dayton needing to make one first-half save.

The Spartans outshot the hosts, 23-5, including 10-1 in shots on goal and 15-2 following the halftime break.

“We started slow, a little nervous,” said third-year San Jose State head coach Dave Siracusa. “After about 25 minutes, we turned it around. It was just a matter of time before we scored. We really dominated play in the second half.”

San Jose State opens the 2006 regular season next Friday, August 25, in Los Angeles, Calif. The Spartans will take on the Lions of Loyola Marymount University at 1:00 p.m.

SCORING SUMMARY
San Jose State - 0 1 - 1
Sonoma State - 0 0 - 0

Scoring
SJSU – Kristin Krale (Jessica Scott), 67:09

Shots
SJSU - 23
SSU - 5

Goalkeeper Saves
SJSU - 1 (Marissa Dayton-1; Kelsea Scott-0)
SSU - 9 (Vanessa Merced-9)

Corner Kicks
SJSU - 3
SSU - 1

Fouls
SJSU - 20
SSU - 11