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

Jennifer Guadagnolo scored the
game's only goal.
Junior midfielder Andrea Puljiz
was a catalyst in the Spartans'
improved second-half
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San Jose, Calif. ? Freshman Jennifer Guadagnolo scored 2:24 into the first sudden-victory overtime period to give San Jose State the 1-0 victory over Sonoma State in exhibition women's soccer action Friday afternoon at Spartan Field.

At the 92:24 mark, Liz Behlen, herself a freshman, crossed from the left, and Guadagnolo met the ball at the far post, shooting it back across the goalmouth and into the far netting.

San Jose State head coach Dave Siracusa, winless in three overtime games in his first season at the helm a year ago, was pleased with both the second-half effort, as well as the result.

"In the second half, we were more composed and we were first to the ball more," said Siracusa. "We built our attack better and got behind them, and that helped our confidence. If we can win all of our overtime games, we?ll do well. You like to have a team with that kind of character, that can win at the end."

For the game, San Jose State outshot the Seawolves, 13-11, and had three corner kicks to none by the visitors.

Adrienne Herbst was the starter in goal for the Spartans. She was replaced by fellow senior Erin Lavey for the second half and overtime periods. Lavey made a pair of saves. Freshmen Adena Miller and Carissa Amiral split time in the Seawolf goal, with each producing two stops.

San Jose State opens the 2005 regular season with a non-conference home contest against UC Irvine next Friday, August 26, at Spartan Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The SJSU men's soccer team will face UC Santa Cruz in an exhibition game immediately prior, at 5:00 p.m.

Sonoma State ? 0-0-0-0
San Jose State ? 0-0-1-1

SJSU ? Jennifer Guadagnolo (Liz Behlen), 92:24

Goalkeeper Saves
SSU ? 4 (Adena Miller-2, Carissa Amiral-2)
SJSU ? 2 (Erin Lavey-2)

Corner Kicks
SSU ? 0
SJSU ? 3

SSU ? 15
SJSU - 24