Women's Soccer Opens Spartan Classic With 3-1 Win over IUPUI

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San Jose-Three different Spartans scored to lead the San Jose State women's soccer team to a 3-1 win over IUPUI Friday evening in the second game of the Spartan Classic. Miami (Ohio) defeated Sacramento State 2-0 in game one of the Classic in Spartan Stadium.

For the second season in a row, the Spartans opened its home campaign with a victory. Freshman Nicole Irwin made her home debut memorable as she scored San Jose State's first goal of the match a 15:56, a header off a pass from Vanessa Afonso. Irwin also assisted on the game-winning goal scored by Shannon Leslie at the 31:51 mark. Leslie had a direct shot after passes by Irwin and Jackie Zabek.

IUPUI drew within one at 2-1 with an unassisted goal by Samantha Sliney at 34:47. Sliney beat Spartan goalie Adrienne Herbst for the goal. Andrea Puljiz scored the final SJSU goal at 73:46 as she popped the ball over the goalie's head from a Jackie Cruz pass.

San Jose State head coach Dave Siracusa picked up his first win at the helm of the Spartan program and will go for win number two Sunday against Miami at 2:30 p.m. IUPUI will face Sacramento State in the day's first match at 12 noon. All matches will be played at Spartan Soccer Field.

Miami defeated Sacramento State, 2-0, in the first match of the day, scoring a goal in each half. 2003 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Ashley Swinehart scored the first goal of the match at 43:45. She took a direct shot on goal after receiving a pass on the left from Lindy Slinger. Kathleen Vistica scored the second goal a 70:41 as she received a pass from Jennifer Rush.

San Jose State 3 IUPUI 1

IUPUI 1 0 -- 1
San Jose State 2 1 -- 3

Goals - 15:56 - SJSU - Nicole Irwin (Vanessa Afonso)
31:51 - SJSU - Shannon Leslie (Nicole Irwin, Jackie Zabek)
34:47 - IUPUI - Samantha Sliney, unassisted
73:46 - SJSU - Andrea Puljiz (Jackie Cruz).

Saves - San Jose State 3 (Adrienne Herbst 3); IUPUI 7 (Jessie Mann 7).

Records - San Jose Sate 1-2; IUPUI 1-2.

Miami 2 Sacramento State 0

Sacramento State 0 0 -- 0
Miami 1 1 -- 2

Goals - 43:45 - Miami - Ashley Swinehart (Lindy Slinger)
70:41 - Miami - Kathleen Vistica (Jennifer Rush)

Saves - Sacramento State - 5 (Michelle Balzouman 4, Team 1); Miami 5 (Megan Ortner 5).

Records - Sacramento State 0-3; Miami 1-1.

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