Miami Defeats Spartan Women's Soccer Team 3-2 at Spartan Classic

Shannon Leslie scored a goal
in each Spartan match this weekend.
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San Jose—Miami’s Ashley Swinehart scored the team’s final two goals and held off a late Spartan surge as the San Jose State women’s soccer team fell to the Redhawks, 3-2, Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Spartan Classic at the Spartan Soccer Field.

The Redhawks took and early 1-0 as Aimee Prevallet scored at the 4:04 mark on a breakaway goal shot from the right side on a pass from Kathleen Vistica. Neither team could score again in the first half.

The second half was a different story in terms of scoring with four goals between the two teams. Swinehart, the 2003 MAC Player of the Year, scored her two goals at the 51:53 and 76:13 marks of the second half. Her first goal came off a pass from Lindy Slinger on the left side of the box. Swinehart’s second goal came as she dribbled around the defenders and shot it into the net.

San Jose State scored both of its goals in the final 10 minutes of the match and fell short on a game-tying goal. Shannon Leslie scored the Spartans first goal on a penalty kick at 80:31. SJSU got the penalty kick after Cori Borja was pulled down inside the box. San Jose State’s second goal came off a corner kick as Kristin Krale converted a Vanessa Afonso kick. The Spartans could not convert in the final 2:19 of the match.

In the first match of the day, Sacramento State go two goals from Linda Sanchez and a goal and an assist from Jenae Kee as the Hornets defeated IUPUI, 5-1. The Hornets took 22 shots, 13 on goal, and made nine saves. The Jaguars took 17 shots, 10 on goal, and made eight saves.

San Jose State will now travel to Saint Mary’s next weekend for a tournament. The team will play Saint Mary’s on Friday and California on Sunday.

Spartan Classic, Spartan Soccer Field

Miami 3 San Jose State 2

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

Goals - 4:04 M Aimee Prevallet (Kathleen Vistica)
51:53 M Ashley Swinehart (unassisted)
76:13 M Ashley Swinehart (unassisted)
80:31 SJS Shannon Leslie (penalty kick)
87:41 SJS Kristin Krale (Vanessa Afonso)

Saves – Miam 6 (Leigh Terry 6); SJSU 5 (Erin Lavey)

Records – Miami 2-1; San Jose State 1-3.

Sacramento State 5 IUPUI 1

Sacramento State 2 3 -- 5
IUPUI 1 0 -- 1

Goals – 12:30 SAC Kelly Novak (Jenae Kee)
15:13 SAC Linda Sanchez (unassisted)
19:15 IUPUI Samantha Sliney (unassisted)
61:49 SAC Jenae Kee (unassisted)
83:32 SAC Amanda Gray Brown (unassisted)
88:09 SAC Linda Sanchez (unassisted)

Saves – Sacramento State 9 (Michelle Balzouman 3, Brittany Auernig 4, Team 2); IUPUI 8 (Jessie Mann 7, Team 1).

Records – Sacramento State 1-3; IUPUI 1-3.

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