San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State University (2-2-1) closes out non-conference play this weekend when they head to Flagstaff, Ariz., for the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament, hosted by Northern Arizona University. The Spartans face the UNLV Rebels (5-2-1) on Friday, September 14, at 4:00 p.m., and the NAU Lumberjacks (1-5-1) on Sunday, September 16, at 1:00 p.m.
Live stats are available free of charge for all San Jose State home matches and select road contests. Click on the Live Stats icon at the top of the San Jose State Athletics web page at www.sjsuspartans.com and select the game by clicking on the camera icon. Fans can also access the live stats from the Schedule/Results section off the women's soccer page at www.sjsuspartans.com.
WOMEN'S SOCCER TICKETS
Tickets for all Spartan home women's soccer games are free for all San Jose State students with a valid student ID. Adult tickets are $5.00 and are $3.00 for youth (12 and under). Tickets are $1 for youth wearing a soccer jersey. Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person. The ticket office opens two hours prior to the start of the game at Spartan Stadium or tickets can be purchased by calling the San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589).
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The Rebels are in the midst of its first four-game win streak since 2007, improving the team to 5-2-1.
Junior Jenn Wolfe leads her team, and the Mountain West Conference, in goals (7), points (14), and shots (24). Starting goalkeeper Kylie Wassell has recorded three shutouts this season, placing her third in the conference.
Head coach Michael Coll is in his first season behind the bench of the Rebels' program. He was previously an assistant coach at Penn State University for eight years.
The start to the 2012 season has not been kind to the Lumberjacks. In seven games, NAU has just one win, and put just four goals into the back of its opponents' net.
Freshman Haley Wingender has netted half of her team's goals this season (2), and also leads the Lumberjacks in points (4) and shots (17). Goaltending duties have been split between Lauren Weaver and Natalie Gilbertson, who have a 2.10 and 2.27 goals against average, respectively.
In his 12 season, Andre Luciano is the Lumberjacks head coach, with a 84-100-28 record at NAU. His 2011 squad finished with a 3-9-7 record and missed the Big Sky Conference Tournament for the first time in four years.
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
The Spartans will look to get back on track during its last weekend of non-conference play after three consecutive losses to UC Davis, the University of Nevada and UC Riverside.
Freshman Mikaella Meibock leads the Spartans, and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in goals with four, and points with eight. She also tops her team in shots (20), and was named the August 2012 Spartan Foundation Female Student-Athlete of the Month.
Junior Megan Molina recorded a goal at Cal and one assist versus USF and Pacific for four points. She ranks second on the Spartans in shots with nine.
Freshman Emily Pryor recorded her second shutout of the season versus Pacific.
Sophomore Kacey Gricius netted her first two career points, a goal and an assist, against CSU Bakersfield. She has taken a career-high five shots this season.
Sophomore Gabriella Stange scored her first collegiate goal, and the lone goal scored for San Jose State, in the UC Riverside match.
Head Coach Jeff Leightman is at the helm of the Spartans for his fifth season. Last season, he led the Spartans to its seventh consecutive WAC tournament bid and finished among the conference's top three teams for the third straight year.
Senior Kelsey Lord's six shots on the year place her fifth in the program's history in that category.
Stange scored her first collegiate goal versus UC Riverside.
SPARTANS' PREVIOUS GAMES
San Jose State suffered losses at the hands of Nevada and UC Riverside, but out-shot both teams by a 21-to-12 margin.
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA WOLF PACK
Despite a 9-to-7 shot advantage, San Jose State (2-3-1) was shut out, 1-0, by the University of Nevada in a non-conference women's soccer match at Spartan Stadium. The lone goal of the game was scored at the 64-minute mark. Nevada (3-3-1) was awarded a corner kick and Chrisalyn Fonte's header from that kick sailed past freshman goalkeeper Emily Pryor, who made four saves in the match. Senior Kelsey Lord took three shots and freshman Mikaella Meibock took two shots. In the second half, the Spartans and Wolf Pack each recorded five shots.
UC RIVERSIDE HIGHLANDERS
Though they more-than doubled its opponents shots taken in the game, San Jose State (2-4-1) lost 3-1 to UC Riverside (4-2-2) in a non-conference women's soccer match. Jessica Cortez opened scoring for the Highlanders in the third minute of the match. The senior midfielder got in alone on goalkeeper Emily Pryor and banged the ball past Pryor's left side. Sophomore Gabriella Stange knotted the game when, off of a pass from senior Kelsey Lord, she slipped the ball past Jessica White for her first career goal. But UC Riverside won the match in the final 25 minutes with goals from Alexa Bustamante and Shelley Brumbaugh. Pryor and freshman Zoe Makrigiannis shared the Spartans' goalkeeping duties. Freshman Megan Rauschnot and Lord led the Spartans with three shots each. The final shot count was 12-to-5.