Spartans against Oregon State and Washington State: Wednesday's game will be the first-ever meeting between SJSU and Oregon State. Sunday's game will also be the first meeting between the Spartans and Cougars.
Interim Head Coach Tamie Grimes: Tamie Grimes is in her first year as interim head coach of the Spartans. Grimes was an assistant coach at SJSU last year and a graduate assistant in 1998.
Spartans in the WAC: San Jose State is one of seven teams in the Western Athletic Conference, which has expanded by one team this season with the addition of the University of Nevada. The top six teams in the final conference standings will advance to the conference playoffs, which will be held at Fresno State Nov. 2, 3, 5. The winner of the conference playoffs receives an automatic berth to the NCAA playoffs.
San Jose State will again host the NCAA Division 1 Women's College Cup, Dec. 1 and 3 at Spartan Stadium.
Last week: San Jose State lost to Wisconsin, 2-1, last Monday at Spartan Stadium, then defeated the University of the Pacific, 3-2, in Stockton, Calif. on Sunday.
Kelly Pryor scored the only goal for the Spartans against Wisconsin. The goal was her first of the season. Brandy Apodaca and Jolene Keel were credited with assists on the play; the first of the season for both players.
Jolene Keel, Brandy Apodaca and Jennifer Mescher each scored an unassisted goal in the win over Pacific. It was Apodaca's third goal this fall, the second of the season for Keel and the first goal this year for Mescher. Mescher's goal was the game-winner.
Eryn Meyer was the starting and winning goalkeeper against Pacific; she is now 2-0 this season. Meyer's other start and win was in San Jose State's second game of the season, a 4-0 win over Portland State. Meyer, ironically, transferred to San Jose State from Portland State.
Spartan Notes: San Jose State started the season with four games in the first seven days and five games in 11 days. Starting with Wednesday's game against Oregon State, the Spartans will play three games in seven days, concluding with a Tuesday, Sept. 19 game against UC Irvine.
Following the UC Irvine game, San Jose State will host the Bay Area Soccer Classic at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 22 and Sept. 24. California, Santa Clara and Stanford are the other teams in the tournament. On Friday, Sept. 22, San Jose State meets California at 6:00 p.m. and Santa Clara takes on Stanford at 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 24, San Jose State battles Stanford at 12 noon and Santa Clara plays California at 3:00 p.m.
In the Western Athletic Conference statistics: Jennifer Mescher is tied
for first in assists, with 4. Goalkeepers Trisha Forni and Eryn Meyer are
among four players tied for fifth in shutouts, with 1. Meyer is also fifth
in Goals Against Average at 0.85.