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September 13, 2010
Women's Soccer Preview
The San Jose State women's soccer team (2-5) heads to Reno, Nevada to compete in the Wolf Pack Invitational, September 16 & 18. The Spartans will face Eastern Michigan (3-3-1) at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16 and Idaho State (5-2-1) at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 18. Live Stats will be available at nevadawolfpack.com.
San Jose State and Eastern Michigan are first-time opponents.
San Jose State and Idaho State have little history. The two teams faced each other in '06 & '07, both taking one. The Spartans opened the series at home with a victory, 2-1. A year later in '07, the Bengals edged the Spartans, 2-1.
Women's Soccer Downs UC Riverside, 3-0
With two first-half goals, both in the first 20 minutes, the San Jose State women's soccer team cruised to a win, posting a 3-0 victory over visiting UC Riverside, Sunday, September 12. Goal's came from three junior-class Spartans' Shanelle Furner, Lauren Sanchez and Jessica Ingram. Junior goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald made three saves completing the shut-out.
The Eagles return 12 letterwinners including seven starters and four All-MAC selections from last year's squad that turned in an 11-4-6 record. Senior Paige Sheridan currently leads the roster with five points and senior Maggie Christensen, in second, has four points. Senior goalkeeper Monique Budani averages 1.48 goals allowed per game.
The Bengals return 15 players, including Big Sky Newcomer of the Year Ashley Jones and two-time First Team All-Conference selection Karissa Henage-Fisher. The Bengals went 10-8 last season who were overcome in the 2009 Big Sky Tournament Championship game. Senior Rachel Strawn leads the team with seven points, followed by sophomore Ashley Jones, sophomore Laura Perez and freshman Kiley Godfrey all with six. Junior goalkeeper Bailey Williams, the Bengals primary goalkeeper, averages 1.33 goals allowed per game.