Spartans and UC Davis play to 0-0 draw in women's soccer

Amanda Villa was part of the
Spartan defense which notched
its first shutout of 2005.
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San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State and UC Davis played to a scoreless draw in non-conference women's soccer action at Spartan Stadium on Friday, September 16.

The tie snaps a seven-game losing streak to start the 2005 season for the Spartans, improving their record to 0-7-1. The visiting Aggies move to 2-3-1.

In the second-ever meeting between the teams, both sides had their fair share of chances at each other's goal, but could not find the back of the net. UC Davis outshot San Jose State, 16-10, while the host Spartans had a goal early in the second 10-minute sudden-victory overtime period disallowed due to offsides.

Spartan tri-captain Adrienne Herbst played all 110 minutes in goal and made three saves in notching the first shutout of her senior campaign and the third of her collegiate career. Krystyn Lizak, herself a senior, had to make just one stop for UC Davis in the game in posting her second shutout of 2005.

"Like I said after (the Pacific game), we have to be perfect," said head coach Dave Siracusa. "Focusing again on the positives, we got our first shutout, and our first point (for the tie). I thought we had a victory there. I wish the girls had a little bit more luck. With 10 shots on goal, you figure you have a good chance to score, but I'm still proud of (my players). We played awesome."

"They are upset, which is the appropriate feeling right now. They want a victory. We are going to have to earn it, because it doesn't look like anybody wants to give it to us."

Said sophomore Kristin Krale, "It's hard on us. We try so hard and we want to get our first victory. We really thought we could win this one, but were just unlucky again with the little things. We are starting to find a formation that works for us."

In the only other meeting between San Jose State and UC Davis, the Spartans took a 1-0 decision in Davis, Calif., on October 22, 2004. SJSU had lost a total of 11 straight games dating back to the end of last season, since that match-up, until Friday night's tie against the Aggies.

San Jose State next hosts area foe University of San Francisco, next Friday, September 23, at 4:00 p.m. at Spartan Field.

UC Davis (2-3-1) 0 0 0 0 - 0
San Jose State (0-7-1) 0 0 0 0 - 0


Goalkeeper Saves
UCD ? 1 (Lizak-1)
SJSU ? 3 (Herbst-3)

UCD ? 16
SJSU - 10

Corner Kicks
UCD ? 3
SJSU ? 2

UCD ? 15
SJSU ? 10