Women's Soccer Travels To USF; Hosts Miami (Ohio)

San Jose, Calif. - After their first victory under new head coach Jeff Leightman;1-0, in overtime, over Sacramento State on Sunday, September 14 in Spartan Stadium, the San Jose State women’s soccer team will travel up the peninsula to take on the University of San Francisco before coming home to host Miami (Ohio) this weekend.

On Thursday, September 18, the Spartans will be at Negoesco Stadium to face the Dons of USF (3-3-1) in a 5:00 p.m. kickoff. Last weekend, San Francisco took part in the Pacific Fall Classic in Stockton, Calif. On Friday, September 12, they defeated Tennessee-Martin 1-0 on a goal from freshman forward Nicole Moore. On Sunday, September 14, they fell to the Rainbow Wahine of Hawai’i, 5-0.

The Spartans will be the fourth Western Athletic Conference opponent for the Dons this year. They defeated Fresno State, 1-0, in their season opener (8/22), played to a 0-0 tie against Nevada (9/5) and lost to Hawai’i on Sunday.

The Dons lead the all-time series, 8-2-1; with the last meeting ending in a 3-3 (2OT) tie in Spartan Stadium in 2007. Senior midfielder Katherine Kimure leads San Francisco offensively with one goal on 18 shots, 10 of which have been on net. Nicole Moore has taken 13 shots, seven on goal with one getting to the back of the net. Kelly Pohle, a junior, has gotten the bulk of the minutes in goal, with a 1.26 GAA, 17 saves and five goals allowed. Her record stands at 2-1-1 with two shutouts.

On Sunday, September 21, the Spartans welcome to Miami (Ohio) to Spartan Stadium for a 12:00 p.m. kickoff. This will be the second meeting between the sides. In 2004, the RedHawks defeated the Spartans, 3-2, in the Spartan Classic on Spartan Field.

Miami (Ohio) lost to the 26th ranked Cardinals of Louisville, 3-1, on Sunday. The loss leaves the RedHawks record at 1-4-0. Before traveling to San Jose, Miami will stop in Sacramento to take on the Hornets of Sacramento State on Friday, September 19.

The RedHawks are led by sophomore forward Sara Lund, who has scored five times on 16 shots and junior midfielder Stephanie Laser has one goal on 10 shots. In net junior Krista Pace has allowed seven goals, made 22 saves and has a GAA of 1.69.