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September 16, 2010
Reno, Nevada----San Jose State needed extra-time to put Eastern Michigan away, earning the win in overtime, 2-1 on Day 1 of the Wolf Pack Invitational. With 67 seconds into the first overtime session, freshman Kayla Santacruz put the match to rest with her first goal of the season. The Spartans improve to 3-5 on the young season and the Eagles fall to 3-4-1.
The Spartans shot eight times in the first half, but were unable to get one through. Sophomore Kelsey Lord's team-leading fourth goal came just 46 seconds into the second half and nearly held up as the decisive score in the game.
The Eagles spoiled the Spartans shut-out when junior Jessica Marsh tallied her first goal of the season with just 65 seconds remaining in regulation. The game tied at one a piece, shortly ended in overtime with Santacruz's shot from 25 yards out, in the lower left post.
"I am very pleased with their performance (SJSU) in overtime. We came out a little slow in the first half. We did not want to give up a goal, but responded very well coming out of halftime and in overtime," stated head coach Jeff Leightman.
Junior Meghan Maiwald played for the full 91:07 minutes and made four saves for the Spartans. Maiwald improves to 3-5 for the season.
San Jose State (3-5) returns to action for Day 2 of the Wolf Pack Invitational on Saturday, September 18, to face Idaho State (5-2-1) in Reno, Nevada. Kick-off is set for 11:30 a.m.
Score by periods 1 2 OT Total
San Jose State 0 1 1 2
Eastern Michigan 0 1 0 1
San Jose State (3-5): Kelsey Lord, 9:48
Eastern Michigan (3-4-1): Katie Marsh (Jessica Thomas), 88:55
San Jose State (3-5): Kayla Santacruz, 91:07
San Jose State: 19
Eastern Michigan: 8
Meghan Maiwald (SJSU): 4
Monique Budani (EMU): 8
San Jose State: 1
Eastern Michigan: 3
San Jose State: 9
Eastern Michigan: 6