Women's Soccer Loses Heartbreaker to #17 SMU in Double Overtime

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San Jose-Kirstin Tanaka scored the game-tying goal at 83:37, and goalie Adrienne Herbst stopped an SMU penalty shot. But the San Jose State women's soccer team lost 2-1 to SMU on a header by Olivia O'Rear in the second overtime Friday afternoon in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

SMU dominated the first half of the match, outshooting the Spartans 11-3 and taking eight corner kicks compared to zero for SJSU. Despite the 11 shots, the Mustangs could not take advantage of the Spartan defense and score a goal.

The Mustangs did strike first in the second half as Kimber Bailey scored at 59:45, off a pass from Adria Campbell in front of the goal. The play started as a corner kick from left side off a pass from O'Rear. SMU also had a chance to score 2:21 earlier as O'Rear took a penalty shot but was saved by Spartan goalie Herbst.

San Jose State then had seven shots before the eight shot found the back of the net. Tanaka, who comes off the bench for the Spartans, got the ball on the right side off a deflection and sent the ball towards the net for her second goal of the season. SJSU outshot SMU 11-6 in the second half.

Neither team could score in the first overtime period. SJSU took three shots, while SMU had two shots. In the second overtime, SMU took a ball up the right side of the field and Erin MacCallum sent a crossing pass to O'Rear and she headed the ball just past the left post for the game-winner.

SMU improves to 6-2-1 overall and 1-0 in the WAC, while San Jose State falls to 2-8 overall and 0-1 in the WAC. The Spartans will host UTEP Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., at Spartan Soccer Field.


SMU 2 San Jose State 1

SMU 0 1 0 1 -- 2
San Jose State 0 1 0 0 -- 1

59:45 SMU Kimber Bailey (Adria Campbell)
83:37 SJSU Kirstin Tanaka (unassisted)
102:17 SMU Olivia O'Rear (Erin MacCallum)

Saves - SMU 9 (Amanda Clark 7, Team 2); SJSU 9 (Adrienne Herbst 8, Team 1).
Records - SMU 6-2-1, 1-0; San Jose State 2-8, 0-1.
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