Women's Soccer: Spartans to Host UTEP, Tulsa

This week
San Jose State University's women's soccer team returns home for a pair of Western Athletic Conference games.

The Spartans host UTEP (University of Texas El Paso) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and meets Tulsa Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Both games are at Spartan Stadium.

Radio coverage
KSJS, 90.5 FM, will be broadcasting Friday's game against UTEP.

Spartan record
San Jose State is 5-7-1 overall, 1-0-1 in the WAC. The Spartans are in third place in the conference standings, behind SMU and Fresno State, which are both 2-0.

SJSU vs. UTEP/Tulsa
San Jose State is 1-0 against both UTEP and Tulsa. Both wins were recorded last season - 4-1 over Tulsa and 2-1 over UTEP.

On Oct. 22, 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., San Jose State rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Tulsa 4-1. After Tulsa had taken a 1-0 lead, the Spartans knotted the score when Rosie Madera scored on an unassisted goal. Molly Cowell scored the eventual game-winning goal at 34:12, with Jennifer Mescher receiving the assist. San Jose State clinched the win with two second-half goals - the first by Kristina Jacob at 67:16 and the second by Brandy Apodaca at 85:38. Mescher had her second assist of the match on Apodaca's goal.

Two days later in El Paso, Texas, the Spartans defeated UTEP 2-1. Molly Cowell put SJSU up 1-0 when she scored just 10:28 into the match, on assists from Jennifer Mescher and Julie Brum. Brum gave the Spartans a 2-0 lead on a goal at the 73:05 mark, with the assist to Rosie Madera.

About UTEP
UTEP is 4-7-0 overall, 0-2 in the WAC. Last week the Miners dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to SMU and lost to TCU, 3-0.

About Tulsa
Tulsa is 6-4-1 overall and 1-1 in the WAC. The Hurricane recorded a 2-0 win over TCU last Friday, then lost to SMU, 3-2 in overtime, on Sunday.

Last week
San Jose State recorded a tie and a school-record tying victory in the Western Athletic Conference openers for the Spartans.

On Thursday in Honolulu, Hawai'i, the Spartans battled Hawai'i to a 1-1 tie. Kristina Jacob scored the Spartans' goal at the 54:34 mark, on an assist from Brandy Apodaca. The goal was the third of the season for Jacob, while Apodaca recorded her second assist of the year. Hawai'i answered in the 79th minute.

Saturday in Sparks, Nev., the Spartans tied a school record for most goals in a game in an 8-1 win over Nevada. Karli Silveira led San Jose State with two goals and an assist, while Jeane Sunseri and Julie Brum both had one goal and one assist. Cynthia Harrah and Jackie Ostdiek both added a goal, while Mariko Yoshihara recorded an assist. One of San Jose State's goals was an "own" goal.

San Jose State first scored eight goals in a game on Sept. 14, 1995 in an 8-0 win over Azusa Pacific.

Interim Head coach Tamie Grimes
Tamie Grimes is in her first year as the San Jose State head coach. She was an assistant coach for the Spartans the past two seasons.