Women's Soccer Hosts Fresno State; Travels To Nevada

This Week:
Friday, October 10

Fresno State
San Jose, Calif.
3:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 12
Nevada
Reno, Nev.
1:00 p.m.

SPARTANS OPEN WAC PLAY:
  San Jose State opens the Western Athletic Conference portion of the schedule as they host Fresno State on Friday and travel to Nevada for a Sunday match.  The Nevada match will be available through live stats, and the link can be found at www.sjsuspartans.com

ABOUT FRESNO STATE:
  On Friday October 10, the San Jose State women’s soccer team opens Western Athletic Conference play as they host the Fresno State Bulldogs.  The match takes place on Spartan Soccer Field, with kickoff scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

The Bulldogs (4-7-1) faced off against Pac-10 foe Oregon State on Friday, October 3, at Paul Lorenz Field in Beaverton, Ore.  Fresno State tied the Beavers, 1-1.  On Sunday, October 5, the Bulldogs traveld up Interstate 5 to Portland and defeated the Vikings of Portland State, 1-0.

Fresno State’s defense is led by the reigning WAC Defensive Player of the Week, Kaitlyn Revel.  Revel carries a 1.44 GAA into the match.  She has allowed 17 goals on 72 shots overall.  Last week, she allowed one goal on 13 shots and improved her record to 4-6-1 on the season.

Offensively, the Bulldogs are led by Molly Nizzoli’s nine points.  She has scored four goals and assisted on one other.  Of her 25 shots, 14 have reached the net minder.  Nicole Gutierrez has collected four goals for eight points.  She has attempted 37 shots, 19 of which have been on-goal.

Fresno State leads the all-time series, 10-4-1, and defeated the Spartans in 2007, 1-0, in Fresno.  The match is the WAC opener for both sides.

ABOUT NEVADA:  On Sunday, October 12, the Spartans hit the road for more WAC action as they take on the Nevada Wolfpack (0-9-2) in Reno, Nev.  The kick off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Last week, the Wolfpack traveled to Sacramento State on Thursday, October 2, and dropped a 0-2 decision.  On Sunday, October 5, they hosted Saint Mary’s and lost a heartbreaker, 2-1, in the 106th minute.

The Wolfpack offense is led by Samantha Miller’s six points.  She two goals and two assists on 21 shots overall, nine of which reached the opposing keeper.  Erin Smith has also tallied two goals for four points on just eight shots.

Between the pipes, Sarah Hunt has a 0-7-2 record including two shutouts.  She carries a 2.11 GAA and has allowed 21 goals on 67 shots.

The Spartans lead the all-time series, 4-2-1, and won the last match, 2-1, on October 14, 2007 on Spartan Soccer Field.

RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S MATCH:  San Jose State traveled Moraga, Calif., to face bay area rival Saint Mary’s on Friday, October 3.
 
In the 97th minute of a, 0-0, tie Gaels’ junior midfield Ashely Neidtook a shot from 13 yards out. The shot, which was headed to the upper corner of the goal, was deflected by the Spartans goalkeeper Nina Butera, who got both hands on the ball.  But the pace of the shot did not allow here to maintain possession. The ball went through her hands crossed the line for the winning score in a heart-breaking, 1-0, loss.

Forward Emmy Belding led the Spartan attack with four shots, with one reaching the keeper.

Sophomore Nina Butera played the entire match (96:22) between the pipes making 11 saves and allowing one goal.  Her record is now 1-2-1.  She has made 25 saves on 31 shots and her GAA stands at 1.22.


BUTERA NETS HER FIRST WIN IN 2008:
Starting her second game in a row, sophomore keeper Nina Butera recorded her first victory of 2008 in a 3-1 win at Air Force.  Butera made two saves and allowed one goal.

SPARTANS OFFENSE ERUPTS FOR THREE GOALS AGAINST AIR FORCE: In their highest goal output in more than a year, the Spartans scored three goals against Air Force.  The last time they scored three in a match was September 2, 2007 in a 3-3 tie against USF.  The last time the Spartans scored three or more goals in a winning effort was on October 22, 2006 in a 4-1 victory at Hawaii.
 
Bonadies nets first goal of her career: Sophomore forward Katie Bonadies tallied the first goal of her collegiate career in the 42nd minute of the Spartans 3-1 victory versus Air Force.  Freshman Michelle Haughey assisted on the goal, which was the first point of her Spartan career.

HOMECOMING FOR COACH WINANS AT AIR FORCE:
When the Spartans face the Falcons of Air Force on Friday, September 26, it will be a homecoming of sorts for third year assistant coach Craig Winans.

Winans was a member of the cadet corps in 1977 and 1978 and was a member of the Falcons’ mens soccer team that reached the NCAA Tournament in 1977.

BUTERA STOPS SIX SHOTS IN SPARTANS FOURTH SHUTOUT: Sophomore keeper Nina Butera played 110 minutes of shutout ball as the Spartans tied Miami University, 0-0.

Butera made her first start of the season and turned away six RedHawks shots.  In the Spartans seven matches they have held their opponents scoreless four times.

The Spartans have not been scored upon in Spartan Stadium for 313:26. The last goal given up was in the 77th minute of a, 3-1, loss to then #17 Cal on August 24.
Furner nets first collegiate goal: Freshman Shanelle Furner netted her first goal of her college career in the 79th minute of a, 2-1, loss at San Francisco (9/19).

Furner took a deflection off a Dons’ defender just outside the penalty box and blasted it into the upper right side of the net.

Furner, a freshman out of Carlmont HS in San Carlos, Calif., led the Spartans with three shots, two on-goal.
 
SANTOS NAMED WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AGAIN:
Freshman keeper Jordan-M ichelle Santos has been named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of September 8-14.

This is the second time Santos has been awarded this honor this season.  It is just the third time a Spartan has been named POW twice in a season (Nicole Irwin - 2006; Stacie Savage - 1996) and the first time a defensive player has won the award twice in a season.

Santos collected her third shutout in six matches, facing 12 shots and making two saves while lowering her GAA to 1.55.

BELDING’S SECOND GOAL OF THE YEAR NABS FIRST WIN:
JC transfer Emmy Belding, tallied her and the teams second goal of the season, an overtime game-winner that broke the Spartans five game winless streak to open the season.

Belding, from Rio del Mar, Calif., transfered from Cabrillo College where she scored 56 goals in two years.

KAMAL ESTABLISHES NEW CAREER HIGH IN SHOTS FOR A MATCH:
  Roxy Kamal, a junior out of Presentation HS in San Jose, Calif., established a new career high in shots for a single match, nine, in the Spartans, 1-0, overtime win on Sept. 14 versus Sacrameto State.  She also got her first point of the season with an assist on the match winner.

Her previous high, of four, came in a 3-0 win against Boise State last year.  She now leads the side with 13 shots overall.

SANTOS NAMED WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Goalkeeper Jordan-Michelle Santos was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of August 25 -August 31.

Santos, a freshman from Cypress, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS), recorded the first two shutouts of her collegiate career.
 
On Friday, August 29, against UC Davis, she played 110 minutes stopping eight shots on goal and securing a 0-0 tie with a key save in the 109th minute.
 
She returned to the pitch on Sunday, August 31, and in another 110 minute, double-overtime match, shutout Seattle University while recording five saves.
 
She tallied 13 saves on the weekend and has kept opponents out of the net for the last 233:16.
 
It is the first Player of the Week honor for Santos and the first weekly conference honor for a Spartan women's soccer player in 2008.

BELDING NETS FIRST DIVISION I GOAL:  Junior forward Emmy Belding scored the first goal of her DI career in the  51st minute of the match against #17 Califonrnia.  Belding stole the ball after a misplay by the Bears keeper and ripped a shot into the upper left corner to square the match 1-1.

Belding, a transfer from Cabrillo College where she scored 56 goals in two years, leads the Spartans with four shots.

PLAYER NOTES

Emmy Belding, forward, leads the Spartans in goals (3), points (6), shots (22), shots on-goal (12) and game winners (2).  She had the game-winning overtime goal against Sacramento State (9/14) to give the Spartans their first victory of the season.  Her first goal of the season, was an unassisted tally against #17 California (8/24).  Belding has started and played in all eight matches this season.

Kaila Waitley, mid, has one goal (at Air Force - 9/29) and one assist (against Sacramento State - 9/14) good for three points and has taken four shots while starting 11 matches.

Shanelle Furner
, mid, has taken 12 shots, two on-goal and scored her first collegiate goal at San Francisco (9/19).  She has played in 11 matches, starting eight and has two points.

Katie Bonadies
, mid, has one goal (at Air Force - 9/29) on eight shots, four of which have been on-goal.  She has played in 11 matches, starting four.  The Air Force goal was the first of her career.

Roxy Kamal, mid, is second on the side in shots (16) and tied for second in shots on-goal (4) with three teammates.  She has one assist (against Sacramento State - 9/14) good for one point and has started each of the 10 matches in which she has played.

Jenny Guadagnolo, mid and co-captain, has two shots on-goal in seven attempts and has made four starts in 11 appearances.  She has one assist at Air Force (9/29).

Michelle Haughey, forward, has played in 11 matches and has taken five shot.  She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, Air Force (9/29).

Jessica Ingram, mid has started eight times, played in 11 matches and taken five shots, two of which have been on-goal. She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, at San Francisco (9/19).

Brittany Boehm
, defender, has played in 10 matches and started four.  She has one assist, at Air Force (9/29), for one point. She made her first collegiate start versus UC Davis.

Lauren Sanchez, forward, has made four starts in 11 appearances and has attempted 12 shots with four on-goal.

Stephanie Righetti, forward, has made five starts and played in eight matches.  She has taken nine shots with one on-goal.

Lauren Moniz, mid and co-captain, has played in nine matches and attempted four shots with one on-goal.

Kelsey Holm, defender, has made eight starts in nine matches and has taken three shots, two of which have been on-goal.

Britnee Chesney, defender, has started and played in 11 matches and has taken two shots, one of which was on-goal.

Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, mid, has played in nine matches and has taken one shot.

Angela Santoro, defender, has attempted one shot, on-goal, in three starts.  She has played in 11 matches.

Amanda Martin
, defender, has played in and started 10 matches and has taken one shot.

Danielle Drago
, forward, has played in four matches.

Kim Johnston
, defender, has played in 11 matches and made nine starts.

Hallsie Pacheco, mid, has played in one match.

KEEPER NOTES

Jordan-Michelle Santos has played 612:42 in seven matches, all starts.  She has allowed 11 goals on 48 shots on net for a save percentage of .771 and a goals against average of 1.62.  Santos has tallied three shutouts and has a record of 1-4-2.

Nina Butera
has played 444:17 in six matches including four starts .  She has faced 31 shots and allowed six goals.  Her GAA is 1.22.  She has recorded one shutout (9/21) and her record is 1-2-1.

Sarah Wisotsky
has played 2:36 and has not faced a shot.