Fresno, Calif. - The San Jose State University women’s soccer team was edged by rival Fresno State, 1-0, in the 2007 Western Athletic Conference opener for both sides at Bulldog Stadium on Friday, October 12.
The start of the game was delayed by one hour and 50 minutes due to a power outage.
With the loss, San Jose State is now 2-9-2 overall and 0-1 in the WAC. Fresno State, the 2006 WAC regular season champion, improves to 6-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
The only goal of the game came at the 41:33 mark of the first half, as Andrea Alires’ corner kick was headed into the net by fellow senior Amanda Reyes. It was Reyes’ fourth goal and Alires’ third assist of the season.
San Jose State was out-shot for the game, 14-11, but had eight shots to just four by the home side following the halftime break. Jennifer Guadagnolo, who scored the 87th-minute game-winner the last time the Spartans played in Fresno, had a team-high four shots to share the game high with Reyes.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Nina Butera had five saves for San Jose State. Freshman Kaity Revel had to make three stops to earn her fifth collegiate shutout in goal for the Bulldogs.
San Jose State now returns home and awaits the visit of 2006 WAC Tournament champion and NCAA Championship participant University of Nevada this Sunday, October 14. Kick-off at Spartan Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The match will serve as the second half of another Spartan soccer doubleheader, with the men’s team taking on UNLV beginning at 1:00 p.m.
San Jose State (2-9-2, 0-1 WAC) - 0 0 - 0
Fresno State (6-5, 1-0 WAC) - 1 0 - 1
FS - Amanda Reyes (4) (Andrea Alirea), 41:33
SJSU - 11
FS - 14
SJSU - 5 (Nina Butera-5)
FS - 3 (Kaity Revel -3)
SJSU - 5
FS - 4
SJSU - 6
FS - 8