Women's Soccer Hosts CSU Bakersfield; Travels To Hawai'i

This Week:
Wednesday, October 15

CSU Bakersfield
San Jose, Calif.
5:00 p.m. PST

Sunday, October 19
Hawai’i
Honolulu, Hawai’i
8:00 p.m. PST

SPARTANS FINISH NON-CONFERENCE ACTION THEN RETURN TO WAC PLAY:  San Jose State concludes the non-conference portion of their schedule when they host Cal State Bakersfield in Spartan Stadium on Wednesday.  They then hit the road for a Sunday match at Hawai’i.  Both contests are available through Live Stats.  The link can be found at www.sjsuspartans.com.

ABOUT CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD: On Wednesday October 15, the San Jose State women’s soccer team completes their non-conference schedule as they host the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners.  The match takes place in Spartan Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

The Roadrunners (4-9-1) faced off against the Pepperdine Waves on Wednesday, October 8, on the Main Soccer Field in Bakersfield.  The Roadrunners fell to the Waves, 2-1.

Bakersfield’s defense is led by keeper Marina Constantinou.  She carries a 2.48 GAA into the match and has allowed 33 goals on 90 shots, overall.  Last week, she allowed two goals and made four saves in 59:19 against Pepperdine. Her record for the season is 4-9-1 on the season.

Offensively, Bakersfield is led by Kassi Massey’s eight points.  She has scored three goals and assisted on two others.  Of her 29 shots, 14 have reached the net minder.  Michelle Martinez and Sarina Coutin each have four points on two goals.  One of Martinez’s was a game winner.

This is the first time the two sides have met.  They have six common opponents and have matching (1-4-1) records against Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, UC Riverside and Fresno State.

ABOUT HAWAI’I: On Sunday, October 19, the Spartans hit the road for more WAC action as they take on the Rainbow Wahine (4-5-4, 0-1-1 WAC) at the Waipio Soccer Stadium in Honolulu Hawai’i.  The kick off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. PST.

Last week, Hawai’i (4-5-4, 0-1-1 WAC) was on the mainland and lost their conference opener to Nevada, 1-0, in  on Friday, October 10.  On Sunday, October 12, they tied Fresno State, 0-0, in Fresno, Calif.

The Rainbow Wahine offense is led by Ambree Ako’s 12 points.  She five goals and two assists on 27 shots overall, 13 of which reached the opposing keeper.  Taryn Fukuroku has tallied three goals and four assists for 10 points on just 36 shots.

Between the pipes, Kori Lu has a 4-5-3 record including two shutouts.  She carries a 1.39 GAA and has allowed 19 goals on 62 shots.

Hawai’i leads the all-time series, 7-5-21, and won the last match, 1-0, on October 21, 2007 in Spartan Stadium.

RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S MATCHES:  San Jose State opened the WAC portion of its schedule hosting Fresno State on Friday, October 10.  The Bulldogs out shot the Spartans, 22-11, but neither side was able to gain much advantage throughout the windy afternoon.  With 0:10 left in the second overtime and the match seemingly looking like it would end in a 0-0 tie, the Bulldog keeper punted the ball down wind.  It was headed by on forward and booted in to the net by another to break the Spartans hearts with a 1-0 loss with just 0:04 left on the clock.

On Sunday, October 12, the Spartans traveled to Reno, Nev. to take on the Wolfpack of Nevada.  It was bitterly cold, 44-degree day, but the undeterred Spartans struck first.  At the 3:00 mark, Stephanie Righetti put the ball on the foot of leading scorer Emmy Belding who beat the Wolfpack keeper to the far post for a, 1-0, Spartan lead. 

The goal would be all the Spartans needed as they made the socre stand up and evened their WAC record to 1-1-0.

BUTERA MOVES UP CAREER LIST WITH SHUTOUT OF NEVADA: Keeper Nina Butera moved into fourth place on the Spartan career shutout list when she blanked Nevada, 1-0, on Sunday (10/12).  It was the fourth shutout of her career.  She also moved into fifth place all-time on the SJSU career saves list with 129.
 
BELDING GETS THIRD GAME WINNER AT NEVADA:  Emmy Belding colleceted her third game winning goal of the season in a 1-0 win against the Wolfpack of Nevada on Sunday (10/12).  Belding has scored the game winner in each of the Spartans wins and leads the squad with four goals overall.  She is tied for fifth on the Spartans single season GWG list and tied for 10th on the career list for GWG’s

BUTERA NET 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 careerin the 79th minute of a, 2-1, loss at San Francisco (9/19). 

Furner took a deflection off a Dons’ defender just outrside 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 (4), points (8), shots (26), shots on-goal (14) and game winners (3).  She has had the game-winning goal in each of the Spartans wins - an overtime goal against Sacramento State (9/14) to give the Spartans their first victory of the season, at Air Force (9/26) and at Nevada (10/12).  Belding’s three GWG’s ranks fifth for a single season and 10th all-time.  Her first goal of the season, was an unassisted tally against #17 California (8/24).  Belding has started and played in all 13 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 six shots while starting 13 matches.

Shanelle Furner
, mid, has taken 14 shots, three on-goal and scored her first collegiate goal at San Francisco (9/19).  She has played in 13 matches, starting 10 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 13 matches, starting four.  The Air Force goal was the first of her career.
Roxy Kamal, mid, is second on the side in shots (20) and tied for third in shots on-goal (4) .  She has one assist (against Sacramento State - 9/14) good for one point and has started each of the 12 matches in which she has played.

Stephanie Righetti, forward, has made six starts and played in 10 matches.  She has taken 10 shots with one on-goal.  She scored her first collegiate point on the lone goal in a 1-0 win at Nevada (10/12).

Jennifer Guadagnolo, mid and co-captain, has two shots on-goal in seven attempts and has made four starts in 12 appearances.  She has one assist, at Air Force (9/29) for one point.

Jessica Ingram
, mid has started 10 times, played in 13 matches and taken six shots, two of which have been on-goal. She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, at San Francisco (9/19).

Michelle Haughey
, forward, has played in 13 matches and has taken five shot.  She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, Air Force (9/29).

Brittany Boehm
, defender, has played in 12 matches and started five.  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 six starts in 13 appearances and has attempted 14 shots with six on-goal.

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

Kelsy Holm, defender, has made nine starts in 11 matches and has taken three shots, two of which have been on-goal.

Hallsie Pacheco
, mid, has appeared in three matches and taken two shots, both on-goal.

Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, mid, has played in 11 matches and has taken two shots.

Angela Santoro, defender, has attempted two shots, on-goal, in five starts.  She has played in 13 matches.

Britnee Chesney, defender, has started and played in 13 matches and has taken two shots, one of which was on-goal.

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

Danielle Drago, forward, has played in five matches.

Kim Johnston
, defender, has played in 13 matches and made nine starts.

KEEPER NOTES

Nina Butera has played 605:43 in eight matches including six starts .  She has faced 84 shots and allowed six goals.  Her GAA is 0.89.  She has recorded two shutouts and her record is 2-2-1.

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.

Sarah Wisotsky has played 41:06 and has made four saves while allowing one goal.  Overall, she has faced 12 shots.