Women's Soccer Hosts Two In Home Finale

This Week:
Friday, October 24

Louisiana Tech
San Jose, Calif.
12:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26
Utah State
San Jose, Calif.
1:00 p.m.

SPARTANS FINISH HOME SCHEDULE:
San Jose State concludes their home schedule with a pair of conference matches when they host Louisiana Tech on Spartan Soccer Field on Friday. They then welcome in the top team in the WAC, Utah State, for a Sunday match in Spartan Stadium. The Utah State contest is available through Live Stats. The link can be found at www.sjsuspartans.com.

ABOUT LOUISIANA TECH: On Friday October 24, the San Jose State women’s soccer team continues Western Athletic Conference play as they host the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters. The match takes place on Spartan Soccer Field, with kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

The Lady Techsters (10-3-4, 0-1-3 WAC) went 0-1-1 last week. On Friday, October 17 they hosted Fresno State and fell 0-1,then on Sunday, October 19, they tied Nevada, 2-2. at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston.

Louisiana Tech’s defense is led by keeper Cat Buchanan. She carries a 12 game, 0.64 GAA into the match and has allowed seven goals on 53 shots, overall. Last week, she allowed three goals and made 17 saves in 218:41 against Fresno State and Nevada. Her record for the season is 5-2-3 on the season. In WAC competition, she has played four matches, a 0.87 GAA and has allowed four goals in 29 shots.

Offensively, the Lady Techsters are led by a troika of seven game scorers; Olivia Lukasewich, Rachel King and Kristen Sevier . Lukasewich has five assists and 19 points, on 36 total shots. King matches Lukasewich in assists and points, has done it in just 19 shots overall. Sevier has three assist for 17 points on 35 shots.

The match will mark the fourth time the two sides have met. The Spartans are 3-0-0 in the series and in the last meeting defeated Louisiana Tech, 1-0, in Ruston on 26 October 2007.

ABOUT UTAH STATE: On Sunday, October 26, the Spartans complete their home schedule for 2008 when they take on the conference leading Aggies of Utah State (4-5-4, 0-1-1 WAC) in Spartan Stadium. The game is also Senior Day and the last home match for three Spartan seniors; Kaila Waitley, Lauren Moniz and Jennifer Guadagnolo. The kick off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Last week, Utah State (9-7-1, 4-0-0 WAC) hosted and defeated Nevada, 4-0, on Friday, October 17 and Fresno State, 1-0, on Sunday, October 19.

The Aggies offense is led by six goal scorer Lauren Hansen. She has added two assists for 14 points on 39 shots overall, 19 of which reached the opposing keeper. Shantel Flanary has 11 points on five goals and one assist. She has has 15 shots on-goal in 28 total attempts. Both players have one game winning goal on the year.

Between the pipes, Ali Griffin has an 8-7-1 record including five shutouts. She carries a 1.17 GAA and has allowed 18 goals on 81 total shots.

Utah State leads the all-time series, 2-1-1, and won the last meeting, 4-0, on November 9, 2007 in the opening round of the WAC Tournament in Boise Idaho.

RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S MATCHES: San Jose State completed the non-conference portion of their schedule with a, 3-0, win against Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday, October 15, in Spartan Stadium. The win marked the first time in nearly two years (10/22/06) that San Jose State put together back-to-back wins. The last time a Spartan team put together two wins in a row was October 15 & 22, 2006, when they defeated Louisiana Tech in Spartan Stadium, 5-0, and then traveled to Hawai’i where they topped the Rainbow Wahine, 4-2.

Against Cal State-Bakersfield, the Spartans got their first goal at the 6:49 mark when a pair of freshmen hooked up on their first collegiate points. Center mid Lauren Sanchez took a long lob pass from defender Angela Santoro and blasted a shot from the right side of the penalty box into the near corner to give the Spartans a, 1-0, lead.

The Spartans second goal came on a deep pass from defender Brittany Boehm who played it to forward Roxy Kamal just outside the penalty box. Kamal outran the defender and from inside the penalty box shot into the lower left corner for her first goal of the year and the first of her career.

San Jose State tacked on a final goal in the 71st minute when midfielder Katie Bonadies took a through ball from forward Danielle Drago and flicked it over the Bakersfield keeper's head for her second goal of the year and a 3-0 win.

In net, the Spartans nabbed their sixth shutout of the year. Nina Butera and Sarah Wisotsky each played a half and each had three saves. Butera go the win and improved her record o 3-2-1 while lowering her GAA to 0.83. Wisotsky’s GAA is now 1.05.

On Sunday, October 19, the Spartans were in Hawai’i to face the Rainbow Wahine and fell, 2-1, in overtime.

After a scoreless first half, Hawai’i got on the board at the 46:15 mark when Chelsea Deptula scored on a header. San Jose State quickly responded with the equalizer. At the 49:09 mark, forward Emmy Belding took a long high throughball from defender Amanda Martin and shot it past the Rainbow Wahine keeper to tie the match at 1-1.

Despite a relentless attack from the Hawai’i side in the second half, at the end of regulation the match was still noted up at 1-1.

In the 93rd minute Taryn Fukuroku netted the game winner off a free kick just outside the box.

Nina Butera, played the entire match in net and made five saves lowering her GAA to 0.97.

Emmy Belding led the offense with two shots, both on goal and the Spartans lone tally.

SPARTAN NOTES

TWO NET FIRST COLLEGIATE GOALS: Freshman center mid Lauren Sanchez and junior forward Roxy Kamal each scored their first collegiate goals in a, 3-0, win against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15).

SANTORO SCORES FIRST COLLEGIATE POINT:
Freshman defender Angela Santoro assisted on the first goal in a, 3-0, win against Cal State-Bakersfield on October 15. The assist was the first of Santoro’s career.

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 collected 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’ men’s 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-Michelle 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., transferred 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 Sacramento 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 California. 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 (5), points (10), shots (29), shots on-goal (16) and game winners (3). She has had the game-winning goal in three of the Spartans four 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.

Katie Bonadies, mid, has two goals (at Air Force - 9/29 & versus Cal State-Bakersfield 10/15) on 11 shots, six of which have been on-goal. She has played in 15 matches, starting four. The Air Force goal was the first of her career.

Roxy Kamal, mid, is second on the side in shots (21) and fourth in shots on-goal (5). She notched her first collegiate goal against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15). Has one assist (against Sacramento State - 9/14) good for three points and has started each of the 14 matches in which she has played.

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 eight shots while starting 15 matches.

Lauren Sanchez, forward, has one goal, the first of her college career against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15) for two points. She has made 10 starts in 15 appearances and has attempted 15 shots with seven on-goal.

Shanelle Furner, mid, has taken 15 shots, three on-goal and scored her first collegiate goal at San Francisco (9/19). She has played in 15 matches, starting 10 and has two points. Brittany Boehm, defender, has played in 14 matches and started seven. She has two assists, at Air Force (9/29) and against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15) for two points. She made her first collegiate start versus UC Davis.

Stephanie Righetti, forward, has made eight starts and played in 12 matches. She has taken 11 shots with one on-goal. She scored her first collegiate point, an assist, on the lone goal in a 1-0 win at Nevada (10/12).

Jenny Guadagnolo
, mid and co-captain, has two shots on-goal in eight attempts and has made four starts in 13 appearances. She has one assist, at Air Force (9/29) for one point.

Michelle Haughey
, forward, has played in 15 matches and has taken six shot. She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, Air Force (9/29).

Jessica Ingram
, mid has started 12 times, played in 15 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).

Angela Santoro, defender, has attempted two shots, on-goal, in seven starts. She has played in 15 matches and recorded an assist against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15). She has one point on the season.

Amanda Martin, defender, has played in 11 and started 10 matches and has taken one shot. She recorded an assist against Hawai’i (10/19) for her first collegiate point.

Danielle Drago
, forward, has played in six matches and earned her first point of the season, an assist, against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15).

Hallsie Pacheco, mid, has appeared in five matches with two starts and taken four shots, all on-goal.

Lauren Moniz, mid and co-captain, has played in 10 matches and attempted four shots with one on-goal.

Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, mid, has played in 12 matches and has taken three shots, one on-goal.

Kelsy Holm, defender, has made nine starts in 13 matches and has taken three shots, two of which have been on-goal.

Britnee Chesney, defender, has started and played in 15 matches and has taken two shots, one of which was on-goal.

Kim Johnston
, defender, has played in 15 matches and made nine starts.

KEEPER NOTES


Nina Butera has played 743:28 in 10 matches including eight starts . She has faced 48 shots and allowed eight goals. Her GAA is 0.97. She has recorded two shutouts and her record is 3-3-1.

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 86:06 and has made seven saves while allowing one goal in three appearances. She carries a 1.05 GAA.