Spartans Can End Regular Season With Win Streak

San Jose, Calif. - San Jose State University (5-11-1, 2-5-0 WAC), in the final week of its regular season, hosts the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (12-2-4, 3-1-2 WAC) on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

LIVE STATS

Live stats are available free of charge for all San Jose State home matches and select road contests. Click on the Live Stats icon at the top of the San Jose State Athletics web page at www.sjsuspartans.com and select the game by clicking on the camera icon.

LIVE VIDEO

Live video is available for all remaining home women's soccer matches. Click on the Live Stats icon at the top of the San Jose State Athletics web page at www.sjsuspartans.com and select the game by selecting "Watch Live!" to register for the feed.

WOMEN'S SOCCER TICKETS

Tickets for all Spartan home women's soccer games are free for all San Jose State students with a valid student ID. Adult tickets are $5.00 and are $3.00 for youth (12 and under). Tickets are $1 for youth wearing a soccer jersey. Groups of 20 or more can buy discounted tickets at $3.00 per person. The ticket office opens two hours prior to the start of the game at Spartan Stadium or tickets can be purchased by calling the San Jose State Athletics Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589).

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LOUISIANA TECH LADY TECHSTERS

After clinching its ticket to Logan, Utah for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament this weekend, the Lady Techsters saw its nine-game unbeaten streak broken by Idaho on Sunday, after a 2-1 loss.

SCOUTING REPORT

Emily Brennan leads Louisiana Tech with seven goals and 14 points. Goalkeepers Corina Brown and Caitlin Updyke have combined for a conference-best 0.37 goals against average in 18 games played.

COACHING

Kevin Sherry is in his sixth season as head coach of the Lady Techsters. He has a 47-40-11 record in his current position.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

After its second-consecutive 2-1 victory on a Sunday, the Spartans head in to its final match of the season looking to claw its way to the WAC Tournament. A must-win game for San Jose State, there are currently five teams within three points of each other in the WAC standings.

KELSEY LORD

Senior Kelsey Lord scored her first goal of the season in the Sacramento State match (Oct. 21), a game-winner that claimed her the program's top spot in career game-winning goals. She is tied for her team's lead in shots (24).

MEGAN MOLINA

Junior Megan Molina is the Spartans' top point-getter with nine. She has a goal and three assists in her last six games.

ALYSSA MONTEJO

Freshman Alyssa Montejo got her first collegiate goal, the equalizer in the Sacramento State match (Oct. 21), and assisted on another in that match. It was the first three-point game by a Spartan since the CSUB match (Aug. 23).

AMANDA HEINS

Junior Amanda Heins netted her second-career goal, and her second goal in as many games, in the Texas State match (Oct. 5). She is second on the Spartans in goals scored. 

MEGAN RAUSCHNOT

Freshman Megan Rauschnot's six shots in the UTSA match (Oct. 7) were the most taken by a Spartan this season. Her 18 shots are tied for the second-most on her team.

RACHEL DOCHERTY

Freshman Rachel Docherty netted her first collegiate goal in the Seattle match (Oct. 14). The defender has played in every game this season, and has started all but two.

COACHING

Head Coach Jeff Leightman is at the helm of the Spartans for his fifth season. Last season, he led the Spartans to its seventh consecutive WAC tournament bid and finished among the conference's top three teams for the third straight year.

MILESTONES

Montejo scored her first goal as a collegiate, a game-winner, in the Spartans' 2-1 victory over Sacramento State (Oct. 21).

Lord's game-winning goal in the Sacramento State match (Oct. 21) gives her the most career game-winning goals scored in San Jose State women's soccer history (11).

SPARTANS' PREVIOUS GAMES

San Jose State bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Utah State on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State in a non-conference match on Sunday. The Spartans have a 3-1-0 record in games the team has scored multiple goals.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY AGGIES

Though the final three minutes of the match were spent in the Aggies' end, San Jose State women's soccer (4-11-1, 2-5-0 WAC) could not find the back of the net as they fell, 1-0, to Utah State in a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) match. The match was scoreless for the first 56 minutes until the Aggies' leading scorer, Jennifer Flynn, found the back of freshman Zoe Makrigiannis's net following a corner kick. Makrigiannis made eight saves, five more than Ashlyn Mulford. Utah State (9-2-6, 4-0-2 WAC) held the match's shot advantage, 22-11. Four Spartans took two shots each.

SACRAMENTO STATE HORNETS

A second-period offensive onslaught by San Jose State women's soccer (5-11-1) led them to a 2-1 victory over Sacramento State in a non-conference match at Spartan Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Josie Jogwe opened scoring for the Hornets (5-9-4) at the 40-minute mark, when her shot from 20 yards out in grazed Zoe Makrigiannis's left hand and bounced past her. The Spartans returned from half-time with a renewed offensive spirit, outshooting the Hornets nine-to-three in the first 37 minutes of the second half. One finally found the back of Sacramento State's net in the 83 minute when, during a scramble at the goal line, freshman Alyssa Montejo weaseled the ball past Shelby Tomasello for her first collegiate goal to knot the score at one. Four minutes later, a cross pass by Megan Molina from Tomasello's far corner found Kelsey Lord in front of the Hornets' net. She easily tapped in the ball for the game-winner, and her first goal of the season. San Jose State outshot Sacramento State 12-to-4 in the second half. Lord led the Spartans in shots taken with four. Tomasello (3-7-4) made seven saves, while Makrigiannis and Emily Pryor (3-4-1) combined to make six saves.