Spartans Host Colorado College And Air Force For Final Home Weekend

Darlene Rodriguez and the Spartans will welcome the Tigers and Falcons to Spartan Soccer Field for its home finale.
Oct. 22, 2014

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (10/22/14) - The San José State women's soccer team will play its final pair of home matches on Friday, October 24, against Colorado College at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 26 versus Air Force beginning at 12:00 p.m.

San José State (5-8-3, 2-5-1 Mountain West)
vs. Colorado College (9-4-3, 5-2-1 Mountain West)

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.
Spartan Soccer Field - San Jose, Calif.
Live stats and streaming video are available for free at www.sjsuspartans.com

vs. Air Force (6-8-1, 3-4-1 Mountain West)

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Spartan Soccer Field - San Jose, Calif.
Live stats and streaming video are available for free at www.sjsuspartans.com

LAST TIME OUT
San Jose, Calif. (10/19/14) - The San José State women's soccer team outshot Wyoming, 21-13, but fell to the Cowgirls, 2-0, on Sunday in a Mountain West conference match.


Wyoming got on the board first after a handball inside the 18-yard box was called against the Spartans. Kasey Curtis took the penalty kick for the Cowgirls. Spartan goalkeeper Zoe Makrigiannis was able to get a finger on the Curtis kick but could not slow down the speed of the shot as the Cowgirls went ahead 1-0 in the 2nd minute. Wyoming outshot San José Stat, 6-4 in the first half of play, while the Spartans held the advantage in corner kicks, 2-1.

Trailing after the half, the Spartans upped the intensity on the offensive end. SJSU outshot Wyoming 17-7 in the second half and had a handful of opportunities go against them.

After a Wyoming foul in the 74th minute, Carley McBeath took a free kick from nearly 25 yards out. McBeath's attempt looked good, but the shot hit the bottom of the top post and bounced into the Wyoming goalkeeper's hands.

In the 80th minute, Lupita Estrada attempted to bend a shot from outside the right side of the box. Estrada's shot hit the right post and Alex Boehm jumped on the ball to give the Cowgirls possession.

One last opportunity for the Spartans came in the 86th minute. Alexis Venegas took a corner and served it into the box, and a scramble for the ball broke out. The Spartans had a pair of chances to get the ball in the net, but the official blew the play dead due to SJSU foul.

The Cowgirls put the game out of reach shortly after. Kaitlyn Lomsnes blew past the Spartan defense after an SJSU corner, and shot into an empty net for a goal, as they Spartans fell to Wyoming, 2-0.

HOME MATCHES STREAMED LIVE ON MW DIGITAL NETWORK
All of San José State's home contests will be streamed live via the Mountain West Digital Network. Go to www.SJSUSpartans.com/videos to access the live stream free of charge. Fans can watch live streaming on the go with their mobile device by downloading the official app of the Mountain West.


SENIOR SUNDAY
Sunday's match against Air Force will mark the last home contest for seniors Kareli Rodriguez, Alex Jimenez, Alex Donaldson, and Kacey Gricius.


SHUTOUT
Junior goalkeeper Zoe Makrigiannis recorded her sixth shutout of the season in the Spartans 3-0 win over Colorado State, tying former SJSU keeper Meghan Maiwald for the most shutouts in a single season.


SPARTAN DEFENSE
Through 16 games the Spartans have shutout six of its 16 opponents, allowing just 15 goals, a Mountain West best. The 0.90 goals-against average is tops in the Mountain West.


Makrigiannis leads the Mountain West in goals-against average (0.91) and is tied for first in shutouts (6). Her .806 save percentage is good enough for second, while she is tied for the conference lead in shutouts (6).

SCOUTING COLORADO COLLEGE
Colorado College enters Friday's match on a three game unbeaten streak, and are one of the elite offensive teams in the Mountain West. The Tigers showcase an overall record of 9-4-3, and 5-2-1 in the conference, only trailing San Diego State and Wyoming in the latest standings.


The Tigers have a pair of players in the top-5 of the MW in goals scored, as Sarah Schweiss (7) and Rachel Herron (6) have been putting the ball in the net for the Tigers. Friday's match will be the first Mountain West meeting between the two teams.

SCOUTING AIR FORCE
Air Force enters the weekend with an overall record of 6-8-1, and 3-4-1 in the Mountain West. The Falcons, have dropped four of its last five matches, with its last win coming against Nevada (1-0) on Oct. 12.


The Falcons are led by freshman Angela Karamanos, as she is in the top-5 of the MW in points (14) and goals (6).

SOCIAL MEDIA
Spartan fans don't forget to follow the team on Twitter (@sjsusoccer) and Instagram (sjsuwomenssoccer) and remember to like the Spartans on

Facebook.

ON DECK FOR THE SPARTANS
San José State will wrap up the 2014 regular season on the road against Fresno State on Friday, Oct. 31. With a win, SJSU still has a chance to compete in the upcoming Mountain West Women's Soccer Championships. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. PT. 

The Last Meeting
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Air Force0
October 18, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Women's Soccer Earns 0-0 Draw With Air Force
Zoe Makrigiannis earned her first shutout of the season in the Spartans' 0-0 tie against Air Force on Friday.