Women's Soccer Hosts Colorado State Sunday

Kacey Gricius had three shots and played all 110 minutes at Air Force on Fri., Oct. 18.

Oct. 23, 2013

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THIS WEEK:

Colorado State                           San Jose, Calif.

Oct. 27          Colorado State                2:30 p.m.

(All times in PDT)

SAN JOSÉ STATE AT SPARTAN STADIUM SUNDAY: The San José State University women's soccer team (2-13-1, 1-6-1 MW) hosts Colorado State on Sunday, October 27 for a 2:30 p.m. (PDT) match.

The Spartans finished the weekend 0-1-1, after a 0-0 tie at Air Force and a 1-0 loss at Wyoming.

San José State earned a scoreless 0-0 tie against the Air Force Falcons in a Mountain West match on Friday, October 18. The Spartans' goalkeeper, Zoe Makrigiannis, earned her first shutout of the season, making six saves for the clean sheet.

A Wyoming goal just over a minute in to the second half doomed the Spartans as they fell to the Cowboys, 1-0, in a Mountain West match on Sunday, October 20.

LIVE STATS: Live stats for this weekend's match will be available on SJSUSpartans.com. Click on the calendar button in the center of the homepage, then access live stats for each match by clicking on the GameTracker icon.

LIVE STREAM: Live video will be available for the match this weekend through the Mountain West Network, free-of-charge. Visit SJSUSpartans.com/videos to view the feed.

COLORADO STATE RAMS: Colorado State (2-11-2, 1-7-0 MW) has averaged just 0.40 goals per match, a Mountain West-low. However, four of its six goals this season have been scored by Sasha Pchenitchnikova and Erika Bratschun, each netting two goals.

Maggie Sherman has seen the majority of action in goal for Colorado State, posting two shutouts, a 1.60 goals against average and a .724 save percentage in 902:12 minutes. 

The Rams and Spartans will be playing their first match against each other on October 27.

Bill Hempen is the head coach of the Colorado State women's soccer program in its inaugural season.

SAN JOSÉ STATE HEAD COACH: Head Coach Jeff Leightman is at the Spartans' helm for his sixth season, entering 2013 with a 40-47-11 record. The 2009 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year, he is the only coach to lead his team to back-to-back regular season conference titles. In each of his first four years, he led the Spartans to a WAC Tournament bid.

NOTES FROM THE PITCH:

Ashley Boitz, a forward, has played in 15 matches for the Spartans this season, logging 318 minutes. She has taken four shots, two of which were between the pipes.

Rachel Docherty, a defender, has started six of 13 matches played for the Spartans this season, totaling 657 minutes.

Alex Donaldson, a defender, has played in 14 of the Spartans' matches this season with six starts for 751 minutes on the pitch.

Lupita Estrada, a foward, has started all of the Spartans' matches this season for 1,138 minutes played. She leads the team in goals (4), points (9), shots (26) and shots on goal (15). She was named to the University of San Diego All-Tournament Team after scoring both of the team's goals.

Sarah Fraser, a defender, has played in all of the Spartans' matches this season with four starts for 566 minutes played. She has scored one goal and has taken three shots, two of which were on goal.

Alex Jimenez, a defender, has played in all of the Spartans' matches and has 13 starts this season. She has taken one shot in 1,157 minutes on the pitch.

Cheryl Kute, a midfielder, has started all of the Spartans' 2013 matches for 1,351 minutes played. She has scored one goal, a game-winning penalty kick, and has one assist. Kute has taken 13 shots, nine of which were on frame. She was a University of San Diego All-Tournament Team honoree.

McColl Matthews, a forward, has played in nine of the team's matches this season with four starts. She assisted on one goal, taking two shots, both of which were between the pipes.

Carley McBeath has started 14 of 15 matches for the Spartans this season as a midfielder or defender. In her 1,130 minutes played, she has one assist and has taken 14 shots, six of which were on goal.

Megan Molina, a midfielder, has started all of the Spartans' matches this season, spending a team-high 1,398 minutes on the pitch. She has taken 19 shots, nine of which were between the pipes.

Megan Rauschnot, a midfielder, has started eight of the Spartans' matches this season, playing 687 minutes. She has taken one shot.

Stephanie Rebagliati, a defender, has played in 15 of the Spartans' matches this season, making ten starts. In her 1,015 minutes played, she has taken one shot, which was on goal.

Kareli Rodriguez, a forward, has started all of the Spartans' matches this season, logging 1,323 minutes. She has scored two goals and is the team's assist leader (2). She has taken 26 shots, putting eight on frame.

Becca Spangler, a midfielder, has seven starts for the Spartans this season, appearing in all 16 matches for 559 minutes. She has one assist and has taken one shot.

Alexis Venegas, a midfielder, has started 15 of the Spartans' matches this season for 1,285 minutes on the pitch. She scored her first collegiate goal against San Francisco and her lone assist this season came on the double overtime game-winner against UNLV. She has taken 13 shots, seven of which were between the pipes.

Mireya Wathen-Mayorga, a midfielder, has played in six of the Spartans' matches this season, totaling 104 minutes.

NOTES FROM BETWEEN THE PIPES:

Zoe Makrigiannis has nine starts for the Spartans and an additional two appearances for 871:30 minutes in goal this season. She has a 1.55 goals against average with a .741 save percentage alongside a 1-7-1 record.

Sarah Peplinski has started seven of the Spartans' 12 matches this season, making appearances in nine matches. In 617:40 minutes played, she has a 1-6 record with a 2.48 goals against average and a .630 save percentage.

SPARTANS' NEXT MATCH: San José State returns to Spartan Stadium for its final match of the regular season, and will honor its seniors, on Friday, November 1, for a 7:00 p.m. (PDT) match against Fresno State.