Women's soccer continues WAC contests this week against Boise State and Nevada

Women’s soccer battles with rival Santa Clara, then continues WAC action

SJSU at Santa Clara – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at Santa Clara, Calif.
SJSU vs. Boise State – Friday, Oct. 18, 5:00 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.
SJSU at Nevada - Sunday, Oct. 20, 1:00 p.m. at Reno, Nev.

SJSU at Fresno State – Thursday, Oct 24, 7:00 p.m. at Fresno, Calif.

The Spartans (2-9-3 overall, 0-2-2 WAC) concluded their first conference home stand this past weekend with a 4-0 loss to UTEP on Friday, Oct 11, followed by a 2-2 draw to SMU on Sunday, Oct 13. The team was unable to pick up their first Western Athletic Conference victory, however after an undefeated UTEP squad shut them out, the Spartans were able to rebound nicely tying a solid SMU squad.

To tie (SMU) is a huge for us," said head coach Tamie Grimes. "After losing 4-0 last Friday, we really needed that point."

Santa Clara
The defending national champions come into Tuesday’s game with an 8-3-1 overall record and are ranked 11th in the country. The Broncos opened up West Coast Conference play on Friday Oct 11, with a 3-0 shutout win over San Diego.

Boise State
The Broncos (5-6-1 overall, 1-2-0 WAC) are hoping for a victory in Friday’s match up with the Spartans to get their WAC and overall record to an even .500. After falling to SMU and UTEP, Boise State University collected their first conference win on Friday, Oct 11 with a 2-1 home win over Nevada. The Broncos are led in scoring by sophomore BreeAnn Milligan with five goals and two assists. Supporting Milligan freshman Anna Howard and junior Abbe Roche each with four goals apiece.

About half way through their second season of women’s soccer the Wolf Pack have an overall record of 3-11-0 and a WAC standing of 0-3-0. Nevada has yet to win a game since Sept. 22 when the defeated Vermont 3-1 in the adidas Bay Area Classic. The Wolf Pack have struggled falling in their last six contests by a combined score of 26-3. Nevada has a total of eleven goals on the year, four of which have come from sophomore Annie Baxter. Junior Kaula Rowe has helped Baxter in the scoring department with three goals.

Santa Clara
The Spartans remain winless in the all-time series with head coach Tamie Grimes alma mater. The Broncos lead the series 6-0 which includes an 8-0 shutout at Spartan Stadium last season.

Boise State
The Spartans lost, 2-1, to the Broncos in Boise, Idaho, last season. It was the first meeting between the teams.

San Jose State is 2-0 against the Wolf Pack. Last season the Spartans needed overtime to top Nevada, 4-3, at Spartan Stadium. In the first match ever played between the teams, San Jose State won 8-1 at Nevada during the 2000 season.

Just for Kicks
Spartans’ Marie McCann tripled her assist total for the year with two helpers in the second half against SMU. McCann now has three total for the year.

The two-second half goals San Jose State scored against SMU was only the second time they’ve had a multiple goal half this year. The first was against UC Riverside in the second game of the year.