Women's soccer ties SMU in double overtime

Marie McCann recorded two assists,
both off corner kicks.
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San Jose, Calif.—The San Jose State University women’s soccer team played to a 2-2 tie against the SMU Mustangs, in a Western Athletic Conference contest, Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.

The Spartans (2-8-4 overall, 2-0-1 WAC) broke a 1-1 tie in the 88-minute when Christina Morrison knocked in a loose ball following a Marie McCann corner kick. The Mustangs (7-4-3 overall, 2-0-1 WAC) equalized only a minute later, however, when a centering pass from Amanda Jordan found the foot of Kim Harvey to tie the score at two.

The Mustangs kept the Spartans on the defense the whole game. SMU forced San Jose State into 13 teams saves, 12 by Spartan goalie Erin Lavey. In the second half alone the Mustangs failed to convert on three empty net chances, as well as slightly missing chances that hit off the cross bar.

The Mustangs took a 1-0 lead into the halftime break with a 31-minute goal by SMU’s Jill Heinamann. San Jose State answered only moments into the second half when Marie McCann collected her first assist with a corner kick that was headed in by teammate Emily New.

The Spartans take a break from WAC play when the travel to Santa Clara this Tuesday Oct. 15, for a 7:30 contest against the Broncos at Buck Shaw Stadium.