Women's Soccer Ties Louisiana Tech, 1-1

San Jose, Calif. - Despite scoring the first goal of the match, the San Jose State women’s soccer team could not hold the lead and tied the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters, 1-1.  The result leaves the Spartans (4-8-4, 1-2-1 WAC) and Louisiana Tech (10-3-5, 0-1-4 WAC).

At the 19:39 mark of the first period, forward Emmy Belding took a through ball from forward Roxy Kamal and shot from the right side of the penalty box past Lady Techsters keeper Cat Buchanan for her team leading sixth goal of the season.  Senior forward Kaila Waitley was also credited with an assist on the play and San Jose State had a 1-0 lead.

Just five and a half minutes later, Louisiana Tech scored the equalizer as Amy Wolsted shot the ball into the left corner after a corner kick by Scotti Culton.  At the 25:03 mark the score was tied 1-1.  Each team totaled six shots and the half ended tied.

For the next 85 minutes, neither side was able to get much advantage and the match ended in a 1-1 tie.

Offensively, the Spartans were led by Belding (1 shot, 1 on-goal, 1 goal), Kamal (1 shot, 1 on-goal, 1 assist), and Waitley (1 shot, 1 assist).  Others contributing were Katie Bonadies (3 shots, 1 on-goal), Lauren Sanchez, Kim Johnston and Danielle Drago (1 shot, 1 on-goal) each and Hallsie Pacheco, Amanda Martin and Angela Santoro with one shot each.

In goal, Nina Butera went the distance and made 12 saves.  Her record stands at 3-2-2 and her GAA is 0.95.

The Spartans return to action for the final time at home on Sunday, October 26.  The will host the Aggies of Utah State in a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.  Prior to kickoff San Jose State will recognize three seniors in Senior Day activities.  Fans can also follow the game through Live Stats at www.sjsuspartans.com.


SCORING SUMMARY

Louisiana Tech (10-3-5, 0-1-4 WAC)    1  0  0  0  --  1
San Jose State (4-8-4, 1-2-1 WAC)        1  0  0  0  --  1

Scoring
SJSU Emmy Belding (6) (Roxy Kamal, Kaila Waitley), 19:39
LTU Amy Wolsted (3) (Scotti Culton), 25:03

Shots
LTU 20
SJSU 12

Goalkeeper Saves
LTU 5 (Cat Buchanan-5)
SJSU 12 (Nina Butera-12)

Corner Kicks
LTU 7
SJSU 6

Fouls

LTU 10
SJSU 11