Friday, October 31
Sunday, November 2
SPARTANS ON THE ROAD FOR FINAL WEEK: In the final road trip of the year, the Spartans travel to Idaho to play two matches for a chance to secure a spot in the WAC Tournament, November 6-9, in Reno, Nev. There are several scenarios that would qualify the Spartans for post season play, but they control their own destiny. With wins at Idaho on Friday and Boise State on Sunday they will be playing in Reno next week.
ABOUT IDAHO: The Vandals (1-14-2, 0-4-1 WAC) went 0-2-0 last week. On Friday, October 24 they were in Reno to take on Nevada and fell 2-0,then on Sunday, October 26, they a 1-0 match at Fresno State.
The Idaho defense is led by keeper Liz Boyden who has made 13 starts and allowed 23 goals on 99 shots. Her goals against average is 1.61 and her record is 1-12-1 with two shutouts.
Offensively, the Vandals are led by Nicole McAllister. She has three goals and six points, on 36 total shots. Jennifer Hull has two goals and two assists for six points on 41 shots.
The match will mark the fifth time the two sides have met. The Spartans are 2-1-1 in the series and in the last meeting lost to Idaho, 1-0, in Spartan Stadium on November 2, 2007.
ABOUT BOISE STATE: On Sunday, November 2, the Spartans complete regular season schedule for 2008 when they take on the Broncos of Fresno State (9-6-2, 2-2-1 WAC) at the Boas Soccer Complex in Boise, Idaho. The kick off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Last week, Boise State split a pair of road matches losing at Fresno State, 0-1, on Friday, October 24 and then defeating host Nevada, 2-0, on Sunday, October 26.
The Broncos offense is led by six goal scorer Shannon Saxton. She has added seven assists for 19 points on 46 shots overall, 23 of which reached the opposing keeper. Andrea Huerta has 12 points on five goals and two assists. She has has 10 shots on-goal in 16 total attempts. Huerta has two game-winners while Saxton has gotten one.
Between the pipes, Boise State has a pair of quality keepers, Jennifer Burns allowed 10 goals and has made 26 saves for a GAA of 1.05. She has two shutouts on the season and brings a 4-3-1 record into the match. Liz Ruiz also sports a 4-3-1 record, has allowed seven goals and made 38 saves. Her GAA is 0.91 and she has three shutouts to her credit.
Boise State leads the all-time series, 4-2-2, and won the last meeting, 2-0, on November 4, 2007 in Spartan Stadium.
RECAP OF LAST WEEKS MATCHES: San Jose State completed their regular season home schedule against Louisiana Tech and Utah State. On Friday, October 24, after 110 minutes played on Spartan Soccer Field, the San Jose State versus Louisiana Tech match ended in a 1-1 tie.
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, 1-1.
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.
On Sunday, October 26, the Spartans played their final home match of the year against the Aggies of Utah State. Despite the bast effort of the year they the Spartans fell, 3-2.
The Spartan opened the scoring at the 22:54 mark when forward Roxy Kamal fed forward Emmy Belding who played a beautiful give and go just inside the 18-yard box back to Kamal who blasted it into the upper right side of the goal giving the Spartans at 1-0 lead. The goal was Kamal’s second of the year and the assist was Belding’s first of 2008.
In the 40th minute the Aggies got the equalizer off header into the right corner of the net to tie the score at 1-1. Four minutes later they scored on another header off a cross from the right side to give the Aggies a 2-1 lead.
The Spartans battled back and got the equalizer at the 44:15 mark when mid Lauren Ng-Pinkerton took a corner kick from the right side that defender Jessica Ingram knocked in at the far post. The goal was Ingram’s first of the year as was the assist to Ng-Pinkerton. The sides went to the locker room tied at 2-2.
The Aggies notched the game winner in the 60th minute off a ball headed it into the left corner to net.
INGRAM GETS FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL: Freshman defender Jessica Ingram scored the first goal of her college career in a loss to Utah State (10/26). The tally came off a corner kick by mid Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, which Ingram knocked in at the far post to at that time, even the match at 2-2.
Two net first collegiate goals: Freshman center mid Lauren Sanchez and junior forward Roxy Kamal each scored their first collegiate goals in a, 3-0, win against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15).
SANTORO SCORES FIRST COLLEGIATE POINT: Freshman defender Angela Santoro assisted on the first goal in a, 3-0, win against Cal State-Bakersfield on October 15. The assist was the first of Santoro’s career.
BUTERA MOVES UP CAREEN LIST WITH SHUTOUT OF NEVADA: Keeper Nina Butera moved into fourth place on the Spartan career shutout list when she blanked Nevada, 1-0, on Sunday (10/12). It was the fourth shutout of her career. She also moved into fifth place all-time on the SJSU career saves list with 129.
BELDING GETS THIRD GAME WINNER AT NEVADA: Emmy Belding collected her third game winning goal of the season in a 1-0 win against the Wolfpack of Nevada on Sunday (10/12). Belding has scored the game winner in each of the Spartans wins and leads the squad with four goals overall. She is tied for fifth on the Spartans single season GWG list and tied for 10th on the career list for GWG’s
BUTERA EARNS HER FIRST WIN IN 2008: Starting her second game in a row, sophomore keeper Nina Butera recorded her first victory of 2008 in a 3-1 win at Air Force. Butera made two saves and allowed one goal.
SPARTANS OFFENSE ERUPTS FOR THREE GOALS AGAINST AIR FORCE: In their highest goal output in more than a year, the Spartans scored three goals against Air Force. The last time they scored three in a match was September 2, 2007 in a 3-3 tie against USF. The last time the Spartans scored three or more goals in a winning effort was on October 22, 2006 in a 4-1 victory at Hawaii.
BONADIES NETS FIRST GOAL OF HER CAREER: Sophomore forward Katie Bonadies tallied the first goal of her collegiate career in the 42nd minute of the Spartans 3-1 victory versus Air Force. Freshman Michelle Haughey assisted on the goal, which was the first point of her Spartan career.
HOMECOMING FOR WINANS: When the Spartans face the Falcons of Air Force on Friday, September 26, it will be a homecoming of sorts for third year assistant coach Craig Winans.
Winans was a member of the cadet corps in 1977 and 1978 and was a member of the Falcons’ men’s soccer team that reached the NCAA Tournament in 1977.
BUTERA STOPS SIX SHOTS IN SPARTANS FOURTH SHUTOUT: Sophomore keeper Nina Butera played 110 minutes of shutout ball as the Spartans tied Miami University, 0-0.
Butera made her first start of the season and turned away six RedHawks shots. In the Spartans seven matches they have held their opponents scoreless four times.
The Spartans have not been scored upon in Spartan Stadium for 313:26. The last goal given up was in the 77th minute of a, 3-1, loss to then #17 Cal on August 24.
FURNER NETS FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL: Freshman Shanelle Furner netted her first goal of her college career in the 79th minute of a, 2-1, loss at San Francisco (9/19).
Furner took a deflection off a Dons’ defender just outside the penalty box and blasted it into the upper right side of the net.
Furner, a freshman out of Carlmont HS in San Carlos, Calif., led the Spartans with three shots, two on-goal.
SANTOS NAMED WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AGAIN: Freshman keeper Jordan-Michelle Santos has been named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of September 8-14.
This is the second time Santos has been awarded this honor this season. It is just the third time a Spartan has been named POW twice in a season (Nicole Irwin - 2006; Stacie Savage - 1996) and the first time a defensive player has won the award twice in a season. Santos earned her third shutout in six matches, facing 12 shots and making two saves while lowering her GAA to 1.55.
BELDING'S SECOND GOAL OF THE YEAR NABS FIRST WIN: JC transfer Emmy Belding, tallied her and the teams second goal of the season, an overtime game-winner that broke the Spartans five game winless streak to open the season.
Belding, from Rio del Mar, Calif., transferred from Cabrillo College where she scored 56 goals in two years.
KAMAL SETS NEW CAREER HIGH IN SHOTS FOR A MATCH: Roxy Kamal, a junior out of Presentation HS in San Jose, Calif., established a new career high in shots for a single match, nine, in the Spartans, 1-0, overtime win on Sept. 14 versus Sacramento State. She also got her first point of the season with an assist on the match winner.
Her previous high, of four, came in a 3-0 win against Boise State last year. She now leads the side with 13 shots overall.
SANTOS NAMED WAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Goalkeeper Jordan-Michelle Santos was named the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of August 25 -August 31.
Santos, a freshman from Cypress, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS), recorded the first two shutouts of her collegiate career.
On Friday, August 29, against UC Davis, she played 110 minutes stopping eight shots on goal and securing a 0-0 tie with a key save in the 109th minute. She returned Sunday, August 31, and in another 110 minute, double-overtime, shutout Seattle University while recording five saves.
It is the first Player of the Week honor for Santos and the first weekly conference honor for a Spartan women's soccer player in 2008.
BELDING NETS FIRST DIVISION I GOAL: Junior forward Emmy Belding scored the first goal of her DI career in the 51st minute of the match against #17 California. Belding stole the ball after a misplay by the Bears keeper and ripped a shot into the upper left corner to square the match 1-1.
Emmy Belding, forward, leads the Spartans in goals (6), points (13), shots (31), shots on-goal (17) and game winners (3). In WAC matches, she ranks in the top three of four statistical catagories: points (T#3 with 7), goals (T#2 with 3), points per game (#3 at 1.40 per) and goals per game (T#3 at 0.60 per). Belding collected her first assist of the year against Utah State (10/26). She has had the game-winning goal in three of the Spartans four wins - an overtime goal against Sacramento State (9/14) to give the Spartans their first victory of the season, at Air Force (9/26) and at Nevada (10/12). Belding’s three GWG’s ranks fifth for a single season and 10th all-time. Her first goal of the season and her DI career, was an unassisted tally against #17 California (8/24). Belding has started and played in all 17 matches this season.
Roxy Kamal, mid, is second on the side in shots (25) and third in shots on-goal (8). She notched her first collegiate goal against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15) and her secnd of the season against Utah State (10/26). Has two assists (against Sacramento State - 9/14 and Louisiana Tech - 10/24) good for six points and has started each of the 16 matches in which she has played.
Katie Bonadies, mid, has two goals (at Air Force - 9/29 & versus Cal State-Bakersfield 10/15) on 15 shots, seven of which have been on-goal. She has played in 17 matches, starting four. The goal against Air Force was the first of her career.
Kaila Waitley, mid, has one goal (at Air Force - 9/29) and two assists (against Sacramento State - 9/14 and Louisiana Tech - 10/24) good for four points and has taken 10 shots while starting 17 matches.
Jessica Ingram, mid has started 14 times, played in 17 matches and taken seven shots, three of which have been on-goal. She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, at San Francisco (9/19) and netted her first goal against Utah State (10/24).
Lauren Sanchez, forward, has one goal, the first of her college career against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15) for two points. She has made 10 starts in 17 appearances and has attempted 17 shots with nine on-goal.
Shanelle Furner, mid, has taken 15 shots, three on-goal and scored her first collegiate goal at San Francisco (9/19). She has played in 17 matches, starting 10 and has two points.
Brittany Boehm, defender, has played in 16 matches and started nine. She has two assists, at Air Force (9/29) and against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15) for two points. She made her first collegiate start at UC Davis.
Stephanie Righetti, forward, has made 10 starts and played in 14 matches. She has taken 12 shots with one on-goal. She scored her first collegiate point, an assist, on the lone goal in a 1-0 win at Nevada (10/12).
Jenny Guadagnolo, mid and co-captain, has two shots on-goal in eight attempts and has made four starts in 13 appearances. She has one assist, at Air Force (9/29) for one point.
Michelle Haughey, forward, has played in 17 matches and has taken six shot. She recorded her first collegiate point, an assist, Air Force (9/29).
Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, mid, has played in 14 matches and has taken three shots, one on-goal. She has one point, an assist against Utah State (10/26).
Angela Santoro, defender, has attempted three shots, two on-goal, in nine starts. She has played in 17 matches and recorded an assist against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15). She has one point on the season.
Amanda Martin, defender, has played in 13 and started 12 matches and has taken two shots. She recorded an assist against Hawai’i (10/19) for her first collegiate point.
Danielle Drago, forward, has played in seven matches and earned her first point of the season, an assist, against Cal State-Bakersfield (10/15).
Hallsie Pacheco, mid, has appeared in seven matches with two starts and taken five shots, four on-goal.
Lauren Moniz, mid and co-captain, has played in 10 matches and attempted four shots with one on-goal.
Kelsy Holm, defender, has made nine starts in 15 matches and has taken four shots, two of which have been on-goal.
Britnee Chesney, defender, has started and played in 17 matches and has taken two shots, one of which was on-goal.
Kim Johnston, defender, has played in 17 matches and made nine starts. She has taken one shot, on-goal.
Nina Butera has played 943:28 in 12 matches including 10 starts . She has faced 70 shots and allowed 12 goals. Her GAA is 1.14. She has recorded two shutouts and her record is 3-4-2.
Jordan-Michelle Santos has played 612:42 in seven matches, all starts. She has allowed 11 goals on 48 shots on net for a save percentage of .771 and a goals against average of 1.62. Santos has tallied three shutouts and has a record of 1-4-2.
Sarah Wisotsky has played 86:06 and has made seven saves while allowing one goal in three appearances. She carries a 1.05 GAA.