Comeback Falls Short, Spartans Edged 2-1 At Idaho

October 28, 2010

Moscow, Idaho----San Jose State women's soccer team surrendered a late penalty-kick goal in the second half at Idaho, falling 2-1 on Thursday, October 28.  The Spartans enter the weekend at 10-7-1 and 4-2-1 in conference play, while Idaho improves to 14-5-0 and 5-2-0 in the conference.

The win by the Vandals propelled them into sole possession of first place with 15 points. San Jose State drops into a three-way tie for second place with Boise State and Utah State. The Spartans, Boise State and Utah State each have 13 points.

After a scoreless first half, Jill Flockhart put the Vandals up 1-0 at 71:03 when she carried the ball down the stretch and found Christina Boddie wide open for the goal.  The Spartans answered at 83:22, scoring the equalizer on a header by Stephanie Righetti, her first career goal.  Jessica Ingram was credited with the assist.

Twenty-three seconds later, Flockhart carried the ball straight back into the Spartan zone and drew a penalty kick right in front of the goal, due to a tackle from behind. Chelsea Small stepped up and knocked in the PK past goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald for her WAC-leading 13th goal of the season.

Maiwald finished the afternoon with five saves.

San Jose State closes its regular season schedule at home against Boise State on Sunday, October 31 at 2:30 p.m.  Sunday is Senior Day for the Spartans' four seniors, Kim Johnston, Katie Knopp, Lauren Ng-Pinkerton and Stephanie Righetti. San Jose State University will hold a short pregame ceremony to honor the four players and their accomplishments.  Come early to support the men's soccer team as they face New Mexico at 12:00 p.m. in the double-header. 

Score by Periods:                                       
San Jose State (10-7-1, 4-2-1 WAC)    0  1  1
Idaho (14-5-0, 5-2-0 WAC)                    0  2  2

Scoring Summary:
Idaho:  Christina Boddie (Jill Flockhart), 71:03
San Jose State:  Stephanie Righetti (Jessica Ingram), 83:22
Idaho:  Chelsea Small, 83:45

Shots:
San Jose State: 13
Idaho:  27

Goalkeeper Saves:
Meghan Maiwald (SJSU):  5 
Liz Boyden (ID):  3 

Corner Kicks:
San Jose State:  5
Idaho:  7

Fouls:
San Jose State:  10
Idaho:  9