Women's Soccer Plays Final 2013 Match Friday

Oct. 30, 2013

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THIS WEEK:

Fresno State                               San Jose, Calif.

Nov. 1             Fresno State              7:00 p.m.

(All times in PDT)

SAN JOSÉ STATE CLOSES OUT SEASON FRIDAY: The San José State University women’s soccer team (3-13-1, 2-6-1 MW) hosts Fresno State for the Spartans’ final match of the 2013 season on Friday, November 1 for a 7:00 p.m. (PDT) match. The Spartans will honors their six seniors before the match: Gladis Covarrubias, Sarah Fraser, Amanda Heins, Cheryl Kute, McColl Matthews and Megan Molina.

San José State shut out Colorado State by a 1-0 margin on Sunday, October 27.

A goal in the 55th minute by freshman Alexis Venegas and Zoe Makrigiannis’ second shutout of the season lifted the Spartans over the Rams. Makrigiannis made two saves for the clean sheet. Meanwhile, the Spartans outshot Colorado State, 12-4.

LIVE STATS: Live stats for this weekend’s match will be available on SJSUSpartans.com. Click on the calendar button in the center of the homepage, then access live stats for each match by clicking on the GameTracker icon.

LIVE STREAM: Live video will be available for the match this weekend through the Mountain West Network, free-of-charge. Visit SJSUSpartans.com/videos to view the feed.

FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS: Fresno State (9-7-2, 6-2-1 MW) comes to San Jose riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, due in part to the play of senior Morgan Castain and goalkeeper Katie Devault.

Castain’s offensive output is tops in the Mountain West, with 26 points and 12 goals. She punctuated her stellar offensive year with two goals scored on Fresno State’s senior night (Sunday, October 25).

Devault’s .848 save percentage ranks first in the Mountain West, and she has earned 4.2 shutouts this season.

Brian Zwaschka is in his fifth season as head coach of the Fresno State women’s soccer program.

SAN JOSÉ STATE HEAD COACH: Head Coach Jeff Leightman is at the Spartans’ helm for his sixth season, entering 2013 with a 40-47-11 record. The 2009 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coach of the Year, he is the only coach to lead his team to back-to-back regular season conference titles. In each of his first four years, he led the Spartans to a WAC Tournament bid.

NOTES FROM THE PITCH:

Ashley Boitz, a forward, has played in 16 matches for the Spartans this season, logging 352 minutes. She has taken four shots, two of which were between the pipes.

Rachel Docherty, a defender, has started seven of 14 matches played for the Spartans this season, totaling 727 minutes.

Alex Donaldson, a defender, has played in 15 of the Spartans’ matches this season with seven starts for 841 minutes on the pitch.

Lupita Estrada, a foward, has started all of the Spartans’ matches this season for 1,194 minutes played. She leads the team in goals (4), points (9), shots (28) and shots on goal (16). She was named to the University of San Diego All-Tournament Team after scoring both of the team’s goals.

Sarah Fraser, a defender, has played in all of the Spartans’ matches this season with four starts for 587 minutes played. She has scored one goal and has taken three shots, two of which were on goal.

Alex Jimenez, a defender, has played in all of the Spartans’ matches and has 14 starts this season. She has taken one shot in 1,221 minutes on the pitch.

Cheryl Kute, a midfielder, has started all of the Spartans’ 2013 matches for 1,436 minutes played. She has scored one goal, a game-winning penalty kick, and has one assist. Kute has taken 14 shots, 10 of which were on frame. She was a University of San Diego All-Tournament Team honoree.

McColl Matthews, a forward, has played in nine of the team’s matches this season with four starts. She assisted on one goal, taking two shots, both of which were between the pipes.

Carley McBeath has started 14 of 16 matches for the Spartans this season as a midfielder or defender. In her 1,135 minutes played, she has one assist and has taken 14 shots, six of which were on goal.

Megan Molina, a midfielder, has started all of the Spartans’ matches this season, spending a team-high 1,488 minutes on the pitch. She has taken 22 shots, 10 of which were between the pipes.

Megan Rauschnot, a midfielder, has started eight of the Spartans’ matches this season, playing 687 minutes. She has taken one shot.

Stephanie Rebagliati, a defender, has played in 16 of the Spartans’ matches this season, making 11 starts. In her 1,105 minutes played, she has one assist and has taken one shot, which was on goal.

Kareli Rodriguez, a forward, has started all of the Spartans’ matches this season, logging 1,408 minutes. She has scored two goals and is the team’s assist leader (2). She has taken 28 shots, putting nine on frame.

Becca Spangler, a midfielder, has seven starts for the Spartans this season, appearing in all 17 matches for 585 minutes. She has one assist and has taken one shot.

Alexis Venegas, a midfielder, has started 16 of the Spartans’ matches this season for 1,375 minutes on the pitch. She has scored two goals this season and her lone assist this season came on the double overtime game-winner against UNLV. She has taken 15 shots, nine of which were between the pipes.

Mireya Wathen-Mayorga, a midfielder, has played in seven of the Spartans’ matches this season, totaling 109 minutes.

NOTES FROM BETWEEN THE PIPES:

Zoe Makrigiannis has 10 starts for the Spartans and an additional two appearances for 961:30 minutes in goal this season. She has a 1.40 goals against average with a .750 save percentage alongside a 2-7-1 record. She has also earned two shutouts.

Sarah Peplinski has started seven of the Spartans’ matches this season, making appearances in nine matches. In 617:40 minutes played, she has a 1-6 record with a 2.48 goals against average and a .630 save percentage.