Women's soccer unable to push past Fresno State

Rebecca Hidalgo leads the
team with five goals.
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The San Jose State University women’s soccer team scored two second-half goals, but were unable to come back from a three-goal deficit, losing to Fresno State, 3-2, in a Western Athletic Conference match Thursday evening at Bulldog Stadium.

Junior forward Rebecca Hidalgo notched her team-leading fifth goal of the season and junior Jeane Sunseri scored her first of the season in the Spartans’ (3-5-10, 1-4-2 WAC) second-half rally. The Bulldogs’ (6-11-0, 5-2-0) defense managed to stop the scoring to record their fourth consecutive win.

Fresno State pressured the Spartans in the opening period, outshooting the visitors 10-1 to open a 3-0 lead. Freshman Kortney Lewis broke the game open with her seventh goal of the year at the 19:27 mark. Ten minutes later, Heather Fox found the net as she headed a loose ball into the goal. Two minutes later, Lewis set up junior Erin Sayegusa for the third Bulldog score.

The Spartans foiled Fresno State's shutout bid in the second half, tacking on two scores to cut the lead to 3-2. Sunseri found herself on a short breakaway and was able to angle a shot past Bulldog keeper Mary-tyler Wahl for the first score. Hidalgo came back with a goal in the 65th minute after she took a pass from Christina Morrison in the box.

Overall, the Bulldogs held a 12-5 edge in the shot department and a 7-2 advantage in corner kicks.

San Jose State returns to action next week when they host Hawaii in their final WAC game of the season and finish the regular season at home against CS Sacramento. Friday’s match against Hawaii starts at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday’s will start at 2:30 p.m. Both games will be part of a soccer double header with the men’s team at Spartan Stadium