First-Half Goals Sink Aggies As USU Soccer Loses To San Jose State Sunday
Oct. 24, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Utah State soccer was not able to overcome three first-half goals, falling to San Jose State, 4-1, Sunday in San Jose, Calif., at SJSU's Spartan Stadium.
With the loss, the Aggies fall to 8-6-5 overall and 4-2-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. San Jose State improves to 10-6-1 overall and 4-1-1 in WAC action. USU is now 3-2-2 against San Jose State in the team's seven meetings since Utah State joined the WAC.
SJSU got on the board first in the sixth minute when Kayla Santacruz scored her seventh goal of the season off passes from Kelsey Lord and Katie Knopp. Santacruz gave the Spartans an early 2-0 goal lead with her second goal of the half in the ninth minute. Lord and Amanda Martin provided the passes to Santacruz.
The Spartans added another goal in the 18th minute to extend their lead to 3-0 in the first half. This time Kelsey Lord put the ball in the back of the net for SJSU, off assists from Santacruz and Shanelle Furner.
Santacruz registered her hat trick by scoring her third goal of the match in the 51st minute. Lord delivered the ball to Santacruz who scored from 10 yards out to the bottom right corner.
Utah State cut into the SJSU lead in the 80th minute when freshman Mari Miyashiro scored her second goal of the season. Miyashiro helped cut the lead to 4-1 with a goal from 10-yards out to the top left corner.
For the match, Utah State out-shot San Jose State, 15-14. San Jose State goalkeeper Meghan Maiwald had five saves compared to one by Utah State junior goalkeeper Molli Merrill.
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Shots by period 1 2 Total Utah State 7 8 15 San Jose State 10 4 14