GAMEDAY: No. 20 MSOC vs. San Jose State
By Seattle University
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
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ABOUT THE GAME
- No. 20 Seattle U (7-2-0) vs. San Jose State (2-6-1)
- All-time series-Series is tied, 6-6-3
- Home-Seattle U leads, 3-1-2
- Away-SJSU leads, 3-2-1
- Neutral-SJSU leads, 2-1-0
- Last meeting-Seattle U won, 2-1, at SJSU (Oct. 6, 2016)
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Redhawks hammered CSU Bakersfield, 4-0, in the WAC opener on Sept. 29. Sergio Rivas scored two goals, while Quinn Fahling and Orlando Neto each notched their first goals at SU.
- SU held a 22-1 advantage in shots in the win over CSUB on Sept. 29. Seattle U leads the nation in shots per game at 20.7.
- Seattle U lost to No. 19 Washington, 2-0, for the WAC/101 Club Cup on Sept. 24. The game was played in front of a sellout crowd at Championship Field. The decision also broke SU’s 21-game home win streak.
- San Jose State tied, 1-1, at Utah Valley on Friday night. SJSU’s Jeremy Romero scored in the 89th minute to force overtime in the team’s WAC opener at UVU.
- SU is ranked No. 20 in the latest College Soccer News poll. In the United Soccer Coaches poll, the Redhawks are among those receiving votes.
- The Spartans had dropped four straight before claiming a tie at Utah Valley Friday. Romero leads the team with six goals in nine games this season.
- The Redhawks lead the nation in shots per game (20.7) and rank fourth in shots on goal per game (8.3). They are also eighth in corner kicks per game (6.88).
- The Redhawks defeated Drexel, 1-0, on Sept. 17. Cody Gibson scored his fifth goal in three games, as Josh Adachi made four saves to pick up his fourth shutout of the season.
- The Spartans were voted to take seventh in the WAC Preseason Coaches’ poll.
- SU outshot the Dragons, 32-4, on Sept. 17. It marked the most shots by a Redhawk unit since Oct. 5, 2007, when SU tried 39 shots against the University of Mary.
- SU scored four times in the second half on its way to a 5-2 win over Santa Clara on Sept. 14. Cody Gibson and Alex Roldan both scored two goals as the Redhawks won their 20th straight game at Championship Field.
- For the first time since SU’s return to Division I, two Redhawks scored twice in the same game. Cody Gibson and Alex Roldan each recorded a pair of goals in the win over Santa Clara.
- Seattle U is averaging 21.3 shots per game, most in Division I through seven games.
- Seattle U went to No. 22 Gonzaga and came away with a 2-0 win on Sept. 9. Cody Gibson scored two goals and Josh Adachi made a pair of saves for his third shutout of the year.
- SU took down Mercer, 2-1 in overtime, on Sept. 7. Sergio Rivas scored 1:42 into OT to lift the Redhawks to their 19th straight win at Championship Field, the longest active home win streak in Division I.
- Seattle U outshot the Bears, 28-4, in the contest. The 28 Redhawk shots were the most by an SU squad since Sept. 16, 2015, when it attempted 28 shots in a 3-0 win over Northwestern.
- Before allowing a goal to Mercer late in the first half on Sept. 7, SU had gone 308:01 without surrendering a goal at Championship Field.
- Seattle U opened the 2017 season with a pair of impressive 1-0 victories at Championship Field last weekend. The Redhawks took down Loyola Marymount on Aug. 25 before beating No. 20 New Mexico on Aug. 27. Noe Meza and Nathan Aune scored SU’s goals as Seattle U moved its home winning streak to 18 games.
- SU entered the United States Soccer Coaches Association (USSCA) Top 25 at No. 25 the week of Aug. 28. It was the Redhawks’ first appearance in the poll since last August.
- Junior Nathan Aune earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after two stellar showings to open the 2017 season. Aune was key in the Redhawks holding their opponents to 10 total shots over two outings. It marks the first weekly award for the Arlington, Wash., native.
- Pete Fewing is in his 24th overall season as SU’s head coach. He has won 281 games in his career.
- Simon Tobin is in his fourth year at SJSU. He has been a college head coach for 30 seasons at CSU Bakersfield and San Jose State.