Mustangs Wrap Up 7-Game Road Trip with 1-0 Loss at San Jose State

Mustangs Wrap Up 7-Game Road Trip with 1-0 Loss at San Jose State

SAN JOSE — The San Jose State women's soccer team scored in the 50th minute Friday at Spartan Field, and held on over the final 40 minutes for a 1-0 win over Cal Poly, as the Mustangs finished their season-opening seven-game road stretch.
 
Cal Poly's best chance in the first half came in the 32nd minute, when a shot by Stephanie Magellan ricocheted off the crossbar. Fellow junior Sydney Knauer turned the rebound into a header, but Paige Simoneau was there for the save.
 
Other first-half shots for the Mustangs came from redshirt freshman Georgina Stiegeler (blocked in the 20th minute), junior Chelsea Barry (high in the 33rd) and sophomore Jessica Johnson (blocked 20 seconds before the break).
 
The Spartans broke through in the 50th when Yaritza Arista sent a free kick from the left side in to Gabriella Hurtado, who scored with a header inside the right post.
 
Barry was blocked in the 67th minute, and Cal Poly freshman Sidra Bugsch had a final shot blocked just before the clock reached full time.
 
The Mustangs lost despite a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks on the afternoon, although SJSU held the edge in overall shots, 11-7. Both Simoneau and Cal Poly sophomore Sophia Brown made one save apiece, as SJSU (2-4-0) improved to 3-10-0 all-time against the Mustangs.
 
Cal Poly (2-4-1) will host Sacramento State (3-3-0) for its home opener on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
 
The Mustangs last opened with seven straight road games in 1997.
 
Week of Welcome will continue vs. Pacific (2-3-1) at 12 noon Sunday, Sept. 17. The match against the Tigers will also be Youth Day, as all Sunday games feature free admission for kids 13 and under.