Sept. 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
Game Week Reset
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU is coming off a successful 2-0 weekend at the UCR/Courtyard by Marriott Soccer Invitational where it defeated Nebraska Omaha, 3-2, and North Florida, 9-0.
- San Diego State is looking to post its first three-game winning streak since earning three straight victories on Sept. 30 (vs. Stanford), Oct. 2 (California) and Oct. 7 (at Oregon State) of last season.
- SDSU's two-game total of 12 goals in Riverside is the program's highest two-game output since Sept. 6 and 9 of 1994. That season, the Aztecs blanked Christian Heritage, 9-0, and returned to the pitch to beat CS San Bernardino, 5-0.
- The Aztecs' nine-goal margin of victory vs. North Florida was the program's largest since defeating Christian Heritage on Sept. 6, 1994, which covers 6,585 days. SDSU's nine goals were also the most scored in a single game since that Christian Heritage outing.
- Jordan Ongaro led all Aztecs with four goals, while adding one assist. The junior scored once vs. UNO and three times vs. UNF. For his seven-point weekend, he was named Pac-12 Player of the Week, named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's National Team of the Week and tabbed as College Sports Madness' National Offensive Player of the Week and Pac-12 Player of the Week.
- Kody Duff recorded a hat trick vs. North Florida and he did it while coming off the bench. His three goals came during a 34-minute, 16-second stretch, which was better than Ongaro's effort that saw him score three times in 38 minutes, 23 seconds.
- Last weekend, six different Aztecs scored and 11 picked up at least one assist. Ongaro, Casey Meuser (1 g, 2 a) and Jose Altamirano (1 g, 1 a) all recorded at least one goal and one assist, while Meuser, Blake Wise and Ata Ozbay racked up multiple assists with two apiece.
- SDSU's goalkeeping was outstanding as three keepers combined to allow just two goals and posted a GAA of 1.00. Blake Hylen started the game vs. Omaha, and Tim Peitsch and John Marcuzzo each played a half in the shutout of the Ospreys.
- San Diego State was not only dominant offensively vs. North Florida, but suffocating on defense as it held the Ospreys to just three non-threatening shots. UNF attempted shots at 5:15 and 7:44 before being held without a shot until 56:11 was showing on the clock. Then Aztecs completely shut down North Florida for the remaining 33 minutes, 49 seconds.
- The Aztecs enter the week as the top offensive team in the Pac-12. SDSU leads the league in shots (111), points (59), goals (18), goals per game (3.00), assists (23) and assists per game (3.83). Defensively, San Diego State is No. 1 in saves (27).
- Individually, Ongaro is No. 1 in points (13), points per game (2.17), goals (6) and goals per game (1.00). Wise is tied for first among all Pac-12 players with four assists. Duff, meanwhile, is second in goals (5) and goals per game (0.83). In net, Blake Hylen ranks first in saves (24) and saves per game (6.00).
- SDSU is tied for first in Division I in total assists (23), fourth in scoring offense (3.0), tied for fifth in total points (59) and eighth in total goals (18).
- Nationally, Ongaro is tied for fourth in goals per game (1.00), tied for sixth in total goals (6), tied for seventh in points per game (2.17) and tied for ninth in total points (13). Wise ranks eighth in total assists (4) and 12th in assists per game (0.67). Hylen, meanwhile, is eighth nationally in saves per game (6.0).
- SDSU is facing UNLV for the first time since 2004 when both squads were members of the MPSF.
- SDSU owns an 18-10-5 all-time record vs. the Rebels and has won three straight in the series, including a 4-2 victory in the final game of the 2004 campaign. In the last three meetings, San Diego State has outscored UNLV, 9-3.