Sept. 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State (4-2-1) at California (5-2-1)
Sept. 28 | 4:30 p.m. PT | Edwards Stadium | Berkeley, Calif.
San Diego State (4-2-1) at Stanford (3-4-0)
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU takes a season-long three-game winning streak to the Bay Area after consecutive victories over Nebraska Omaha and North Florida in Riverside, Calif., and UNLV at home last Friday.
- In its lone match last week, the Aztecs defeated UNLV, 3-1, at SDSU Sports Deck. San Diego State took a two-goal first-half lead and eventually emerged with the two-goal win.
- Scoring the first two goals vs. UNLV were Evyn Hewett and Blake Wise, who each recorded their first goals of the campaign. Hewett scored on a header off a pass from Jose Altamirano and Wise was successful from 40 yards out after being on the receiving end of a Morgan Sacco service.
- Kevin Bick scored San Diego State's third goal of the game vs. the Rebels in the 74th minute and it occurred at the perfect time as UNLV was staging a rally. Altamirano got things started and was credited with his second assist of the game.
- SDSU enters the week as one of the top offensive teams in the nation, ranking in the top 10 in four categories. The Aztecs rank second in total assists (26), fourth in scoring offense (3.0) and total points (68), and ninth in total goals (21).
- Individually, Jordan Ongaro ranks 13th in Division I in goals per game (0.86), 14th in points per game (1.86), 19th in total goals (6) and 25th in total points. Kody Duff, a reserve, meanwhile, is 32nd nationally in goals per game (0.71), 35th in goals (5) and 59th in points per game (1.43).
- Wise and Altamirano, who share the team lead with four assists, rank 16th nationally in assists per game (0.57) and 18th in total assists.
- At the Pac-12 level, San Diego State leads the conference in shots (135), goals per game (3.00, tied with Oregon State) and assists per game (3.71).
- SDSU enters this week's action as one of the most potent offenses in the nation thanks in large part to scoring three or more goals four times and at least two goals on five different occasions.
- The Aztecs have scored three or more goals in three straight games, which is something that has not been accomplished at SDSU since 1995. That season, San Diego State defeated Cal Poly, 5-0, and beat Cal State Fullerton, 3-2, before tying Cal State Northridge, 3-3.
- SDSU's 15 goals in its last three games is its most since 1994, when it defeated Christian Heritage, 9-0, Cal State San Bernardino, 5-0, and San Jose State, 1-0. The 15 goals in three games vs. Division I opponents, however, is the most since 1983, when the Aztecs put up 22 goals in beating LMU, 13-0, BYU, 5-0, and Pacific, 4-0.
- San Diego State enters the game at California leading the all-time series, 18-13-4. The Aztecs are unbeaten in their last three vs. the Golden Bears, beating Cal at home and playing to a draw in Berkeley a year ago. In 2010, the squads tied in San Diego in the final meeting after California took the first get-together.
- The Aztecs own a 12-6-5 advantage over Stanford, but have split the last six. In each of the last two seasons, the home team has defended its home turf. In 2009, they won on each other's field after SDSU swept the series in 2008.