Women's Soccer Plays Host to Houston Sunday
Sep 4, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Houston (1-1-1) at [--/rv/--] San Diego State (1-2-1)
Sunday, Sept. 8 | Noon ET | Mountain West Network | SDSU Sports Deck | San Diego, Calif.
Aztec Story Lines
- The live Mountain West Network stream and live stats link for the game will be available at GoAztecs.com. The Houston game is scheduled to be the first of seven SDSU home games to air on the MWN (Houston, San Diego, Portland, Fresno State, San José State, UNLV, Nevada). Chris Ello will have the call online.
- The Aztecs return home to Montezuma Mesa after a trip to the state of Michigan where they went 0-1-1. San Diego State settled for a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Michigan State following a controversial no-call collision involving goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn which led to an MSU goal. Nevertheless, the sequence of events were allowed and SDSU ultimately extended its 13-game road unbeaten streak (11-0-2). Two days later at No. 14 Michigan, San Diego State's aforementioned streak was snapped as a result of a 3-1 defeat.
- SDSU will look to prevent its first two-game losing streak in the same season since dropping consecutive games vs. Seattle on Sept. 18, 2011, in Las Vegas, and vs. UC Santa Barbara at home on Sept. 21, 2011. Since the loss to the Gauchos, the Aztecs have played 37 games without losing two straight in the same campaign.
- At stake on Sunday will be San Diego State's 11-game regular-season home winning streak. The 11-game run is the longest in school history and the Aztecs have not dropped a home match since a 1-0 setback to Boise State on Oct. 16, 2011.
- Currently winless in its last two outings (0-1-1), SDSU is suffering from its longest winning drought since an 0-3-1 stretch in 2011. In mid-to-late September 2011, the Aztecs went 0-2-1 against Seattle, UCSB and New Mexico, before opening October with a loss to No. 16 Santa Clara.
- "Don't mess with Texas" is how the saying goes. Well, don't tell that to San Diego State, which has won five in row vs. schools from the state of Texas. The streak dates back to the 2009 season and SDSU has won by a combined score of 11-1 with four straight shutouts.
- The Aztecs and Cougars will be meeting for the first-time ever on Sunday.
- Houston is a member of the newly former American Athletic Conference. Of the schools in the current alignment, San Diego State is a combined 4-3-1 (2-0 vs. SMU, 1-1 vs. Cincinnati, 1-2-1 vs. UCF) against the league.
- The Aztecs are in search of program win No. 250. Established in 1989, the SDSU Women's Soccer program is 249-176-47 (.577) overall. In his seventh season, Friesen has produced 70 victories or 28.1 percent of the program's total. He is 70-43-19 overall and owns the highest winning percentage in school history (.602).
- Over the weekend, a pair of Aztecs scored their first goals of the season in Haley Locker and Carli Johnson. Locker, a junior, scored in the 25th minute at Michigan State, while Johnson, a senior, found the back of the net in the second minute. For the season, San Diego State has had four different players score goals through four outings.
- Behind SDSU's two goals over the weekend was Hannah Keane. The junior assisted on both scoring plays to give her a team-high four points on the year. Keane, one of the team's four goal scorers, added a goal in the season-opener vs. USC.
- San Diego State was outshot in both of its games vs. Michigan State and Michigan. Its shots-on-goal accuracy, however, was much better compared to both of its foes. In the MSU game, the Aztecs put 71.4 percent (5 of 7) of their attempts on net compared to the Spartans' 52.6 percent (10 of 19). Then at Michigan, SDSU was on target 44.4 percent (4 of 9) of the time compared to the Wolverines' 38.9 percent (7 of 18).
- Following the Houston game, the Aztecs will head to Los Angeles County to face No. 3/2/3 (NSCAA/Soccer America/Soccer Times) UCLA on the Pac-12 Networks and No. 22/23/21 Pepperdine. Last year, SDSU fell to the fifth-ranked Bruins in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament and upset No. 5 Pepperdine on the final day of August. Both were home contests.