W. Soccer to Play Under the Lights Friday vs. CSU
Oct. 2, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Colorado State (1-6-2; 0-2 MW) at San Diego State (4-5-2; 2-0 MW)
Friday, Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. PT | SDSU Sports Deck | San Diego, Calif.
Aztec Story Lines
- SDSU will carry a season-long two-game winning streak into the MW date after it defeated Fresno State and San José State last week. The Aztecs downed the Bulldogs, 2-1, and dismissed the Spartans, 2-0.
- Of San Diego State's four goals scored last week, Hannah Keane was responsible for three en route to her second straight Mountain West Offensive Player-of-the-Week award. Victoria Barba added the other goal on a penalty kick vs. SJSU and Haley Locker chipped in with two assists vs. the Bulldogs.
- The Aztecs dominated both Fresno State and San José State to the point where they enjoyed a 19-7 shot advantage vs. the Bulldogs and outshot the Spartans, 31-3. In the game vs. SJSU, San Diego State put 14 shots on goal and did not allow an attempt on goal for the entire 90 minutes. In fact, the Aztecs held the Spartans shotless for the final 49 minutes, 41 seconds.
- With its two victories last week, San Diego State improved to 14-1-1 in its last 16 regular-season home games and 13-0-1 in its last 14 regular-season home games vs. unranked foes.
- SDSU is unbeaten through two conference games for the third straight season and is 2-0 for the second consecutive year. The Aztecs will look to move to 3-0 and stay unbeaten through three MW outings for the third season in a row on Friday.
- San Diego State will put its 11-game winning streak vs. Mountain West foes on the line (all games) vs. Colorado State and will look to extend its nine-game regular-season conference winning streak.
- The Aztecs are in search of their ninth straight home win vs. MW teams (all games) and their seventh consecutive regular-season home victory vs. league members.
- SDSU's offense looks to be coming around as it has scored eight goals in its last four games (2.0 gpg). Prior to this run where the Aztecs have gone 3-1, they averaged just 0.57 goals through the first seven games of 2013, and posted a record of 1-4-2 during that span.
- With seven goals on the season, Keane has matched her single-season career high and is just five points shy of equaling her single-season career high of 21. Both totals were accomplished in 2012.
- When you scan the Mountain West statistics, you will find Keane's name at the top of many categories. The junior is first in shots (49), shots per game (4.45), points (16), points per game (1.45), goals (7), goals per game (0.64) and game-winning goals (3).
- As much as the team's recent success can be traced to Keane's goal scoring, the defense has been mostly stellar and the midfield has been solid. In both wins last week, the defense held its foes to a combined three shots on goal. And in the game vs. Fresno State, a forced turnover in the midfield led to both San Diego State goals. Lastly, two midfielders, Kelsey Booth (assist) and Barba (goal), contributed to the the scoring in the outing vs. San José State.
- With the Aztecs' performance on defense, goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn had relatively quiet outings while picking up a pair of wins and a shutout. The redshirt sophomore made two saves vs. Fresno State and did not record a stop against San José State. At the end of the week, Vaughn watched her goals-against average fall from 1.48 to 1.31.
- Freshman Morgan Darling has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and has been an instant spark off the bench. The forward/defender from Fresno has eight shots in nine games with four coming on net. In her last four outings, however, she has seven shots with three on target, and averaging 41.0 minutes. In her first five games as an Aztec, Darling attempted one shot, which was on goal, and averaged 7.4 minutes.