Aztecs Set for Dates at Boise State, Utah State
Oct. 22, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
San Diego State (8-6-2; 6-1 MW) at Boise State (9-5-2; 4-2 MW)
Friday, Oct. 25 | 4 p.m. MT | Mountain West Network (Tape Delay) | Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex | Boise, Idaho
San Diego State (8-6-2; 6-1 MW) at Utah State (8-5-2; 4-2 MW)
Aztec Story Lines
- Both games are set to air online via the Mountain West Network. As of press time, the SDSU-BSU game will air on a tape-delay basis. The San Diego State-Utah State game, however, will stream live online.
- The Aztecs maintained its spot atop the Mountain West standings as they defeated UNLV and Nevada this past week. San Diego State blanked the Rebels on Friday and used an 89th-minute goal from MW Offensive Player of the Week Kelsey Booth to squeeze past the Wolf Pack on Senior Day. New Mexico swept the same schools to keep pace with the reigning regular-season and tournament champions.
- Three different Aztecs scored on Friday vs. UNLV to lift SDSU to its sixth straight victory over the Rebels. Hannah Keane, who was named College Sports Madness MW Player of the Week, scored the winner in the second minute, which marked the seventh time she scored at least one goal in her previous eight outings. Booth, meanwhile, scored on a header and Kory Spotts added a second insurance goal to seal the win.
- In the win over Nevada, the Wolf Pack took an early 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, but it was short-lived as Victoria Barba scored on a penalty kick 2 minutes, 33 seconds later. San Diego State dominated the rest of the game, but needed the aforementioned Booth goal with 71 seconds left in the second half to capture the decision. When the dust settled, SDSU outshot the Wolf Pack, 33-5, and attempted 11 corner kicks. Nevada finished with zero corners.
- The win over Nevada sent San Diego State's six seniors out on a happy note. SDSU has now won four of its last five Senior Day games, including its last two. Prior to the contest, the Aztecs recognized Soledad Gomez, Carli Johnson, Sophie Metz, Haley Palmer, Jensen Skinner and Kory Spotts for their contributions while wearing the Scarlet and Black.
- The two wins over the weekend helped San Diego State improve to 17-1-1 in its last 18 regular-season home games and 16-0-1 in its last 17 regular-season home games vs. unranked foes.
- The Aztecs have also won 12 straight at home vs. MW teams and 10 consecutive during the regular season at home vs. league members.
- San Diego State hits the road for a pair of important games looking to improve upon its 1-4-1 record at true road venues. In MW action, the Aztecs are 1-1 away from Montezuma Mesa having beat Air Force and falling to Wyoming two weekends ago. In the game vs. the Cowgirls, SDSU was poised to earn three points until two late free kicks found the back of the net to doom the Aztecs.
- Even with the loss at Wyoming, San Diego State is 14-1 in its last 15 regular-season road games vs. Mountain West foes.
- Besides Booth, Barba recorded more than two points this past weekend. The sophomore from New Mexico tallied three points after she assisted on Spotts' goal in the 67th minute of the UNLV game and scored on the PK vs. Nevada.
- True freshman Evie Millynn picked up her first career point in her 14th career game. Hailing from New Zealand, the midfielder was the catalyst in helping Booth score against the Rebels. Millynn sent in a perfect cross to Keane, who touched it to Booth for the goal. Millynn has started 12 of 15 games on the season.