No. 14 SDSU Falls Short at No. 7 San Jose State, 7-5
March 6, 2010
SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Diego State, ranked 14th in the nation, fell short in its upset bid of No. 7 San Jose State Saturday afternoon at the SJSU Aquatics Center. The Aztecs could not hold a two-goal halftime lead as they fell to the Spartans, 7-5, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest.
The day started on a promising note as SDSU finished the first quarter up, 3-0. The game turned slightly in favor of San Jose State in the second as the home team outscored the visitors, 2-1. Despite the turn of events, the Aztecs still found themselves ahead, 4-2, at halftime.
Just one day after being held scoreless in the second half at No. 2 Stanford, San Diego State's struggles in the second half continued on this day. The Aztecs allowed three third-quarter goals, while being blanked by the Spartans.
Down 5-4 at the start of the final period, SDSU could not muster more than one goal in the final eight minutes and San Jose State finished strong with two goals of its own to come away with the two-goal victory.
SDSU (10-7; 0-2 MPSF) returns to action Saturday, March 13, when it plays host to the Aztec Invitational presented by Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central. Invitational action begins at 8 a.m. PT with UC San Diego taking on Wagner. San Diego State, meanwhile, will play its first game at 10:30 a.m. against California. The match with the Golden Bears will be an MPSF contest.
#7 San Jose State 7, #14 San Diego State 5
SDSU saves: Kelly Campoli - 3