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Men's Soccer Edged By San Jose State 1-0

Aug. 31, 2006

Box Score

San Jose, CA- The Saint Mary's men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in a 1-0 decision to San Jose State Thursday night from Spartan Stadium. Despite the Gaels' 23 shots they were unable to find the back of the net. After the loss, SMC falls to 1-1-1 on the season.

In the 28th minute of play Spartan midfielder Hiroki Akiyama broke the scoreless tie with a 25-yard blast from the right side of the field. The shot found the upper-right corner and slipped past SMC goalkeeper Brian Mason.

The one goal is all SJSU would need as Spartans goalkeeper Richard Mann recorded six saves en route to his first shutout of the season.

The Gaels rallied in the second half and pressured the Spartan defense with 18 shots in the half.

Sophomore forward Carlos Diaz led the way offensively with six shots while freshman midfielder Dylan Leslie cracked off five.

Yousef Samy led SJSU with three shots, putting one on goal. Jacob Morrison tallied two shots and put one on frame.

Saint Mary's will return to action and kickoff its home slate on Saturday, September 2 against Cal Poly. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. from Garaventa Field.