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Men's Soccer Upends San Jose State 2-1

Sept. 23, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's men's soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over San Jose State Sunday afternoon from Saint Mary's Stadium. The Gaels came out with two straight goals and held on to earn their fourth victory on the season. After the day, SMC improves to 4-2 overall.

Saint Mary's came out of the gates in the 19th minute to draw the first strike. Sophomore Bryan VanDoorninck put away a perfectly set up ball by junior Justin Kim and sophomore Dylan Leslie.

Kim raced down the far sideline and made a short pass to Leslie, who then slipped the ball across the box to the far-post run of VanDoornick.

The Gaels would add onto the lead and put the Spartans away. On a set play from 35 yards out, senior Erik Robert placed a perfect service to the oncoming run of David Blanchard, who found net with his head to give SMC the 2-0 lead in the 64th minute.

SJSU got on the board in the 80th minute when Julio Gonzales took a long pass from Rickey Dorrego and slipped it past Keenan Flynn for the goal.

Flynn earned his first career victory. The sophomore allowed one goal and made a game-high four saves. Richard Mann was tagged with the loss after allowing two goals.

Offensively both teams rallied off 13 shots. Kim and Leslie paced the Gaels with three shots a piece while Junior Burgos led SJSU with three of his own.

Saint Mary's will take a well deserved week off before diving into West Coast Conference play. The Gaels will host the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Friday, October 5 at 4 p.m. from Saint Mary's Stadium.