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No. 20 Stanford, Saint Mary's On Tap For Spartans

Match Information: San José State (2-1-0) at No. 20 Stanford (2-1-0) 
Scheduled For Saturday, September 11 | 7:00 p.m.
Location Stanford, Calif. | Laird Q. Cagan Stadium (2,000)
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Match Notes San José State | Stanford
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Match Information: San José State (2-1-0) at Saint Mary's (3-1-0)
Scheduled For Monday, September 13 | 4:00 p.m.
Location Moraga, Calif. | Saint Mary's Stadium (5,500)
TV & Statistics Watch (WCC Network) | Live Stats
Match Notes San José State | Saint Mary's
Social Media Twitter: @SanJoseStateMS
Instagram: @SanJoseStateMS
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Fresh off a historic 5-2 victory over defending Big West champion UC Davis, San José State is ready to return to action with two away matches against a pair of Bay Area heavyweights. The Spartans will face No. 20 Stanford on Saturday night before rounding out the road swing on Monday afternoon against Saint Mary's.

First Touches

  • The Cardinal are off to a 2-1 start this season and carry a top-20 ranking into Saturday's match. Stanford is coached by four-time national champion Jeremy Gunn, who played for San José State head coach Simon Tobin at CSU Bakersfield from 1989 to 1992. 
  • Receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, Saint Mary's has defeated California, UNLV and Dixie State en route to a 3-1 start to the 2021 season. It will play its first match away from home on Friday at Grand Canyon before returning to Moraga to face San José State. 
  • Senior Willy Miranda became the first Spartan in 20 years to score a goal in each of San José State's first three matches to start a season when he put SJSU ahead for good with a 21st minute strike against UC Davis on Sunday. The last to accomplish the feat was Lars Lyssand, scoring against Cal State Monterey Bay, Saint Mary's and UC Riverside to start the 2001 campaign.
  • Sunday's match against UC Davis marked the program's first contest with five different goalscorers (Ryota Nakashima, Willy Miranda, Finlay Wood, Jamal Adam, Max Allen) since defeating Grand Canyon 6-0 on Oct. 11, 2015. The Spartans saw Rory Knibbs, Jonathan Colunga, Jonathan Partida, Zach Penner and Kyler McLaughlin all get on the scoresheet that day. 
  • SJSU's nine goals in its first three matches of the season is the program's most since the 2003 campaign (also scored nine, opened against Notre Dame de Namur, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine).