Terrell Lloyd

Spartans Blank Wyoming To Open Weekend Homestand

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sophomore Jordan Rowell had one of the biggest moments of her young Spartan career on Friday evening, scoring the game-winning goal in the 71st minute to give San Jose State women's soccer their second-straight win in league play. The Spartans shutout the visiting Wyoming Cowgirls with a 1-0 final to secure a win in the first of two big home matches this weekend.

  • Rowell's goal, her first of the season, came way of the corner kick. Deadlocked with no score and 20 minutes on the clock, freshman Tiana Cello was tasked with taking a corner kick for the Spartans. She played a perfect ball into the box where Rowell was waiting to put all of her right leg into it and find the back of the right-hand corner of the net.
  • The goal was one of eight shots that SJSU attempted in the second half after putting up just a pair in the opening 45 minutes.
  • Cello was credited with an assist, the first of her young career.
  • The Spartan Defense once again played light's out in the shutout victory. Both freshman goalkeepers, Autum Monty and Shayla Sugai, split the time in the goal evenly. Monty made two saves in the first half before giving way for Sugai in the second. Sugai was credited with just one save, but it was a big one as she prevented the tying goal on a solid shot off a corner kick late in the match.
  • The shutout is SJSU's third of the season, and second in as many games.
  • Wyoming finished with 12 shots to the Spartans' 10 and held a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Senior Karlee Pottorff led the Spartans with three shots, on on-goal, while Maddie Chance attempted a game-high seven shots for the Cowgirls.

The Spartans, now 2-1 in Mountain West play and 5-6-0 overall, will host Colorado State on Sunday at noon in the first game of another doubleheader with the Spartan men's team.