Spartans Score Three, Shut Out Dixie State

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Seniors Jamal Adam, Kameron Bolden and Rudi Castro all tallied goals while keeper David Sweeney notched his sixth career shutout as San José State rolled to a 3-0 victory over Dixie State on Friday. 

The Spartan offense was in attack mode for the duration and ended the evening with 25 shots. That marks the program's most attempts in a victory since Oct. 19, 2008 (28 shots, 1-0 win vs. Air Force).

  • Bolden scored his second goal as a Spartan (and first this season) to give SJSU an early lead, using his head home to put home a rebound off the crossbar from a Max Allen free kick in the 30th minute. 
  • Making his first appearance of the year after leading the team in goals and assists a season ago, Castro gave San José State some insurance with a right-footed strike from outside of the box just 14 minutes into the second stanza. 
  • It was Adam who put the result on ice in the 79th, using some pressure up top to force a Trailblazer miscue. Adam was able to intercept a pass from the opposing goalkeeper, then calmly put the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the season. 
  • Sweeney earned his third victory and first clean sheet of the 2021 campaign, making four saves in the winning effort.
  • San José State out-shot Dixie State 25-5 on Friday while also holding a 12-4 advantage in shots on frame. No WAC team has attempted more shots in a match than SJSU's output against Dixie State.
  • Adam and sophomore Ryota Nakashima led all performers with five shots while Castro and senior Omar Lemus were close behind with three each. 
  • Bolden, Sweeney, Max Allen and Kasper Poulsgaard each played the full 90 in the team's first conference victory of the season. 

The Spartans will look to continue their winning ways when they return to the pitch on Sunday to face UNLV. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Spartan Soccer Complex.