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Streaking Spartans Start Road Trip Thursday

Match Information: San José State (4-5-1) at Utah Valley (5-1-2) & California Baptist (6-2-2)
Scheduled For at Utah Valley | Thursday, October 7 | 7:00 p.m. (MT)
at California Baptist | Saturday, October 9 | 2:00 p.m.
Location Orem, Utah | Clyde Field (2,800)
Norco, Calif. | Silverlakes Soccer Complex (5,000)
TV & Statistics Watch (ESPN+) & (WAC Digital Network) | Live Stats
Match Notes San José State | Utah Valley | California Baptist
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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Winners of two straight, San José State returns to the pitch this week for road matches against Utah Valley and California Baptist. 

The Spartans are fresh off consecutive clean sheet victories over Dixie State and UNLV. The team also received its first WAC Player of the Week honor this season as goalkeeper David Sweeney earned the nod Monday. 

First Touches

  • Utah Valley is off to a 5-1-2 start and is a perfect 2-0 in WAC play under first-year head coach and former U.S. Men's National Team star Kyle Beckerman. The Wolverines have won three of their last four games (all on the road) with the lone defeat coming in overtime against No. 3 Washington. Thursday's fixture will kickoff a three-match homestand for Utah Valley. 

  • California Baptist enters the week with a mark of 6-2-2 and will face Seattle U on Thursday before hosting the Spartans. The Lancers had earned results in four consecutive matches before falling at UTRGV on Sunday.
  • Just how far will the Spartans travel the rest of the way? The team will certainly rack up the air miles, going a total of 16,086 miles to play its six conference matches away from home.
  • David Sweeney joined Jorge Martinez as the only two Spartans in school history to receive three conference player of the week awards (received one in 1997 and two in 2000).
  • San José State's back-to-back shutouts last week marked the program's first set of consecutive clean sheets since the Spartans earned three straight shutouts from Oct. 25-Nov. 1 on the 2019 campaign (3-0 vs. Utah Valley, 2-0 vs. Air Force, 0-0 at UTRGV).