Spartans Earn Shutout in WAC Championship Shootout Loss


RIVERSIDE, Calif.  - The team defense was superb as David Sweeney only had to make one save to preserve a shutout for No. 2 San José State (10-5-4, 5-2-2 WAC) in a 0-0 draw against No. 5 California Baptist (10-6-4. 4-3-2 WAC) in the WAC Men's Soccer Championship Match. Unfortunately for the Spartans, California Baptist won the championship as they outscored San José State 3-1 in the shootout, following the end of regulation and overtime.

  • The Spartans recorded a shutout for the third straight game.
  • For Sweeney, it was his WAC-leading eighth shutout of the season
    • Sweeney is the first Spartans goalkeeper to accumulate eight shutouts in a season since Chris Humphreys in 2000.
  • The one save was Sweeney's 219th save of his career which ties him with Joe Gangale (1985-1985) for the fifth most saves by a Spartans goalkeeper in history.
  • Anthony Guzman, Kasper Poulsgaard and Finlay Wood made the WAC Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team.
  • The Spartans outshot California Baptist, 16-12.
  • Poulsgaard scored for the Spartans in the shootout.

UP NEXT: The loss ends the 2022 season for the Spartans unless they qualify for the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid. The NCAA Selection Show is scheduled for Monday, November 14th at 10 a.m.