Nishimura's Brace Powers Spartans Past Santa Clara, 3-1


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Gaku Nishimura scored two penalty-kick goals to lead the San José State men's soccer team (2-2-3, 0-0-0 WAC) in a 3-1 win over Santa Clara (1-5-1, 0-0-0 WCC) on Sunday night.

  • The two goals were Nishimura's first two goals of his career.
  • Angel Iniguez also scored as he tallied his team-leading third goal of the season.
  • Anthony Guzman and Riccardo Scarafia earned the assists on Iniguez's goal.
  • For Guzman, the assist was his third of the season which moves him into a tie with Iniguez for most on the team.
  • Scarafia earned a point in back-to-back matches for the first time in his career as the sophomore from Italy scored the equalizer in the Spartans' 1-1 draw at Pacific on Wednesday.
  • Nishimura led the Spartans with four shots, three of which were on goal.
  • Seven Spartans played all 90 minutes.

UP NEXT: The Spartans will battle Sacramento State in the state capital on Friday, Sept. 22 on ESPN+. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. 

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