STANFORD, California – second class Eric Waltz He made a career-high seven saves to take San José State to the #20 Stanford game on Saturday night.
The match marks the Spartans’ second draw (2-1-1) in the last three matches between the two programs and is the team’s fifth result in the last 20 years against the Cardinal (2-1-1).
- Waltz was late on Saturday, making saves in both the 82nd and 95th minutes, bringing his total to seven. The highlight of the evening came in the 64th minute, when he denied the header on a free kick with full extension over the crossbar.
- The sophomore now hasn’t conceded in two games in three career games (he aimed for SJSU’s 1-0 win over UNLV in the 2020-21 regular season finale).
- The San José State attack chose their location carefully and charged copiously to threaten the Cardinal’s defenses. The offense’s best appearance came with just two minutes left in the edit. Ryota Nakashima sent a perfect ball in front of the goal for omar lemus. Running at full speed, Lemus made a great effort to return the ball to his body, but the shot went full blast and the score was tied.
- SJSU finished the evening with a total of seven shots (in four frames). Nakashima and Lemus led the Spartans with two shots each.
- San José State has just had six results since last season.
With a two-game undefeated streak, the Spartans will try to stay warm as they face off against Saint Mary’s on Monday. The starting time in Moraga is set at 16:00.