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September 2018
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srjc-web1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-webOn Friday night the Spartan’s squared off against their rivals from the north, Santa Rosa Junior College. When these two teams face off against eachother, lots of body’s fly. With SRJC being in a lower division, this wasa must win game for SJSU in terms of rankings.

The Spartan’s jumped out the gate full gun’s a blazing and scored eleven seconds into the contest. They continued the strong start with another goal  in the period sending the teams to the dressing room with the Spartan’s up 2-0.

Midway through the second period Santa Rosa scored cutting the lead in half but it wasn’t long before the Spartan’s responded with a tally of their own when forward Corey Semmelmayer scored his second goal of the game. The remainder of the game the Spartan’s locked down their opponent by utilizing their trademark trap and even added another goal for cushion. The final score was 4-1 as San Jose skated away with a comfortable win on home ice.

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So-Cal Road Trip

Over the weekend the Spartans hit the road to play a couple of teams down south. In four days they played three games, two of which were against CSU Long Beach, while the other contest was against Loyola Marymount University. The boys split games with Long Beach and won the match up against LMU finishing with an acceptable 2-1 mark on the road trip. After the final game on Saturday night, the boys enjoyed some team bonding with a visit to the local hot-spot Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Roscoe’s is hands down the best chicken and waffle’s joint I have ever been to and can only be found in southern California, so to say the least, besides the hockey, this was the highlight of the trip. Roscoe's Team Bonding


1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-weblmu-webThe last game of the trip was against Loyola Marymount University played in Harbor City, CA. With the Spartan’s having split the first two games on the road trip against Long Beach, this last game was viewed as a must win.

The Spartan’s showed urgency as they got off to a quick start when Rome Sandoval found the net less than two minutes into the first period. Not much longer LMU tied it up and the period eventually ended in a 1-1 tie. The second period was tightly contested and featured a lone goal scored by SJSU defenseman Christian Rendino.

The third period started with the Spartan’s on top 2-1 but Loyola quickly tied the game again. In response San Jose netted three goals in a row but the Lions would not go down without a fight as they got back in the game with a quick goal less than one minute later. Fortunately the Spartan’s were able to tally one more goal before the periods end and hold off LMU for the win with the final score of 6-3. With the win the Spartan’s finished above 500 on the road trip going 2-1 and bringing the momentum back to San Jose.

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SJSU @ CSULB (Saturday)

Once again the Spartan’s played against the Long Beach 49ers but this game had different results. On a mission to avenge their loss from the night before the 49ers came out strong and never let off the gas. The Spartan’s came out flat footed and their effort showed on the scoreboard.

The first half of the game was dominated by CSULB as SJSU found themselves in a 4-0 hole midway through the second period. A rally though seemed on the horizon as goals by Tim Fredrickson and Manny Tonna cut the lead in half and sent the teams to the third period with the score being 4-2 in favor of Long Beach.

Unfortunately, the third period didn’t offer quite the same amount of excitement for the Spartan’s as their rally bid fell short and fell to CSULB by a final score of 5-2. With the loss the Spartan’s split the 2 games against Long Beach on the trip and prepare for their next game against Loyola Marymount University.

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csulb-webThe first two games of the Spartan’s 3-game road trip were against the CSU Long Beach 49ers. Even though the Spartan’s arrived directly at the rink from San Jose, they showed no signs of road legs as they started off the scoring less than 2 minutes into the first period on a goal by forward Jon Rivard. The Spartan’s didn’t let up as they skated into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead.

The second period was all San Jose State. Led by their defenseman, SJSU garnered 3 goals from it’s blueliner’s, 2 of which were by newly named captain Christian Rendino, and went into the dressing room after the second period ahead 5-1. The trend would not end as the Spartan’s added another goal in the third and skated away with a 6-1 victory on their opponents home ice.

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csun-web1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-webOn Sunday morning the Spartans laced em up in a rematch against CSUN. With less the twelve hours between games, the two teams once again found themselves going head to head. Once again, the game proved to be exciting and physical. The teams stayed close to each-other, as their was never more then a two point lead at any juncture in the game.

The Spartans started the scoring off early on a goal by defenseman Christian Rendino just a little over three minutes into the period. Adding insult to injury, the Spartans managed to get another goal before the end of the frame. This time it was defenseman Micheal Wilson getting the tally and sending the teams to the dressing rooms with the Spartans up 2-0.

The second period was the complete opposite of the first. With the Spartans failing to capitalize on a strong first period, Northridge was able to seize the momentum and score a pair of goals to tie the game. By the end of the second period the score was tied 2-2. The third period proved to be well contested. Both teams scratched and clawed as fatigue possibly started to seep in. In the end Northridge was the team to prevail and were able to go home with a victory.

Over a course of three games this weekend the Spartans accumulated a 1-1-1 record against teams they normally can beat. With the opening night tie to USC the now 1-1-2 Spartans find themselves behind the eight ball and in need of returning to their prior form. With next weeks road trip coming up, it may serve as a nice way for the young team to build chemistry.

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csun-web1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-webOn Saturday  the San Jose State Spartans took on CSU-Northridge in an epic battle that went beyond regulation time. Even after an overtime period, the game ended in a 4-4 tie. For kicks, the teams participated in an unofficial shootout which was won by SJSU.  The tie marks the second tie of the season for the Spartans.

The scoring was kicked off by CSUN a little over five minutes into the game. Less than two minutes later the game was tied by Spartan Schuyler Krawczuk on an  unassisted goal. The score remained 1-1  until the end of the period. The second period scoring was started by SJSU. Less than two minutes into the period forward Luke Schneider ripped a shot past goaltender Vincent Sepe to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead. Northridge tied the game less than five minutes later on a goal by Trevor West. Fortunately, Corey Semmelmayer scored at the 16:31 mark to give the Spartans a 3-2 lead, which they took into the dressing room heading into the final period.

The third period  was highlighted by three goals.  Two of which were by CSU-Northridge and one by SJSU. The lone goal for San Jose State coming late in the period by defenseman Christian Rendino,which held up until  the end of the period, forcing an overtime. With the game knotted up at four apiece, neither side could muster enough offense to end the game and thus, the game ended in a tie.

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