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The second game of the Spartans home-stand featured a familiar foe in local rival Santa Clara University. The last time these two teams met the Spartans won decisively 4-1. This time around Santa Clara was hoping to bounce back and steal a win from San Jose.
SCU started off strong as almost midway through the first period they got the games firsts goal and seized an early lead. San Jose could not find a way to respond for the remainder of the period and the teams headed to the locker rooms with SCU up 1-0. After SJSU regrouped during the intermission, they got back to work at the start of the second period. After a fairly quiet period, San Jose eventually hit a stride and found a way to put one in the net. It only took twenty seconds for the Spartans to strike again and SJSU suddenly found themselves leading the game 2-1 after being down by a goal less the a minute before.
The rest of the game was tight as the Spartans were able to maintain the lead and keep the rest of the game scoreless. San Jose skated away with a 2-1 win over SCU as they continued to keep the winning streak alive.
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On Friday night, SJSU hosted the first game of a three game home-stand. Entering the weekend the Spartans carried the momentum with their four game winning streak and hoped to keep it going as they squared off against CSU-Fullerton.
The first period was toughly contested but proved to be fairly quiet as no goals were scored by either side and no penalties were taken. The shot count was fairly even with the Spartans having the edge nine to eight. The second period was quite a different story as it featured a pair of goals and fourteen penalty minutes for host San Jose. The two goals for SJSU were scored by forwards Romeo Sandoval and Schuyler Krawczuk and left the Spartans up 2-0 at the intermission.
Midway through the third period Fullerton attempted to rally as they were finally able to slip one past goaltender Eddie Berlin and managed to cut the lead in half. Fortunately, the Spartans were able to hang on to the lead and ended up winning the game 2-1. The win was much needed and helped San Jose continue their hot streak while maintaining their momentum moving forward.
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In the second meeting of back to back games, host SJSU took on LMU Saturday night in San Jose, California. The Spartans started the game off with a bang as forward Erik West scored his first goal of the year just four minutes and twenty seconds into the first period. Unfortunately, Loyola would go on to score four goals in a row. Three of which would round out the remainder of the first period, sending the teams to the dressing rooms with the score being 3-1 in favor of the visitors.
The second period would prove to be more positive for San Jose. After allowing an early goal they would bounce back and respond with a goal of their own less then twenty-five seconds later. The period would not feature anymore scoring and would end with the score being 4-2 in favor of Loyola.
To start the final period SJSU flexed their muscles as they came out scoring five straight goals. They would surrender a goal to Loyola but it was of no concern as not only would San Jose respond with another goal of their own but they would also skate away with a comfortable 8-5 win in the rematch. With the win SJSU capped an undefeated weekend home-stand going 3-0 against their opponents.
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The second game of the Spartans home stand was on Friday night against Loyola Marymount University. Since the Spartans won the first meeting of the season in southern California 6-3, everyone expected LMU to come out looking for redemption. Unfortunately for Loyola, this just wasn’t their night.
The Spartans started off their scoring quick and halfway through the first period found themselves leading 2-0. Loyola managed to squeek one in before the period ended sending them to the dressing room down by one. To start the second period LMU came out the gates strong and knotted the score up at two goals apiece. Their momentum was short lived though, as SJSU managed to score two goals before the end of the period and went to the dressing room up 4-2.
The third period was all San Jose. Defenseman Brandon Hirschel scored a pair of goals to open up the period. Another goal was added later in the period by team president Corey Semmelmayer to give the Spartans a 7-2 lead. The game would end like this with the Spartans skating away with an easy victory.
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On Thursday night the Spartans played host to the University of Washington. The game’s scoring was started off by the home team, as SJSU tallied the first goal midway through the first period. The Huskies quickly bounced back though, and scored a goal of their own a little over five minutes later. With only two goals scored in the period, the teams headed to the dressing room tied 1-1.
The second period Washington came out strong and scored less than two minutes. San Jose stood their ground, played their game, and responded by netting a pair of goals before the periods end. Keanu Deguchi and Manny Tonna were among those scoring for the Spartans during the period.
With the Spartans leadin 3-2 to start the third period a push from Washington was expected but unfortunately for them it never came. About midway through the period San Jose struck again on a goal by defenseman Tim Fredrickson. With the tally it put the Spartans up 4-2 and that’s the way it would stay as the rest of the game they set up their neutral zone trap and skated away with the well deserved victory.
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On Friday night the San Jose State Spartans traveled up north to play the UC-Davis Aggies in Vacaville, Ca. San Jose started off the scoring early and they started off strong. Less than halfway through the first period the Spartans scored a pair of goals less than a minute apart. Four minutes later SJSU managed to do it again and carried the lead into the intermission with the score being 4-0.
SJSU added injury to insult when they opened the second period with the foot still on the gas peddle. They quickly scored a pair of goals by captain Christian Rendino and found themselves leading 6-0 only six minutes into the second period. The Aggies would retaliate with their lone goal of the contest but the rally would be short lived and the goal would prove to be meaningless. With less than a minute left Dino scored his third goal of the period capping off his hat-trick for the evening.
The third period would prove to be much of the same. SJSU scored a pair of unanswered goals and found themselves skating away with a 9-1 victory. The win was much needed and was considered a must have. The Spartans will travel home and prepare for a three game home-stand the following weekend.
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In a rematch of the previous night, the Spartan’s this time traveled up north to once again play thei northern rival, Santa Rosa. Once again this game was viewed as a must win for the Spartan’s as the coaching staff looked to the team to show it’s urgency. Unfortunately for SJSU things did not go as planned on this night as they did not get off to the start they wanted and could never seem to recover.
Santa Rosa started the scoring off and although the Spartan’s managed to respond with a pair of goals, went back to the locker room down 3-2. The second period offered hope with SJSU down only one goal, but defensive lapses plagued the Spartan’s as they allowed three goals during the period. Going into the intermission SJSU was down 6-3.
The third period was much slower and closely contested then the last two periods as SRJC managed to lock down defensively and keep the Spartan’s at bay. With both teams scoring one goal apiece, the final score ended up being 7-4 in favor of Santa Rosa as they defeated the Spartan’s at home on Snoopy’s Home Ice.
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