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LMU VS SJSU (SATURDAY)

lmu-web1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-webIn 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.

For the games Boxscore or Gamesheet see the links below.

Boxscore

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LMU VS SJSU

lmu-web1493_san_jose_state_spartans-alternate-webThe second game of the Spartans home stand was on Friday night against Loyola Marymount University. Since the Spartans won the first meeting of the seasonĀ 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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SJSU @ LMU

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.

For the gamesheet and boxscore please click the links below.

Boxscore

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