SDSU To Face Saint Francis (Pa.), Seattle U This Week

Aug. 20, 2012

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Game Week Reset
Saint Francis (Pa.) (1-0) at San Diego State (2-0)
Wednesday, Aug. 22 | 5 p.m. PT | SDSU Sports Deck

Seattle University (1-1) at San Diego State (2-0)
Friday, Aug. 24 | 7 p.m. PT | SDSU Sports Deck

Aztec Story Lines
- San Diego State will continue its season-opening five-game home stand on Wednesday when it takes on Saint Francis (Pa.). The non-conference contest with the Red Flash was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. PT at the SDSU Sports Deck, but it has been rescheduled for a 5 p.m. PT start. Following their clash with Saint Francis, the Aztecs will face off with Seattle University on Friday at 7 p.m. PT. Admission is free to both events.

- SDSU, which is ranked No. 5 in the NSCAA Pacific region poll, is coming off a successful opening weekend where it picked up two victories. The Aztecs battled to a 1-0 double-overtime win in the season opener and then picked up a 2-0 victory against Arizona State.

- Three different Aztecs scored goals as SDSU opened its 2012 campaign with a 2-0 record. Senior Megan Jurado tallied the game-winner over SMU, while sophomores Kelsey Booth and Haley Locker each notched goals in a victory against Arizona State.

- Senior Sarah Halverson was also instrumental in the successful weekend for San Diego State. She tallied an assist on the game-winning goal against SMU and notched another in SDSU's second goal against ASU.

- Aztec goalkeeper Rachel Boaz has continued where she left off last year. Over the weekend, the redshirt sophomore played 194 minutes in goal and racked up six saves en route to two shutout victories.

- SDSU's 2-0 start is its first since 2006 and the eighth time it has happened in the program's 24-year history.

- The Aztecs have jumped out to a 3-0 start only three times in school history. The last time was 1999, when SDSU finished 15-7 overall and 5-1 in Mountain West play en route to a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

- SDSU, which jumped up six spots to No. 36 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's field of 64, enter Wednesday's match with Saint Francis (Pa.) having not faced the Red Flash. Saint Francis (Pa.) will be the first team from the Northeast Conference that SDSU has faced in program history.

- The Aztecs and Seattle University are meeting for just the third time, with each team having a win against each other. In 2011, SDSU dropped a 3-1 decision to the Redhawks in Las Vegas, Nev. In 2009, however, the Aztecs earned a 2-0 win in a contest held at the SDSU Sports Deck.

Opposition Notebook
Saint Francis (Pa.)
Saint Francis (Pa.) is coming off season-opening 2-0 win over Duquesne on Friday... Last season, the Red Flash (12-6-3, 8-1-1 NEC) won their first-ever regular season championship and advanced to the title match, before falling to LIU, 4-3, in penalty kicks... Reigning Northeast Conference Player of the Year Tesa McKibben returns for Saint Francis (Pa.) af ter she led the league in points (33) and goals (14) in 2011... The Red Flash were picked to win the 2012 NEC title for the second consecutive year.

Seattle University
Seattle U, picked to finish in third place in the 2012 preseason WAC Poll, is coming off an opening weekend where it went 1-1... The Redhawks dropped a 2-0 decision in their season opener against Washington, but then cruised to a 5-1 victory against Saint Mar y's on Sunday... Senior forward Melissa Busque leads the Seattle U offense with three goals, while junior Heather Thomas has tallied a goal and an assist this season... The Redhawks went 12-6-1 in 2011 and return seven starters and 14 letterwinners.