Women's Soccer Moves Up To No. 15 In NSCAA Poll
Sept. 12, 2012
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's soccer team, off to its first 7-0 start in program history, has moved up five spots to No. 15 in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The Aztecs received 330 votes and are the lone team from the Mountain West in the Sept. 11 poll.
SDSU also remains at No. 3 in the NSCAA Pacific Region poll, trailing just Stanford and UCLA. The Aztecs are the only team from the Mountain West in this poll as well.
The Aztecs notched their sixth straight shutout win on Friday as it defeated the Gophers, 1-0, behind senior Megan Jurado's game-winning goal in the opening minute of overtime. SDSU then extended its shutout streak to 597:36 on the season before allowing a goal by the Cyclones (42:21) on Sunday. Later on, the Aztecs received another game-winner from Jurado to lift SDSU to a 2-1 victory.
San Diego State's success resulted in an Aztec receiving MW Player of the Week accolades for the fourth consecutive week. It was Jurado who garnered honors on Monday, as the San Jose, Calif., native picked up her first career award.
The Aztecs (7-0) return to action on Friday when they travel to the Santa Clara Tournament. SDSU will play No. 3 Stanford (Sept. 14) and then face off with Santa Clara (Sept. 16). Both contests will be held at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.