By Gabriel Luis (@gabelun):
Last in the Western Athletic Conference, San Jose State men’s soccer team will be traveling down south this Sunday hoping for conference win against eighth place Houston Baptist.
Both teams will be looking for a win as San Jose State suffered a devastating 1-0 loss to Grand Canyon University in double-overtime. Houston Baptist on the other hand, will be entering the match after losing to Air Force the previous week.
In last year’s matchup, San Jose State came out on top 2-1 with goals coming from current sophomore forward Suliman Khorami and senior forward Jeremy Romero.
The Spartans earned their first conference victory against the Huskies in 2016 and will be looking for the same result this time around.
This year, the Spartans are currently on an eight game winless streak, which is an improvement considering they went 11 games without a win until they played against Houston Baptist last year.
San Jose State has been struggling offensively this season to date. The Spartans have only scored 12 goals this season compared to conceding 26 goals which proves to show that without scoring, the Spartans season will continue to spiral downhill.
Houston Baptist however, has a balanced scoring side in which four of their players sit atop the top scoring list with two goals apiece.
To make it more difficult, the Huskies also has a strong defense this season as well, as they have only conceded 15 goals out of their 9 matches played.
The Spartans and the Huskies will kick off at 11:00 am on Sunday.