Nov. 14, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Second-seeded and fourth-ranked San Diego State takes a 13-match win streak into Friday's NCAA second-round tournament meeting with No. 23/18 California. The Aztecs are 20-1-1 overall, boasting the nation's best win percentage at .932.
- San Diego State advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Cal State Northridge in opening-round action at SDSU Sports Deck last Saturday.
- The No. 4/7 Aztecs will also serve as host for the second and third rounds of their portion of the NCAA bracket on Friday, November 16 and Sunday, November 18. Friday's first match features No. 3 seed and nationally-ranked UCLA against Kentucky at 4:30 p.m. PT. San Diego State will play nationally-ranked California in the day's second match at 7 p.m. PT. The winners of Friday's contests will square off against each other Sunday at Noon PT.
- SDSU's No. 2 seed in the NCAA bracket is the highest ever for a Mountain West squad, surpassing No. 4 seeds received by former members BYU and Utah in the 2005 and 2006 NCAA tournaments, respectively.
- San Diego State is making its fourth appearance in the NCAA tournament (1998, 1999, 2009), with a 3-3 record all-time in the postseason. In 1998, SDSU defeated USC in overtime, 1-0, before losing at Portland, 5-0. The following season, the Aztecs were ousted at San Diego, 2-1, in the first round. In 2009, SDSU earned a 1-0 victory over San Diego before losing at No. 3 UCLA.
- During the regular season, San Diego State played against five teams that advanced to this year's NCAA tournament. In those contests, SDSU posted a record of 3-1-1 with its wins coming at nationally-ranked Portland, vs. then-No.5 Pepperdine and Arizona State. The tie occurred at Santa Clara, while the lone loss was at the hands of current No. 1 Stanford in a neutral-site contest.
- The Aztecs captured their second Mountain West tournament championship after defeating UNLV in the semifinals and New Mexico in the title match to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. SDSU also won the regular-season crown after going undefeated in league play with an unblemished record of 7-0.
- SDSU is now 20-1-1, which marks the best win percentage (.932) in the NCAA this season. The 20 wins also set a new program record, surpassing the 19 victories amassed by the Aztecs' 1998 squad.
- The Aztecs have won 13 straight and carry a 14-match unbeaten streak overall into Friday's meeting with No. 32/18 California.
- SDSU boasts a perfect 13-0-0 record at home this season, tallying 11 shutouts and allowing just three goals in matches played at the SDSU Sports Deck.
- Senior forward Megan Jurado heads up the SDSU offense with 39 points, which ties for third-most in a single season in MW history. BYU's Michelle Jensen-Peterson (42 in 2000) and Sara Reading (41 in 2000) currently rank 1-2, respectively, on the league's all-time chart for single-season points.
- Jurado's 15 goals and 39 points rank 11th and 13th in the NCAA, respectively, while her seven game-winning goals tie for fourth-most.
- Jurado's seven game-winning goals equal the MW senior class record originally set by Utah's Jeni Viernes in 2002. The senior forward is also tied for third-most game-winners in a single season in MW history.
- San Diego State has registered 13 shutouts this season, including five straight, and is currently tied with Georgetown for ninth nationally with a shutout percentage of .591. The Aztec defense has allowed just 11 goals overall in 2012, with just one coming in the second half or in overtime.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boaz has a goals-against average of 0.466, which ranks fifth in the country. Boaz has tallied 11 shutouts in 2012, which establishes a new MW sophomore class record and ties for fifth-most overall. The previous sophomore record of 10 shutouts was shared by three individuals (New Mexico's Kristen Winters in 2002; UNLV's Alicia Lugo in 2007 and New Mexico's Kelli Cornell in 2010).
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