|The Spartans regular season concluded with a 3-2 win on Friday against Bay Area rival Santa Rosa JC. It was senior night for SJSU and four Spartans were playing their final game in front of their home fans: Nicholas Matejovksy, Ian Seidl, Michael Stivers and Nikhil Bhat. Those seniors made the most of their night with some key plays leading to the victory.
Things did not start out perfectly for SJSU though, with SRJC scoring just 41 seconds into the game. The Spartans responded early in the period with a goal backdoor for Christian Rendino, assisted by Zach McKeithan and Luke Schneider. That tied the game at 1-1 5:30 into the game, and that would hold into the first intermission.
It was deja vu all over to start the middle frame, with Santa Rosa scoring on the powerplay just 51 into the period. Again though, the Spartans responded. Graduating senior and team captain Nicholas Matejovsky tied the game at 2-2 with a shorthanded goal with 2:19 left in the period. McKeiithan had the only assist.
In the third period, a team scored in the first minute yet again. This time though, it was Spartan senior Ian Seidl with the goal, assisted by Luke Schneider. This goal proved to be the game winner as SJSU shut down SRJC's offense in the third.
Unlike some of their previous matchups with the Polar Bears, San Jose State clearly dominated the puck possession game, outshooting SRJC 55-25. Mario Retana had 23 saves in the win for the Spartans.