San Jose downs Columbus to snap six-match slideMay 15, 2011 - 4:59 AM Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart and Khari Stephenson scored in a 12-minute stretch of the second half, and the San Jose Earthquakes snapped a six-game winless streak with a 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday in Major League Soccer.
Wondolowski's fifth goal of the season in the 50th minute started the scoring outburst, and Lenhart and Stephenson added goals in the 59th and 62nd minutes, respectively, at Buck Shaw Stadium.
San Jose (2-4-3) won for the first time in five home games this year and ended a winless run that included three losses and three draws. San Jose had not won since March 26.
Columbus (3-2-4) had its seven-game undefeated streak snapped, as it failed to score for the third time in nine games this year. The Crew last lost in their season opener on March 19 at D.C. United.
After a scoreless opening half, Wondolowski ran onto a cross from Ryan Johnson and slotted a side-footed volley from eight yards into the right side to hand the Earthquakes the lead.
Lenhart, who used to play for Columbus, doubled the lead in the 59th when he turned a Joey Gjertsen pass off teammate Brandon McDonald and inside the right post for his first of the season.
Stephenson notched his second of the season and sealed San Jose's win when he unleashed a 30-yard shot into the upper-left corner.
The Earthquakes host the New England Revolution on May 21, when the Crew visit the expansion Portland Timbers for their next match.
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