Match 19 - CCAA Tournament Final
vs. Cal State LA (9-4-3, 7-3-2 CCAA) or No. 23 Sonoma State (13-3-1, 6-3-1 CCAA)
Sunday, Nov. 5 • 2 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium • La Jolla
Live Video • Live Stats • Tickets
UC SAN DIEGO GOES FOR CCAA TOURNAMENT THREEPEAT STARTING FRIDAY NIGHT
The now-third-ranked University of California San Diego women's soccer program plays host to the 2017 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament this Friday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 5, at Triton Soccer Stadium on North Campus in La Jolla. As the top-seeded regular-season champion, UC San Diego (13-2-2, 10-0-1 CCAA) will take on fifth-seeded city rival Cal State San Marcos (8-6-3, 6-4-1 CCAA) in the second semifinal in primetime on Friday night at 7 p.m. The first semifinal will pit the No. 2 seed, Cal State LA (9-4-3, 7-3-2 CCAA), against third-seeded Sonoma State (13-3-1, 6-3-1 CCAA). The two teams that advance out of Friday, will meet in the final on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., with an automatic berth into the NCAA Championship at stake.
Friday will mark the third meeting this season between the Tritons and Cougars. UCSD won the CCAA matchup at home on Oct. 4, 1-0, on an early Katie O'Laughlin goal. The sides then played to a scoreless draw in non-conference action in San Marcos on Oct. 21. That result snapped a 29-game win streak for UC San Diego against CCAA foes in all competitions going back to 2015. UCSD is a perfect 9-0 at home in 2017, and enters the tournament on a 12-game (10-0-2) unbeaten run.
TRITON SOCCER MATCHDAY
There will be an admission charge for all games of the 2017 CCAA Tournament at Triton Soccer Stadium. General admission is $10, with the entry fee $5 for seniors (65 and up), students (with identification), and children (ages 3-12). Kids two and under are admitted free. Tickets are available for purchase at the venue beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Parking permits are required all day on Friday on the UC San Diego campus. Parking permits can be purchased at machines situated at corners of either of the nearest parking lots, behind the spectator stand, as well as the Hopkins Parking Structure adjacent to RIMAC. Parking is free on Sunday.
FIRST 500 FREE!
The first 500 UC San Diego students, with identification, this Friday night against Cal State San Marcos will be admitted free.
CCAA TOURNAMENT ON UCSDTRITONS.TV
The entirety of the 2017 CCAA Tournament will feature a live video stream, free to all, on UCSDtritons.tv. Broadcasts are in high definition and can be viewed from smartphones and tablets alongside desktop and laptop computers. Local media personality Miles Himmel (@mileshimmel) handles the play-by-play duties for Friday's women's semifinals, and both finals on Sunday. Events are archived. All games have live stats. Fans can access live coverage from the Schedule/Results page, or by clicking on the links above. Starting lineups, live in-game updates and other news and notes can be found by following Triton Soccer all season long on the UCSD Athletics Twitter handle (@UCSDtritons). Finally, check out the CCAA live scoreboard here to keep up on tournament results.
Wednesday marked the unveiling of the third official NCAA regional polls, with UCSD still first ahead of Sonoma State and defending national champion Western Washington, which had its incredible 39-match win streak snapped by a 2-0 home loss to Concordia (OR) last Saturday. The fourth through eighth slots are now occupied by Chico State, Concordia (OR), Cal State LA, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Marcos. The top six teams in the final edition of those rankings, qualify for the NCAA Championship. The 48-team NCAA field will be unveiled on Monday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. PT, live on NCAA.com. Once again this year, there are automatic qualifiers for all three West Region conferences in the CCAA, Great Northwest Athletic Conference and Pacific West Conference. The CCAA's automatic qualifier will be the tournament champion.
UCSD IN THE UNITED SOCCER COACHES POLL
• Oct. 31: 3 (1st in West)
• Oct. 24: 7 (2nd in West)
• Oct. 17: 8 (2nd in West)
• Oct. 10: 8 (2nd in West)
• Oct. 3: 7 (2nd in West)
• Sept. 26: 7 (2nd in West)
• Sept. 19: 10 (2nd West)
• Sept. 12: 19 (3rd in West)
• Sept. 5: 9 (2nd in West)
• Preseason: 10
A LOOK BACK AT LAST WEEK
UCSD was held to a 1-1 tie at last-place Cal State East Bay last Thursday night, Oct. 26, snapping its record 23-game CCAA win streak. Katie O'Laughlin's early second-half goal, assisted by freshman Caitlin McCarthy and Natalie Widmer, was answered eight minutes later. On Saturday at Cal State Monterey Bay, Natalie Saddic converted a penalty-kick opportunity after Maddy Samilo was adjudged to have been fouled in the penalty area, in the 79th minute, to lift the Tritons to a 1-0 victory. With that result, they completed a second straight unbeaten CCAA season, this time at 10-0-1. Angelica Ramos was credited with three saves in posting her 11th individual shutout in goal.
CCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
The Tritons are in search of a record 11th CCAA Tournament title and third in a row. They are making a 17th CCAA Tournament appearance, more than any other current member, in their 18th season in the conference. UCSD only missed the event in 2013. UCSD blanked host Stanislaus State 1-0 on an 89th-minute tally by Mary Reilly and then Cal State LA 2-0 in the final a year ago. Picked seventh in the 2015 preseason, UCSD was seeded fourth in the 2015 CCAA Tournament before rolling to a ninth banner, outscoring three opponents, 10-3, including a 3-0 demolition of then-10th-ranked top seed Sonoma State in the semifinals. The Tritons fell 2-0 at CPP in the first round on Nov. 2, 2014, and won five straight tourney matches since by an aggregate score of 13-3. They were eliminated in the semifinals of three straight CCAA tournaments, all in Turlock, with the first two after penalty-kick tiebreakers, in between banners in 2008 in La Jolla and 2012 in Carson. UCSD is 19-4-4 over its 16 appearances. The Tritons have won the event all three previous times they have hosted it, in 2001, 2006 and 2008.
FIELD IN LA JOLLA
Joining UCSD and No. 2 seed Cal State LA this week are 23rd-ranked No. 3 seed Sonoma State and fifth-seeded Cal State San Marcos, the latter squad making its tourney debut in its first season of eligibility. The Tritons went 2-0-1 against this field during the regular season, by an aggregate score of 4-0. That included a non-conference draw at CSUSM, but not a meeting with Sonoma State, as that scheduled contest on Oct. 15 in Rohnert Park was canceled due to the severe wildfires that tore through Sonoma County. The Tritons are an unbeaten 3-0-1 against Sonoma State in CCAA tourney games, with most recently a 3-0 shutout in a 2015 semifinal. They are 1-1 versus Cal State LA at CCAA tournaments, and will be facing the Cougars at one for the first time on Friday night.
CCAA TOURNAMENT SYNOPSIS
UC San Diego clinched a second straight CCAA regular-season title, and thus a CCAA Tournament first-round bye, on or about Oct. 13, when they won 2-1 in double-overtime at Humboldt State. In that first round on Tuesday, No. 3 seed Sonoma State ended No. 6 seed Cal Poly Pomona's season with a 3-1 home victory. Fourth-seeded host Chico State and No. 5 Cal State San Marcos played to a 1-1 draw, with the visiting Cougars advancing via penalty-kick tiebreaker, 5-3. UCSD will thus take on CSUSM for a third time in 2017, in Friday's second semifinal at 7 p.m., after No. 2 Cal State LA battles Sonoma State. The two advancing teams will square off in Sunday's final at 2 p.m., with the tourney champion once again earning automatic entry into the 48-team NCAA Championship field.
CAL STATE SAN MARCOS CONNECTIONS
Seventh-year UC San Diego assistant/goalkeepers coach Trent Painter is a 2011 graduate of Cal State San Marcos and former Cougar goalie ... Triton freshman Alexis Kirson and Cougar freshman Chloe Kirson are twin sisters from Las Vegas, Nev. ... Alexis has appeared in seven games, and Chloe none.
UCSD is an unbeaten 24-0-1 in its last 25 CCAA games and 30-0-2 over the last 32 matches against CCAA opposition, since a 1-0 loss at Sonoma State on Oct. 18, 2015. The Tritons had won 23 straight league matches prior to last Thursday's 1-1 draw at Cal State East Bay, and 29 straight games against CCAA foes before a scoreless tie at Cal State San Marcos on Oct. 21. UCSD has held a 73-8 scoring advantage and trailed in only two of those 32 matches, for a grand total of 54:21, after early goals by hosts Cal Poly Pomona in the 2016 regular-season finale and Humboldt State on Friday, Oct. 13. At CPP, UCSD overturned that 1-0 halftime deficit thanks to goals by Mary Reilly and Katie O'Laughlin, to complete its perfect ledger. Indeed last season, for the first time in the storied 17-year CCAA history of the UC San Diego women's soccer program, the Tritons completed their league slate unbeaten and untied, at a perfect 12-0. It marked the first such effort by a CCAA squad since Sonoma State went 14-0 in 1998. UCSD went on to win both of its CCAA Tournament games, 2-0 and 1-0, to give it a 14-0 mark against CCAA foes, outscoring them 35-2 during the regular season and 38-2 overall. In Arcata on Oct. 13, Natalie Saddic equalized within seven minutes midway through the first half, and Reilly headed in an Elisa Martinez corner kick just 3:40 from the end of the second and final overtime, to extend the streak. UCSD is the first team in CCAA women's history to post back-to-back unbeaten league slates.
COUNTDOWN TO 500
Legendary UC San Diego head coach Brian McManus needs three more wins to give him 500 for his outstanding 31-year tenure in charge of the Tritons. Only three others in the history of NCAA women's soccer have reached the milestone, in North Carolina's Anson Dorrance (822), UConn's Len Tsantiris (570) and William Smith's Aliceann Wilber (551), with those reflected totals through Oct. 31. Joe Russo of The College of New Jersey is at 499 wins, with TCNJ a perfect 17-0 heading into its conference tournament final this Friday night.
UCSD senior Katie O'Laughlin and junior Mary Reilly, two local products, make up arguably the top forward tandem in the West Region, and one of the best in all of the NCAA Division II. They have combined for 64 career goals, 34 and 30, respectively, including exactly 50 in 2015 and 2016, each reaching double figures in both years. In 2016, O'Laughlin had a region-best 16 goals and 41 points, with nine assists, while Reilly produced 13 goals and nine assists of her own. They were 1-2 in the West in goals and thus also 1-2 on the CCAA chart for the second year in a row, this time with spots flipped. Reilly hit for 11 and O'Laughlin for 10 in 2015. They both started their 2017 accounts over the opening weekend, with O'Laughlin finding the target once in both games and Reilly providing the first in a 2-1 victory over Central Washington. O'Laughlin added a 58th-minute tally in that match that was the 30th of her career and proved to be her 10th game-winner. The duo shares the team lead at six goals apiece. Reilly's team-best sixth was her 30th as the double-overtime winner at Humboldt State on Oct. 13. Reilly (70) and O'Laughlin (64-tied) are again 1-2 in the CCAA in shots.
ANGELICA RAMOS A CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
On Oct. 10, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Angelica Ramos became the second Triton to earn CCAA Player of the Week distinction for 2017. She produced four saves in each of two 1-0 victories, at home against CSUSM and SF State. Ramos thus stretched her individual shutout streaks to five-plus games and 500:25 of action, which got up to as high as 515:36. Her 0.511 goals-against average ranks second in the CCAA, fourth in the West Region and 18th in Division II. She has 11 individual clean sheets.
Through this current 12-game unbeaten streak (10-0-2), UCSD has surrendered three scores, the first an own goal at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Sept. 22. Goalkeeper Angelica Ramos has kept 11 individual clean sheets, including five straight from Sept. 24-Oct. 6 and nine over these last 12 games. The three-person back line has consisted of, from right to left, seniors Aimee Ellis and Brie Diaz, and true freshman Delaney Whittet, the latter since the injury loss of fourth-year senior and captain Makenzie Brito on Sept. 17. Right in front of them is redshirt sophomore holding central midfielder Natalie Saddic. The Tritons' longest shutout stretch of the season has been five-plus games and 515:36 in all from Sept. 22-Oct. 13. Their 0.511 team goals-against average ranks first in the CCAA, second in the West Region and 15th in Division II.
Eight Tritons made their first appearance during the first weekend, including redshirt sophomore goalie Angelica Ramos, redshirt freshman Amanda Erickson, and true freshmen Michelle Baddour, Caitlin McCarthy, Abby Ross, Maddy Samilo, Delaney Whittet and Natalie Widmer. Samilo needed just 7:02 after coming on late in the first half of the season opener, to notch her first collegiate goal, with McCarthy assisting. Though Widmer was the only newcomer to start that match, the 3-0 shutout of city rival Point Loma ended with six true freshmen on the pitch. McCarthy's first college goal was the winner in another 3-0 decision over Concordia Irvine on Sept. 5. A seventh true freshman, forward Alexis Kirson out of Las Vegas, Nev., earned her college debut against Chico State on Sept. 15.
UC San Diego is the unanimous favorite to repeat as champion of the CCAA, as voted on by the league's 13 head coaches for the 2017 preseason poll, garnering 144 points due largely to 12 first-place nods ... Katie O'Laughlin earned the season's first CCAA Player of the Week award for the second straight year, which marked her fourth career weekly recognition from the league office ... UCSD is 16-1-1 in season openers in the NCAA Division II era, suffering its only such defeat in 2014 at Seattle Pacific ... UCSD is 10-8 in CCAA openers, now with two straight wins after a 4-0 romp at Cal State San Marcos last season and 3-0 home victory over Chico State this year ... When UCSD fell 4-0 at 2016 national quarterfinalist Colorado Mines on Sept. 8, it marked its first loss by more than one goal since a 2-0 defeat at Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 2, 2014 ... The Tritons have four 3-0 victories in 2017 and six 1-0 triumphs, including four straight between Sept. 29-Oct. 6 ... They are 9-1 in one-goal games, and have been on the right side of eight in a row ... For the fifth straight year and sixth in the last seven, UCSD recently earned the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award with a 3.03 combined GPA for 2016-17.
The CCAA grind is tough enough, but UCSD head coach Brian McManus has given his side the best possible chance of gaining another NCAA Championship berth in 2017. Of the five non-conference opponents the Tritons faced prior to league competition, Mines and Regis were picked to finish 1-2 in the RMAC, Concordia and Point Loma 3-4 in the PacWest, and Central Washington second in the GNAC.
UCSD's 29-player 2017 roster has seven seniors in fourth-year team members Makenzie Brito, Aimee Ellis, Jordyn McNutt, Katie O'Laughlin and Taylor Ramos, alongside third-year transfers Brie Diaz and Elisa Martinez ... Brito, Martinez, McNutt and O'Laughlin are 2017 team captains, and all four are first-time captains ... Eleven newcomers have joined the program, including 10 true freshmen ... Twelve players are from San Diego, in Michelle Baddour (San Diego/University City HS), Megumi Barber (San Diego/Mt. Carmel HS), Sydney Davey (La Jolla/La Jolla HS), Georgina Herrera (San Ysidro/San Diego Mesa College/San Ysidro HS), Elisa Martinez (El Cajon/University of Sioux Falls/Francis Parker School), Caitlin McCarthy (Carlsbad/Carlsbad HS), Jordyn McNutt (San Diego/University City HS), Katie O'Laughlin (Carlsbad/Pacific Ridge School), Taylor Ramos (San Diego/Coronado HS), Mary Reilly (Chula Vista/Hilltop HS), Natalie Saddic (San Diego/UC Davis/Torrey Pines HS) and Maddy Samilo (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) ... Kristin Jones (Oceanside HS), a two-time national champion and two-time All-American as one of the greatest players to ever come through the storied UCSD women's soccer program, begins her third year as associate head coach and her 18th straight year as a Triton player or coach, having joined Brian McManus' staff immediately upon exhausting her eligibility.
CCAA TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO LA JOLLA
UC San Diego is the proud host of the 2017 CCAA Tournament semifinals and finals, for the first time since 2008 and fourth in all. Two women's and two men's semifinals will be contested at Triton Soccer Stadium this Friday, Nov. 3, with the two finals set for Sunday, Nov. 5. First-round matchups took place on the campuses of the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds on Tuesday. In all three previous instances that UCSD has served as the host, the Triton women have won the event, in 2001, 2006 and 2008. The women's champion will once again earn the CCAA's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship.
For the fourth year in a row, the CCAA slate consisted of a single round robin, with all teams meeting once for 12 matches total, and the top six sides (based on most points; three points for a league win, one for a tie) in the final regular-season standings qualifying for the 2017 CCAA Tournament. Two games, however, were canceled due to the wildfires in Sonoma County, which necessitated a change this year only, to standings based on points per game.
2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
Brian McManus saw his entire 2016 starting 11 recognized in some fashion with postseason CCAA athletic honors, including seven of 11 first-teamers, with an incredible seven student-athletes gaining All-America consideration by one or both award entities. Seven of those 11 return, led by Division II Conference Commissioners Association West Region Player of the Year and CCAA Offensive Player of the Year Katie O'Laughlin (Carlsbad/Pacific Ridge School), a senior All-American whose 16 goals and 41 points were best in the West. Further unfortunate for Triton opponents, is that her lethal strike partner and fellow San Diego product Mary Reilly (Chula Vista/Hilltop HS) is also back. Reilly, a junior, added 35 points from 13 goals and nine assists, comfortably leading the CCAA in shots taken for a second successive season. The other two All-CCAA First Team returners are winger Jordyn McNutt (San Diego/University City HS) and right back Makenzie Brito, both seniors. Senior left back Aimee Ellis, redshirt sophomore holding central midfielder Natalie Saddic (San Diego/UC Davis/Torrey Pines HS) and senior central midfielder Elisa Martinez (El Cajon/University of Sioux Falls/Francis Parker School) are the remaining starters back. They are joined by the likes of Brie Diaz and fellow senior Taylor Ramos (San Diego/Coronado HS), as well as the junior duo of Summer Bales and Megumi Barber (San Diego/Mt. Carmel HS).
UCSD went 19-3 overall and a perfect 12-0 in the CCAA a year ago. A 16-game win streak was snapped in the West Region final by eventual national champion Western Washington, 2-1 in overtime in Golden, Colo. The Tritons won the CCAA Tournament for a second straight and record 10th time, as the top seed.
HEAD COACH BRIAN McMANUS
Brian McManus is in his 31st season in charge of the UC San Diego women's soccer program. With a career record of 497-90-53, he has achieved the most wins in NCAA Division II women's soccer history, and fifth-most for all divisions. McManus' winning percentage of .818 heading into 2017 ranks among the top 12 in college women's soccer annals, both overall (No. 11) and Division II only (No. 5). The six-time and reigning CCAA Coach of the Year is also third in win percentage among active Division II coaches. McManus has directed UCSD to seven national titles and a record 10 CCAA crowns and 10 tournament banners (regular-season titles in 2016 in 2017), with the Tritons advancing to the national semifinals a remarkable 15 times in his first 30 years. Under his guidance, UCSD has qualified for the NCAA Championship all 13 seasons during the Division III days, and all but three (2004, 2013-14) of 17 years since the move up to Division II. McManus' Tritons have missed the CCAA Tournament just once in 2013, having earned 13 straight berths after joining the conference.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Cal State San Marcos (8-6-3, 6-4-1 CCAA) made its CCAA Tournament debut on Tuesday, drawing 1-1 at Chico State before knocking off the No. 4 seed, 5-3 via penalty-kick tiebreaker. The Cougars are in their first year of CCAA and NCAA Division II postseason eligibility, having joined the league in 2015. They were picked to tie for eighth in the CCAA preseason poll, and placed fifth. CSUSM is 4-4-1 away from home in 2017. Senior forward Kayla Anderson, who like Triton freshman Alexis Kirson is a Las Vegas native and Green Valley High School graduate, leads the team with 11 points from three goals and five assists. Yesenia Betancourt, a freshman out of Carlsbad (Carlsbad HS) who had made her first collegiate start at UCSD on Oct. 4 due to the red-card suspension of sophomore goalie Bailey Cockrill, has taken over in goal and posted three shutouts in the last five games. Bobby Renneisen is in his fourth season in charge of the Cougars.
UCSD leads the all-time series, 4-0-2, with a 1-0 home decision in this season's CCAA matchup back on Oct. 4, the lone goal coming at 3:43 as Katie O'Laughlin headed home Summer Bales' corner kick at the back post. The sides drew 0-0 in San Marcos in non-conference action on Oct. 21. Those followed a 4-0 thrashing by UCSD in San Marcos a year ago via four different goal-scorers in both teams' CCAA opener. The Tritons produced a pair of 2-0 shutout victories in La Jolla in October of 2015, one in conference play and the latter in non-conference. The city foes previously played to a scoreless draw in La Jolla on Sept. 3, 2008. In the Tritons' 2-0 victory over the Cougars in their first CCAA meeting on Oct. 21, 2015, Elisa Martinez and O'Laughlin tallied the first-half goals. O'Laughlin and Taylor Ramos then provided the second-half strikes nine days later. O'Laughlin has four career goals in five games against the Cougars.
ABOUT THE GOLDEN EAGLES
Cal State LA (9-4-3, 7-3-2 CCAA) was picked fourth in the CCAA preseason poll after suffering a 2-0 defeat to UCSD in the 2016 CCAA Tournament final in Turlock. The Golden Eagles placed second behind the Tritons. They are 4-2-3 away from home in 2017. CSULA dropped its regular-season finale, 1-0, at home to Chico State last Saturday, having won its previous two contests. USC great Isabelle Harvey is in her fifth season at the helm. Cal State LA swept the CCAA regular-season and tournament titles in 2014.
UCSD leads the all-time series, 20-11-2, with a 3-0 road win on Sept. 24 and a pair of 2-0 victories in 2016. Those came in La Jolla during the regular season, and then in Turlock in the CCAA Tournament final. The rivals faced off twice in 2015. In non-conference play in La Jolla, the Tritons edged then-14th-ranked CSULA, 2-1, as Megumi Barber notched her first career goal at 75:08 after scores by Mary Reilly and Danielle Telles had cancelled each other out over the first nine minutes. A Telles penalty kick in the 74th minute was the lone goal later in Los Angeles. The teams played each other both in non-conference and conference action in 2014 as well. CSULA won 1-0 at home in CCAA play, just four days after a 1-1 stalemate in La Jolla. The Tritons had taken three straight over the Golden Eagles prior to their 2013 season finale, when they dropped a difficult 1-0 decision at home, Andrea Lammers scoring with just 42 seconds left in double overtime. UCSD needed to win that contest in order to qualify for a 14th straight CCAA Tournament. The Tritons won the first meeting in 2013, 3-1 in Los Angeles, overturning a 1-0 halftime deficit through an Izzy Pozurama equalizer and two Cassie Callahan goals. CSULA took the next three league matchups, all by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
ABOUT THE SEAWOLVES
Sonoma State (13-3-1, 6-3-1 CCAA) knocked off No. 6 seed Cal Poly Pomona, 3-1, at home in the CCAA Tournament first round on Tuesday, getting goals from Sarah Lindborg, Sam Layman and Alexis Espitia. The Seawolves were the favorite to finish second behind UC San Diego in the CCAA preseason poll, but had to settle for third after a shock 1-0 defeat at SF State on the final day of the regular season last Saturday, with that lone goal coming with just three seconds left in regulation. The Seawolves are 6-3-1 away from home in 2017. Emiria Salzmann Dunn, the 2012 and 2015 CCAA Coach of the Year, is in her seventh year in charge at her alma mater.
UCSD leads the all-time series, 18-2-3, with a 2-0 shutout in last year's regular-season meeting in La Jolla on Sept. 30. This year's matchup in Rohnert Park on Oct. 15 was canceled due to the wildfires in that region. The teams split two meetings in 2015, with SSU winning 1-0 at home during the league slate, and the Tritons producing a 3-0 triumph in the CCAA Tournament semifinals in Pomona. The result in Rohnert Park marked just the second time that the Seawolves came out on top. The Tritons took a critical 1-0 victory on the road late in the 2014 season when Sonoma State was ranked 15th. Their first defeat to SSU was in the previous showdown in La Jolla, 3-2 on Sept. 29, 2013, the decisive goal coming in the 86th minute. The 2012 matchup in Rohnert Park ended in a goalless draw.
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The 48-team NCAA Division II Championship field will be unveiled on Monday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. PT, live on NCAA.com. UC San Diego hopes to hang onto a top-two hosting position in the West Region.