No. 3 Tritons Collect Shutout Victory in Season Opener Against Eagles
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team opened its season with a victory on Thursday night. The Tritons defeated Concordia Irvine, 2-0, at Triton Soccer Stadium. With the win, UC San Diego begins the year at 1-0, while the Eagles fall to 0-1.
At the 11:27 mark in the first half, Marissa Ray put the Tritons on top. Following a blocked shot from teammate Michelle Baddour, Ray was able to capitalize off the rebound, putting it into the Concordia net to give UC San Diego an early 1-0 lead.
Ray also played a role in UC San Diego’s second goal of the game. Just under 62 minutes into the second half, there was chaos between the Tritons and Eagles directly in front of the Eagle net. In the midst of it, an own goal by Concordia extended the Tritons’ lead to 2-0.
UC San Diego displayed its strong defense during the shutout, as the Tritons outshot the Eagles, 17-5. Triton goalkeeper Angelica Ramos picked up a pair of saves in the victory.
Next, UC San Diego will remain at home. At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Tritons will welcome Biola University to Triton Soccer Stadium.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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