No. 3 Tritons Capitalize Off Corner Kicks to Down Eagles
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team picked up a 2-0 victory over Biola University on Saturday evening at Triton Soccer Stadium. With the win, UC San Diego moves to 2-0 to start the season, while Biola falls to 0-2.
The Tritons grabbed an early advantage in just the third minute of the contest, capitalizing off of Delaney Whittet’s corner kick. Kelsey Kimball was placed perfectly to redirect the ball into the Biola net and give UC San Diego the lead.
UC San Diego tacked on another goal a little under 20 minutes into the second half. Again, Whittet’s corner kick set up the Triton goal. This time, Caitlin McCarthy leaped and headed the ball into the right side of the Biola goal to bring the score to 2-0.
Defensively, the Tritons picked up their second-straight shutout. UC San Diego’s defenders held the Eagles to just seven shots throughout the contest. Triton goalkeeper Angelica Ramos did her part in the net, stopping all five of Biola’s shots on-goal.
Next, the Tritons will hit the road for the first time this season. UC San Diego will take on Azusa Pacific at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Cougar Soccer Complex. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the 2016 season, when the Tritons defeated the Cougars, 4-2, in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
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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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