Strong First Half Puts No. 3 Tritons on Top in First Ever Meeting With Clan
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team picked up a 3-0 win in its first-ever meeting with Simon Fraser at Triton Soccer Stadium this afternoon. With the victory, UC San Diego improves to 4-0 on the season, while the Clan falls to 0-1-1.
The Tritons jumped out to an early lead in the 14th minute. Michelle Baddour, who dished out a pair of assists in the Tritons’ previous contest, netted her first goal of the season off of a pass from Lucy Tang to put UC San Diego up 1-0.
A little less than five minutes later, the Tritons added on. After a pass from Natalie Saddic to Baddour, Baddour fed the ball to Kameryn Hoban, who put it away in the Clan net. Hoban, who transferred to UC San Diego at the start of the season, recorded her first goal as a Triton.
Teammate Emily Killeen also came away with her first Triton goal. With less than five minutes to go in the first half, Killeen rocketed the ball into the bottom right corner of the Simon Fraser goal. Ashlynn Kolarik earned the assist as the Tritons’ lead stretched to 3-0, where it would remain for the rest of the contest.
Angelica Ramos was perfect in the Triton net as she recorded her third clean sheet of the season. Ramos was tested by the Clan’s offense, but stopped every shot, collecting eight saves. The redshirt senior has not yet surrendered a goal at home this season.
UC San Diego will return to action on Thursday at nearby Cal State San Marcos. The Tritons will face the Cougars at 12:30 p.m. at The Cage in a nonconference contest.
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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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