Brett Jones' Clutch Overtime Goal Seals Win for Tritons to Start CCAA Play
HAYWARD, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team captured a thrilling 1-0 overtime win against Cal State East Bay at Pioneer Stadium on Friday night. With the victory to open California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action, the Tritons move to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Pioneers fall to 2-4 on the season and 0-1 in CCAA action.
"It feels great. The team played well and dominated the game," said Head Coach Jon Pascale. "We have a tough opponent coming up in Monterey Bay and will need to be at our best to get a result."
The Tritons battled throughout regulation. Throughout the 90 minutes, UC San Diego drilled 22 shots, while the Triton defense held the Pioneers to just three.
It was the only shot in overtime that was the one that mattered most though. Brett Jones rocketed the ball into the lower left corner of the Pioneer net to put the Tritons on top, 1-0, in the 96th minute. With the goal, Jones moves into the team lead with four on the season.
Goalkeeper Pedro Enciso collected his fourth clean sheet of the season. Enciso notched two saves in the net.
UC San Diego will return to action on Sunday. The Tritons will battle Cal State Monterey Bay at 2 p.m. at Otter Sports Complex, entering the matchup with a 9-2-4 record in the all-time series.
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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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