Quick Back-to-Back Goals Put Tritons on Top of Otters
MONTEREY BAY, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team defeated Cal State Monterey Bay 2-0 at Otter Sports Complex on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Tritons improve to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play. The Tritons hand the Otters their first loss of the season, as they fall to 5-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference action.
After a scoreless first half, the Tritons broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Jonathan Sabouri drew the Otter goalkeeper out of position and sent a cross to Brett Jones. Positioned by the right goal post, Jones headed the ball into the Otter net to give the Tritons a 1-0 advantage. Jones picked up his team-best fifth goal of the season, while Sabouri earned his second assist.
Just 14 seconds later, Jonathan Stoop rocketed the ball about 60 yards down the field to Sabouri. From the penalty arc, Sabouri, launched the ball past the Otter goalie into the goal to quickly extend UC San Diego’s lead to 2-0. Sabouri’s goal was his second of the season, while Stoop’s assist was his first of the year.
In the net, Pedro Enciso picked up his fifth clean sheet of the season. The Triton goalkeeper recorded one save across 90 minutes.
UC San Diego will be back in action on Friday, as it starts a seven-game homestand. The Tritons begin by hosting Cal Poly Pomona at 7 p.m. at 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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