Three Goals More Than Enough as No. 2 Tritons Blank Coyotes
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team captured a 3-0 victory over Cal State San Bernardino this afternoon at Triton Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Tritons improve to 8-0-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in conference play, while the Coyotes fall to 2-6-1 on the season and 0-2-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action.
The Tritons grabbed an early lead in the 10th minute thanks to local duo Maddy Samilo and Michelle Baddour. Samilo sent a cross to Baddour, who headed the ball into the top left corner of the Coyote net. With the goal, Baddour moves into the team lead in points with nine, while Samilo, in her fourth game this season, picks up her first assist of 2019.
UC San Diego extended its lead in the 38th minute. From about 25 yards out on the left side, Katelyn Meyer launched the ball past the diving Coyote goalie into the lower right of the CSUSB goal. Meyer’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
The Tritons’ third and final goal came with less than two minutes to go in the contest. Erika Braun sent a corner into the box, and Kelsey Kimball’s header sailed into the lower right corner of the Coyote net. Braun’s assist was the first of her collegiate career, while Kimball notched her third career goal.
In the net, Angelica Ramos continued to impress as she picked up her eighth shutout of the season. In the 79th minute, the Coyotes took a shot during a free kick from near the penalty arc, and Ramos leaped to make the save. The Triton goalkeeper finished the day with two saves.
The Tritons will look to remain undefeated at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, as they welcome Humboldt State 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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