No. 2 Tritons Kick Off Homecoming Weekend With Shutout Win Over Chico State
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team battled to a 1-0 victory over Chico State on Friday night to kick off Homecoming Weekend. With the win, the Tritons remain unbeaten at 11-0-1 and 6-0-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play. The Wildcats fall to 8-4-1 on the season and 4-3-0 in conference play.
The Tritons and Wildcats were locked in a scoreless stalemate until the 43rd minute. The Chico State goalie tried to intercept a cross by Ashlynn Kolarik, but deflected the ball right to Kate Hottinger, who headed it into the back of the Wildcat net. Hottinger’s goal was her first of her collegiate career.
UC San Diego’s defense was strong once again, holding Chico State to just five shots throughout the contest. Triton goalkeeper Angelica Ramos made two saves en route to picking up her 10th clean sheet of the season.
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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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