No. 2 Tritons Blank Crosstown Foe Cougars in Final Regular Season Home Match
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team captured a 2-0 win over Cal State San Marcos at Triton Soccer Stadium this evening. With the victory, the Tritons remain undefeated and improve to 13-0-1 on the season and 8-0-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play. The Tritons’ crosstown rival Cougars fall to 5-7-2 overall and 4-5-0 in conference action.
After 43 scoreless minutes in the first half, the Tritons broke the stalemate in the 44th minute. From about 15 yards out, Ashlynn Kolarik took a left-footed shot that sailed just over the hands of the Cougar goalie. Kolarik’s goal was her first of 2019, while Kate Hottinger picked up her second collegiate assist.
In the 81st minute, UC San Diego extended its lead. Kolarik sent a cross to Christina Oddone, who drilled it into the bottom right corner of the Cougar net. Like Kolarik, Oddone’s goal was her first of the season.
In the net, reigning CCAA Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week Angelica Ramos made four saves. Playing all 90 minutes, Ramos collected her 12th clean sheet of 2019.
UC San Diego will return to action at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, heading to Rohnert Park to face the Sonoma State Seawolves.
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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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