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Josh Cohen had five of his six saves in the second half Thursday.
Solid Effort Not Enough, UCSD Downed 2-0 by Cal Baptist
Release: Thursday 08/30/2012 

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Strong early play by Cal Baptist proved to be the difference in an otherwise solid performance by the UC San Diego men's soccer team in a 2-0 loss Thursday night at Triton Soccer Field.

Despite nearly matching each other in shots in the first half, Cal Baptist connected early with a low shot from the center slot by junior Marc Hope just three minutes into play. The Lancers punched in their second and final goal in the 16 minute mark with Hope striking again off an assist from senior teammate Jonathan Garcia.

Triton goalkeeper Josh Cohen did a commendable job marshalling the defense in the second half, collecting five of his six saves on the night in the stanza. The Lancers held an 8-1 advantage in shots in the second half.

It was the first victory for Cal Baptist over UC San Diego in four all-time meetings.

The Tritons get a chance to apply the lessons learned from tonight's season opener this weekend when they host Academy of Art on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The match against the Urban Knights will be the last non-conference contest for UCSD before it opens up California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play the following week.

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Friday, September 29
M Soccer vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, October 01
M Soccer vs. Cal State San Bernardino
2:00 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, October 04
M Soccer vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 06
M Soccer vs. SF State
4:30 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, October 13
M Soccer at Humboldt State
3:00 PM
Sunday, October 15
M Soccer at Sonoma State
2:00 PM
Rohnert Park
Friday, October 20
M Soccer at Cal State San Marcos
3:00 PM
San Marcos
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