No. 3 Tritons Set to Face Canadian Foe and Crosstown Rival
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 3 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team is set for a busy week, as it hosts Simon Fraser before driving north to San Marcos to face the Cougars in a nonconference matchup.
vs. Simon Fraser 0-0-1
Monday, Sept. 16 – 11:30 a.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
at Cal State San Marcos 1-1-1
Thursday, Sept. 19 – 12:30 p.m.
The Cage – San Marcos
ATTENDING THE MATCHES
The Cage is located on the Cal State San Marcos campus between the baseball field and parking lot Z. Admission is $8 for the general public.
All regular-season matches at Triton Soccer Stadium are free to attend. Be advised that a parking permit must be purchased when parking on campus from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays. Permits can be purchased at meters located in parking lots and garages. For the latest UC San Diego parking regulations, click here.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
The links for the Tritons’ match against the Cougars are below.
Live video: http://ccaanetwork.com/csusm/?B=130715
All of the Tritons’ regular-season home matches will have free live video and free live stats available at the links below.
Live video: https://s.ucsdtritons.com/watch/
The Tritons will be getting their first glimpse of the Clan, as have never faced Simon Fraser in their program history. Simon Fraser is coming off of a 0-0 tie against the Cougars.
On the other hand, Cal State San Marcos is a familiar foe for the Tritons. UC San Diego holds a 6-1-2 record against the Cougars. Last season, the Tritons and Cougars split their pair of contests. UC San Diego was victorious on its home field, winning 2-0, but fell 0-1 when facing Cal State San Marcos in Cougar territory. The Cougars finished their season with a 7-7-4 record and a 6-4-2 mark in CCAA play.
SPECIAL STAFF EVENT
Monday’s contest against Simon Fraser will be the second Staff and Faculty Appreciation event in the welcome back series. The first 100 staff and faculty members (with valid ID) will receive a Triton Lunch Tote.
UC San Diego was ranked third in the latest United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, which was released on Sept. 10. Neither the Clan nor the Cougars are ranked nationally. View the full poll results here.
In the CCAA preseason coaches poll, the Tritons were ranked first. The team has finished first in the conference during the past three seasons. Cal State San Marcos was picked to finish fifth, tied with Cal Poly Pomona with 87 points. View the full poll results here.
Following their matches against Simon Fraser and San Marcos, the Tritons will begin conference play. UC San Diego will hit the road for three contests before hosting a seven-game homestand. CCAA action opens at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Cal State East Bay.
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BIG WEST BOUND
UC San Diego is in its 20th and final year playing as an NCAA Division II team. In July of 2020, the entire athletics program will begin a four-year transition to NCAA Division I, culminating in full DI status as a member of the Big West Conference for the 2024-25 academic year. At that time, all sports will be eligible for conference and NCAA postseason play.
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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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