Tritons to Wrap Up Homestand Hosting Point Loma and Hawai'i Hilo
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team finishes its six-game homestand this week, hosting Point Loma and Hawai’i Hilo.
vs. Point Loma (2-1)
Thursday, Sept. 19 – 7 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
vs. Hawai’i Hilo (0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 21 – 7 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
The Tritons have historically had success against Point Loma. UC San Diego holds a 21-4-1 record in the all-time series. The last time the two teams met, the Tritons were also seeking a 5-0 record. On Sept. 14, 2016, UC San Diego picked up a 1-0 shutout against the Sea Lions to improve to 5-0, which was its best start under Head Coach Jon Pascale.
UC San Diego has also had success in its brief history with Hawai’i Hilo, winning both of its matches against the Vulcans in its program history. The most recent meeting was on August 31, 2009, as the Tritons captured a 3-2 victory.
The Tritons are off to a perfect 4-0 start this season and have outscored their opponents, 12-1. Nick Cirrito has compiled a team-high five points off two goals and an assist. Brett Jones and Jón Veigar Kristjánsson have also contributed two goals apiece.
ATTENDING THE MATCH
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.
Parking will be limited from Sept. 20-22, with the Rady parking lot closed due to move-in. Fans are encouraged to park at the Hopkins parking structure instead.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
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On Saturday, UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff in attendance will receive free mugs while supplies last.
The Tritons will begin conference play following the conclusion of their homestand. UC San Diego will travel north to Hayward to face California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) foe Cal State East Bay at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27.
LAST TIME OUT
UC San Diego was ranked third in the 2019 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s soccer preseason coaches poll, as voted on by the conference’s 13 head coaches. The poll was released on August 19. View the full poll here.
In the PacWest preseason poll, Point Loma was also ranked third, while Hawai’i Hilo was tabbed 11th. View the full poll here.
The Sea Lions had two players named to the Preseason All-PacWest Men’s Soccer Team, as forward Tim Siegfried and defender Jake Eisenberg earned the recognition. Siegfried’s 16 goals in 2018 placed him second in the PacWest.
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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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