Tritons Set to Host Humboldt State and SF State This Weekend
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team is set to welcome conference foes Humboldt State and San Francisco State to La Jolla for a pair of weekend contests.
vs. Humboldt State (5-3, 1-2 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 11 – 4:30 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
vs. SF State (5-2, 2-1 CCAA)
Sunday, Oct. 13 – 11:30 a.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
ATTENDING THE MATCHES
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.
The Tritons have never lost to Humboldt State, and hold a 7-0-6 record in the all-time series. Last season, the teams squared off at Triton Soccer Stadium on Sept. 30, 2018. UC San Diego picked up a 3-1 win, as goalkeeper Pedro Enciso recorded a career-best seven saves.
Against SF State, UC San Diego is 11-7-5 in the all-time series. Last year, Jonathan Sabouri scored in the matchup between the two teams on Oct. 7, 2018, but the Tritons ultimately fell, 1-3.
SUNDAY: YOUTH SOCCER DAY
On Sunday, San Diego’s youth soccer teams are encouraged to attend the women’s match as the Tritons host Youth Soccer Day.
The Humboldt State offense has been extremely strong this season, averaging 3.00 goals per game, which ranks third in the nation. The Jacks have not been shut out a single time and are averaging 8.25 points per game, which is good for sixth in the country.
In the net, senior goalkeeper Robert Quintero has played every minute of every game for the Jacks. Quintero has recorded 41 saves and a 1.75 goals-against average.
The Gators also have a veteran in the net, as junior goalkeeper Peter Swinkels has played all of the Gators’ seven contests. Swinkels ranks fourth in the conference with his .774 save percentage.
Ramiro Palencia is the team’s leader in both goals (3) and points (7).
Prior to facing UC San Diego, SF State will face Cal State San Marcos at 3 p.m. on Oct. 11.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
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UC San Diego stands at an even 2-2 in conference action with six points heading into this weekend. SF State also has six points with its 2-1 CCAA record, while Humboldt State has earned three points at 1-2.
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The homestand continues next week, as the Tritons host Chico State (RV) at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Stanislaus State at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 20.
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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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