No. 2 Tritons Host Conference Foes for Homecoming and Senior Day
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team will host its final weekend action of the regular season on Friday and Sunday.
vs. Chico State (8-3-1, 4-2-0 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 18 – 7 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
vs. Stanislaus State (9-2, 4-2 CCAA)
Sunday, Oct. 20 – 2 p.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.
FRIDAY: SCARF GIVEAWAY
On Friday, the first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free UC San Diego scarf.
SUNDAY: SENIOR DAY
The matches are part of UC San Diego’s Homecoming Weekend. On Friday, fans are encouraged to take part in the Homecoming Kickoff BBQ from 4-8 p.m. at Triton Soccer Stadium. There will be cornhole, yard games, a beer garden, and more. The cost is $15 per person, $5 per child (17 and under), and free for current students. For more information or to register, click here.
The Tritons hold a 14-6-4 record in their all-time series with the Wildcats and are an even 1-1 in postseason matchups. Last year, the Tritons fell to then-No. 25 Chico State on the road, 0-1, on Oct. 27, 2018. UC San Diego outshot the Wildcats 19-10 in the contest.
Against Stanislaus State, UC San Diego is 17-5-2 throughout program history, with a 3-1 mark in postseason contests. Last season, the Tritons captured a 3-0 win on Oct. 25, 2018. Mary Reilly, Megumi Barber, and Kelsey Kimball provided the scoring, while goalkeeper Angelica Ramos collected a clean sheet.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
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/
Abbie Jones is the Wildcats’ leading scorer this season, with four goals, while Susanna Garcia and Jordan Doukakis have each contributed a team-best three assists.
In the net, Victoria Graham has started 10 of Chico State’s 12 matches. Her goals-against average (.852) and save percentage (.814) both rank seventh in the conference.
For the Warriors, Sadie Ortiz, Skyler Hoy, and Selia Torres have all scored a team-high four goals this season. Ilena Rivera is the conference’s assists leader, with six.
Goalkeeper Alyssa Herrman ranks fourth in the CCAA with her .636 goals-against average this season.
Prior to facing the Tritons, the Warriors will face Cal State San Marcos on Friday afternoon.
Freshman Mika Celeste earned her first CCAA Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week award for her performance during the week of Oct. 7-13. She scored three goals as the Tritons went 2-0 during the week. Celeste had the game winner in a 5-2 win over Humboldt State and a pair of goals in a 3-0 victory over San Francisco State.
UNITED SOCCER COACHES POLL
UC San Diego was ranked 2 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, which was released on Oct. 15. Neither Chico State nor Stanislaus State are ranked nationally. View the full poll results here.
Following their weekend matches, the Tritons will return to the pitch for a midweek contest. UC San Diego will host crosstown rival Cal State San Marcos at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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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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About UC San Diego Athletics
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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