No. 2 Tritons Wrap Up Regular Season Home Action Then Hit the Road
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team will host its final home game of the regular season on Wednesday before traveling north.
vs. Cal State San Marcos (5-6-2, 4-4-0 CCAA)
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 4:30 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
at Sonoma State (10-2, 6-0 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 25 – 12:30 p.m.
Seawolf Soccer Field – Rohnert Park
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.
General admission for contests at Seawolf Soccer field is $7. Tickets for visiting students and seniors are $5. In order to park on campus, a parking permit is required. Single-day permits can be purchased for $5.50 at permit machines.
The Tritons hold a 7-1-2 record in their all-time series with Cal State San Marcos and are 1-0 in postseason matchups. The two teams most recently met earlier this year in nonconference action at The Cage. On Sept. 19, Natalie Saddic opened the scoring and Mika Celeste later added onto the Tritons’ lead with her first collegiate goal. Goalkeeper Angelica Ramos earned the shutout in UC San Diego’s 2-0 victory.
Against Sonoma State, UC San Diego is 21-2-3 throughout program history, with a 4-0-1 mark in postseason contests. Last season, the Tritons captured a 2-1 win at home during the regular season on Sept. 28, 2018. The Tritons topped the Seawolves once again in the CCAA Tournament final, winning 3-1 on Nov. 4, 2018.
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/
Live stats for the Tritons’ contest at Sonoma State will be provided here: https://sonomaseawolves.com/sidearmstats/wsoc/summary
Briana Daoust leads the Cougars in both goals (4) and points (9) this season, starting in eight of their 13 contests.
Although Yesenia Betancourt has started 10 of the Cougars’ matches this season, Bailey Cockrill has started the last two. Betancourt holds a 0.81 goals-against average, while Cockrill’s stands at 0.77.
For Sonoma State, Alexis Espitia has dominated this season. Her seven goals put her in a three-way tie for the conference lead, along with Triton Natalie Saddic and Taylor Scott of Cal Poly Pomona. Espitia’s 17 points are another conference best.
In the net, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Morton ranks sixth in the CCAA with a 0.841 goals-against average.
UNITED SOCCER COACHES POLL
UC San Diego was ranked No. 2 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, which was released on Oct. 15. Sonoma State earned 21st, while Cal State San Marcos was not ranked. View the full poll results here.
The Tritons will remain on the road for their final two regular season contests. On Oct. 31 the Tritons will face Cal State Dominguez Hills, and on Nov. 2 they will close their regular season at Cal State LA.
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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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