LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego women's soccer team
experienced a weekend of ups and downs to start the California Collegiate Athletic
The Tritons suffered a 3-1 loss to Cal State L.A. Friday before defeating Cal
State Dominguez Hills 3-0 on Sunday. Those two South Division rivals brought
out the best and worst in UCSD and now, the Tritons will see what challenges the
North Division has to offer.
UCSD is 1-1 in the CCAA and 3-1 overall, with all four of those matches being
played at home. A four-match road swing starts Friday for the Tritons, who will
take on Humboldt State and Sonoma State this weekend.
So far in 2010, UCSD has featured a balanced attack with seven players
registering goals. Annette Ilg paces the squad with three scores, while Lisa
Bradley, Alyssa Newcomer and Gabi Hernandez have added two apiece. Sara Bolton
holds the team lead in assists with three, all of which came in the season
opener against Dominican.
UCSD, ranked at No. 25 in the latest Division II poll ranked this week, is one
of three CCAA teams to be featured among the top squads nationally. The other
two conference schools are CSULA (No. 7) and Cal State San Bernardino (No. 13).
The Tritons' match this Friday against HSU will start at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks
are 0-4 overall and 0-2 in league play. This past weekend HSU hosted CSUSB and
Cal Poly Pomona and ended up dropping 2-0 and 1-0 decisions, respectively. Kim
Carroll and Arielle Kern lead the Lumberjacks in shots, with seven apiece. UCSD
owns an 8-0-1 all-time advantage against HSU.
Sunday's opponent for the Tritons, SSU, also has seen somewhat lackluster
results so far in 2010. The Seawolves are 1-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in league
play. In the CCAA's opening weekend, SSU played to a 0-0 draw with CPP and then
suffered a 4-0 loss to CSUSB. The Seawolves have tallied two goals this season,
one coming from Taylor Colacion and the other recorded by Jaci Davey. UCSD is
undefeated against SSU in the all-time series, holding a 14-0-0 mark. Kickoff Sunday is set for 11:30 a.m.