LA JOLLA, Calif. -
The No. 4 UC San Diego women's soccer team visits Cal State Dominguez Hills at the Home Depot Center on Friday before hosting its first home match of 2011 on Sunday against Cal State San Bernardino.
Match No. 7
No. 4 UCSD (4-0-1, 3-0-1) at Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-2, 2-2)
Friday, September 23 - 4:30 p.m.
Home Depot Center Main Stadium - Carson, Calif.
Match No. 8
No. 4 UCSD (4-0-1, 3-0-1) vs. Cal State San Bernardino (2-3-1, 0-3-1)
Sunday, September 25 - 12:00 p.m.
Triton Soccer Field - La Jolla, Calif.
TRITON SOCCER KICKOFF
The Tritons will host their first home match of the season on Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 p.m. against Cal State San Bernardino. The match will be the first leg of a doubleheader and will be before the men's soccer game vs. CSUSB at 12:30. UCSD will also be celebrating the Triton Soccer Kickoff , a 10-event competition between participating youth soccer clubs in the San Diego area. With a specific point system per event, the club that compiles the most overall points will win the perpetual trophy that it can keep in its trophy case for the next year. Competitions include: a four-person dribbling relay, two-person juggling, target shooting, individual headers, individual juggling and many more. For more information on how to sign-up, click here.
UCSD-CSUDH AT THE HOME DEPOT CENTER
UCSD and Cal State Dominguez Hills will face off at the Home Depot Center Main Stadium on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The 27,000-seat Home Depot Center is the home venue for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA, and has played host to numerous international matches as well as competitions for the United States Men's and Women's National Teams. Triton fans can watch the match free of charge with no registration required, courtesy of AEG and the HDC. Both matches will be nationally televised live on the Toro Sports Network. Coverage begins about 4:05 p.m. and again around 6:45 p.m. prior to the men's contest at 7:00 o'clock.
FRESHMAN TAKES HOME CCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cassie Callahan, a freshman from Coronado, helped the Tritons go undefeated on the weekend, scoring a goal in each of UCSD's wins at San Francisco State and Cal Poly Pomona. She is the first Triton to earn CCAA Player of the Week this season and she has scored a goal in each of the team's last three matches. In September 11's 1-1 tie at Cal State San Bernardino, Callahan stole a ball at the top of the box and fired a shot over the keeper's shoulder to tie the match. She followed that performance with a goal in the 79th minute at SFSU on Friday, September 16, forcing overtime in a match that the Tritons would win via golden goal. On Sunday, she headed-home a corner kick in UCSD's 4-0 win over CPP. Callahan currently leads the squad with three goals, six points and 17 shots on the young season.
WHAT'S WONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
UCSD would have to dig itself out of a hole in last Friday's match at San Francisco State. Callahan evened the match in the 79th minute at 1-1, forcing the Tritons to play their third overtime game of the season. In extra time, midfielder Shelby Wong seized her opportunity along the left sideline and took-on a defender on the edge of the box. She cut back to the inside, took a pair of dribbles and rocketed a low-driven shot to give the Tritons a 2-1 win on her golden goal. Sunday's contest at Cal Poly Pomona was not nearly as close. Hayley Johnson registered two assists by connecting with Callahan and Izzy Pozurama on corner kicks. Kylie Hill and Gabi Hernandez also recorded goals in the Tritons' 4-0 win.
The Tritons and Coyotes battled to a 1-1 tie on September 11 ... Anne Wethe was mistakenly credited with a goal in Sunday's match at Cal Poly Pomona when the Tritons' first goal of the match was actually scored by Gabi Hernandez ... UCSD is 18-16-4 all-time against CSUDH and is 2-1-2 over the last five contests vs. the Toros ... Johnson leads the team with four assists this season and all of them have come on corner kicks ... No. 4 UCSD and No. 13 Cal State Stanislaus have identical records and are the only CCAA teams that are ranked in the Top 25 ... UCSD freshmen have scored five goals this season. Seniors, juniors and sophomores have scored five goals combined ... The Tritons have put 42 of their 80 shot attempts on-frame ... UCSD is 29-4-4 all-time against Cal State San Bernardino.