Brett Jones Scores as Tritons Tie With Aztecs in Friendly
SAN DIEGO – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team tied with San Diego State, 1-1, at SDSU Sports Deck on a clear Saturday evening. The friendly was the Tritons’ first action of the fall.
The Aztecs grabbed an early lead at the 2:39 mark of the first half, but the Tritons answered late in the period with a goal of their own. From the right wing, Brett Jones drilled the ball through the Aztec goalie’s hands and legs and into the San Diego State goal. Jones’ goal made it a 1-1 tie at 42:05.
During the second half, the Triton defense held the Aztecs scoreless. UC San Diego was also unable to score in the latter half, and the contest ultimately concluded in a 1-1 draw.
In the net for the Tritons, freshman goalkeeper Lucas Rojas played all 90 minutes. Rojas made five saves, allowing just the lone early goal to San Diego State.
The Tritons will host their season opener at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 when the Concordia Irvine Eagles come to La Jolla. The match is the start of a six-game homestand at Triton Soccer Stadium. All regular-season games at Triton Soccer Stadium are free to attend.
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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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