Tritons Keep Rolling at Home With Victory Over Biola
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team claimed a 2-1 victory over Biola University at Triton Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. With the win, the Tritons improve to a perfect 4-0 to start the season, while Biola falls to 1-3.
After neither team was able to score in the first half, the entirety of the contest’s scoring took place within 10 minutes of each other. In the 77th minute, Max Gonda started things off, putting away a pass from Nick Cirrito to break the scoreless tie. Gonda’s goal was his second of his career against the Eagles, as he picked up his first goal of his career during the 2018 season opener.
Just under seven minutes later, the Tritons added to their advantage. Andy Sartor dished out the assist this time, as Jonathan Sabouri sent it into the Eagle net to extend UC San Diego’s lead. The Eagles managed a goal in the 85th minute, but it was not enough to top the Tritons.
Across the match, UC San Diego outshot Biola, 20-6. The Tritons controlled possession for approximately 59% of the contest.
The Tritons’ homestand continues at 7 p.m. on Thursday, as they host crosstown rival Point Loma Nazarene at Triton Soccer Stadium. Admission is free.
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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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