Tritons Host Pair of Matches on Homecoming Weekend
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team welcomes conference foes Chico State and Stanislaus State to La Jolla for the final weekend contests of the 2019 regular season as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities on campus.
vs. Chico State (7-3, 3-3 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 18 – 4:30 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
vs. Stanislaus State (3-8, 0-6 CCAA)
Sunday, Oct. 20 – 11:30 a.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
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.
The Tritons are 12-9-4 all-time against Chico State. Last season, the Wildcats blanked the Tritons, 2-0, in the regular season finale in Chico. Three days later, Chico State again blanked UC San Diego, 2-0, in the opening round of the CCAA Tournament.
FRIDAY: SCARF GIVEAWAY
On Friday, the first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free UC San Diego scarf.
SUNDAY: SENIOR DAY
UC San Diego will honor its four seniors prior to Sunday’s match.
The Chico State offense has been led by junior Garrett Hogbin, who has notched four game-winning goals thus far in 2019.
For the Warriors, Senior goalkeeper Justin Motzkus has started nine games in net, ranking fourth in the conference averaging 3.78 saves per game.
Prior to facing UC San Diego, Stanislaus State will face Cal State San Marcos Friday at 3 p.m.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
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UC San Diego stands at 4-2 in conference action with 12 points heading into the weekend following a home sweep last weekend. Chico State has nine points with its 3-3 CCAA record, while Stanislaus State (0-6) is searching for its first conference win.
View the full standings here.
UC San Diego wraps up its regular season home slate on Wednesday, as the Tritons host rival Cal State San Marcos at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23.
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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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