Win Streak on the Line with Pair of Matches This Week
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The first place University of California San Diego men’s soccer team hosts conference foe Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday in the final home match of the regular season. The Tritons travel north to visit Sonoma State on Friday afternoon.
vs. Cal State San Marcos (5-7-2, 3-3-2 CCAA)
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 7 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
at Sonoma State (4-6-1, 3-3 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 25 – 3 p.m.
Seawolf Soccer Field – Rohnert Park
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.
UC San Diego is rolling down the stretch, winning four straight matches, all at home. This past weekend, the Tritons posted a pair of shutout wins: 1-0 over Chico State, and 5-0 over Stanislaus State. In all, UC San Diego boasts a 9-3 record inside Triton Soccer Stadium this season.
The Tritons are 7-2-1 all-time against Cal State San Marcos. Last season, the teams played a pair of overtime contests. UC San Diego earned a 3-2 win in La Jolla, and the teams played to a scoreless draw in San Marcos.
Against Sonoma State, UC San Diego is 6-12-3 in the all-time series. Last year, the Tritons earned a 2-0 home shutout win behind goals from Nathaniel Bloom and Andy Sartor. In 2016, UC San Diego knocked off the Seawolves in overtime to claim its first CCAA Tournament title.
The Cal State San Marcos offense has been led by sophomore Juan Salazar, who has taken more shots (60) and shots on goal (23) than any other CCAA player. Cougars senior keeper Matt Escareno is fourth in the conference with a .788 save percentage.
The Seawolves are led by freshman Sean Rohane and sophomore Brian Field, who have each notched four goals this season.
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UC San Diego sits atop the CCAA standings with a 6-2 conference mark and 18 points following another home sweep last weekend. Cal State San Marcos is fifth in the CCAA with 11 points, and Sonoma State is sixth with nine points.
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UC San Diego wraps up its regular season slate next week with matches at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State LA.
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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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