Tritons Blank CSU San Marcos for Fifth Straight Win
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego men’s soccer team scored a pair of second half goals and won its fifth straight match, downing Cal State San Marcos, 2-0, at Triton Soccer Stadium on Wednesday night. The victory keeps UC San Diego atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings with a 7-2 mark in conference play.
The Tritons got on the board in the 50th minute when junior Brett Jones played a ball back for junior Jonathan Sabouri, who found the back of the net. It was Sabouri’s third goal in the last two matches and seventh goal of the season.
In the 69th minute, UC San Diego got some insurance when redshirt freshman Shaheen Daneshvar fired from the top of the 18 and beat the visiting keeper. Daneshvar’s second goal of the season put the Tritons up two-nil.
Cal State San Marcos (5-8-2 overall, 3-4-2 CCAA) continued to push, but the UC San Diego back line stood tall and kept the Cougars off the scoreboard. The shutout was the third straight for the Tritons, who improve to 12-3 overall and 10-3 at home. UC San Diego redshirt junior goalkeeper Pedro Enciso recorded his eighth clean sheet of the season in the victory.
Overall, the Tritons out-shot the Cougars, 16-7 on the night. The Tritons had four corners, and Cal State San Marcos earned three.
UC San Diego returns to the pitch Friday afternoon when the Tritons travel to Rohnert Park to take on Sonoma State in a CCAA showdown. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. from Seawolf Soccer Field.
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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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