Women's Soccer Reveals 2019 Slate, Looks for Fourth-Straight CCAA Title
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The University of California San Diego women’s soccer team has unveiled its slate for the 2019 season. Of their 17 contests, the Tritons will host 10 at home and play seven on the road. View the full schedule here.
The reigning West Region champion Tritons will open the season by hosting Concordia Irvine at Triton Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5. This is just the third time the two teams have met, and UC San Diego holds a 2-0 advantage in its matches against the Eagles.
The season opener will be followed by another nonconference home game, as UC San Diego plays host to Biola at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. As with Concordia Irvine, the Tritons are 2-0 all-time against the Biola Eagles.
UC San Diego will travel to Azusa for its first road contest of the season, playing at Cougar Soccer Complex at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.
The Tritons will then host Canada-based Simon Fraser for the first contest between the two teams in program history. They will square off at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 16.
Crosstown rival Cal State San Marcos is next on the agenda for the Tritons, as UC San Diego heads north to San Marcos at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 19.
On Sept. 27, California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) competition begins for the Tritons, who are the reigning CCAA regular season and tournament champions. The conference action kicks off with a pair of contests on the road, as UC San Diego travels to East Bay (Sept. 27) and Monterey Bay (Sept. 29).
Then, UC San Diego hosts a seven-game CCAA homestand. Cal Poly Pomona (Oct. 4), Cal State San Bernardino (Oct. 6), Humboldt State (Oct. 11), San Francisco State (Oct. 13), Chico State (Oct. 18), Stanislaus State (Oct. 20), and Cal State San Marcos (Oct. 23) will all face the Tritons at Triton Soccer Stadium in La Jolla.
UC San Diego’s matchup with Cal State San Marcos will be its final home game of the regular season, as the Tritons and Cougars face off at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Last season, the two teams split their pair of matches, as UC San Diego defeated the Cougars 2-0, but later fell, 0-1.
The Tritons will finish their 2019 regular season with a trio of games on the road. First up is Sonoma State (Oct. 25), who the Tritons beat 3-1 last season to claim the CCAA Tournament title. Cal State Dominguez Hills (Oct. 31) is next opponent the Tritons will face, and the regular season concludes at Cal State LA (Nov. 2).
“This year is a very exciting season considering we want to leave the CCAA on a high note,” said first year head coach Kristin Jones. “The success this program has had over its Division II era is not something we take for granted. Our staff and team are very motivated to finish this season on top though we know it won’t be easy. The CCAA has always been one of the best conferences in the country and this season will be the same. The gap between the top half and the lower half is closing each year and each game you need to bring your best to win.”
Attending Triton Soccer Stadium
All regular-season matches at Triton Soccer Stadium are free to attend. On-campus parking must be paid for at meters located in parking lots and garages from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekdays, but is free outside of those hours, on weekends and holidays.
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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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