No. 2 Tritons to Begin Seven Game Homestand This Weekend
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team is set to begin a seven-game homestand this weekend.
vs. Cal Poly Pomona (5-2-0, 1-0-0 CCAA)
Friday, Oct. 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla
vs. Cal State San Bernardino (2-4-1, 0-1-0 CCAA)
Sunday, Oct. 6 – 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.
SPECIAL EVENTS ALL WEEKEND LONG
Friday’s contest will be a Think Pink game, as the Tritons recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All fans will receive Triton-branded pink lanyards (while supplies last), and community partner Susan G. Komen will be tabling on Ridgewalk.
On Sunday, the Tritons will host Youth Soccer Day. All children in attendance are invited to attend a coloring activity prior to the match.
The Tritons have long histories with both conference opponents. Against Cal Poly Pomona, the Tritons hold a 37-13-4 advantage in the all-time series, as well as a 2-1 record in postseason meetings. The last time the two teams met, goalkeeper Angelica Ramos collected a shutout in a 1-0 win at Kellogg Stadium on Oct. 14, 2018.
In its matchups with CSUSB, UC San Diego is 35-6-6 overall and 1-0 in postseason contests. It was another shutout for Ramos against the Coyotes last year, as the Tritons came away with a 1-0 win at Premier Field on Oct. 12, 2018.
FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME
All of the Tritons’ regular-season home matches will have free live video and free live stats available at the links below.
Live video: https://s.ucsdtritons.com/watch/
Despite dropping two of their first three contests, the Broncos have won their past four games to compile a 5-2-0 overall record so far this season. Taylor Scott has been a major contributor to their success, as she leads the conference in both goals (5) and points (12). In the net, Sydney Williams has started five games and holds a goals against average of 0.60, while Clarissa Sanchez has started the other two, recording a 0.95 goals against average.
The Coyotes have struggled early in the season, with a 2-4-1 overall record. It has been a slow start offensively for CSUSB, as it has been outscored 14-6. In the Coyote goal, Carly Luna leads the conference in saves per game, with an average of 6.17. She holds a 2.14 goals against average.
UNITED SOCCER COACHES POLL
UC San Diego was ranked second in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, which was released on Oct. 1. Neither the Broncos nor the Coyotes are ranked nationally. View the full poll results here.
SADDIC NAMED STAR OF THE MONTH
Natalie Saddic was named a San Diego Sports Association Star of the Month for September. Each month, the San Diego Sports Association honors as many as four professional, six amateur and six high school athletes as Stars of the Month for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. Saddic led the team with seven points (three goals, one assist) and recorded two game-winning goals during September.
WHITTET EARNS WEEKLY HONOR
Delaney Whittet was named a UC San Diego Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 23-29.
At Cal State East Bay, Whittet and her defensive counterparts held the Pioneers to just one shot across 110 minutes of play. Later in the weekend in the Tritons’ 2-0 win at Cal State Monterey Bay, Whittet helped hold the Otters to only two shots throughout 90 minutes of competition.
Following their matches, the Tritons will be back in action the following weekend. They will host Humboldt State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 and San Francisco State at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13.
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BIG WEST BOUND
UC San Diego is in its 20th and final year playing as an NCAA Division II team. In July of 2020, the entire athletics program will begin a four-year transition to NCAA Division I, culminating in full DI status as a member of the Big West Conference for the 2024-25 academic year. At that time, all sports will be eligible for conference and NCAA postseason play.
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About UC San Diego Athletics
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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