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No. 2 Tritons Strive to Remain Undefeated When Hosting Jacks and Gators

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LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team looks to remain undefeated as it hosts California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rivals Humboldt State and San Francisco State.

DETAILS

vs. Humboldt State (1-5-2, 0-3 CCAA)

Friday, Oct. 11 – 7 p.m.

Triton Soccer Stadium – La Jolla

 

vs. SF State (2-5-1, 0-3 CCAA)

Sunday, Oct. 13 – 2 p.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.

SUNDAY: YOUTH SOCCER DAY 

On Sunday, San Diego’s youth soccer teams are encouraged to attend the women’s match as the Tritons host Youth Soccer Day.

HISTORY 

The Tritons have had much success against the Jacks throughout program history, as UC San Diego has not lost to Humboldt State since 2010. In the all-time series, the Tritons hold a 15-1-2 record. The Tritons’ .889 win percentage against the Jacks is its second-highest among CCAA teams, only trailing its .967 win percentage against Cal State Monterey Bay.

Last season, the Tritons cruised to a 3-1 victory at Triton Soccer Stadium on Sept. 30, 2018. Natalie Saddic, Mia Bonifazi, and Megumi Barber provided the scoring for UC San Diego.

In UC San Diego’s history with SF State, the Tritons lead the all-time series 19-3-6. UC San Diego also holds a 2-0-1 advantage in postseason play.

Last year, Marissa Ray picked up her first goal of the season and goalkeeper Angelica Ramos recorded seven saves as the Tritons topped the Gators, 1-0 on Oct. 7, 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/

Live stats: http://s.ucsdtritons.com/sidearmstats/wsoc/summary 

OPPONENT OUTLOOKS 

The Jacks have struggled so far this season, compiling a record of 1-5-2, and have yet to win a match on the road. Their offensive efforts have been spread out, as seven Jacks have contributed the teams’ nine goals. Lindsey Stoner is the only Jack with multiple goals, as she has scored three.

Senior goalie Katelin Talbert has started all eight of the Jacks’ contests. She has recorded a 1.42 goals-against average and 44 saves. 

SF State has also struggled early in the season. The Gators will look to end a four-game skid as they head to San Marcos prior to facing the Tritons. They opened conference play 0-3, but were pitted against some of the conference’s top squads, as they began CCAA action against then-No. 25 Sonoma State and Stanislaus State (RV). 

Katelyn Patterson leads the Gators offensively, as she’s scored half of the team’s goals this season (five of 10). In the net, Sommer Harrington has played the majority of the minutes, with a 1.80 goals-against average and 29 saves.

SHUTOUT AFTER SHUTOUT

The Tritons have shut out their opponents in eight of their nine matches this season, and their 0.889 shutout percentage ranks first in the nation (tied with Nova Southeastern). Goalkeeper Angelica Ramos holds a 0.217 goals-against average and a 0.923 save percentage, which rank third and fourth in the country, respectively. 

UNITED SOCCER COACHES POLL

UC San Diego was ranked second in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, which was released on Oct. 8. Neither the Jacks nor the Gators are ranked nationally. View the full poll results here.

WHAT’S NEXT 

Following their matches, the Tritons will be back in action the following weekend. They will host Chico State at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 and Stanislaus State at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20.

FOLLOW THE TRITONS

Keep up with the Tritons all season long on social media through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The team’s handle is @ucsdwsoc.

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. 

GEAR

For the latest Triton apparel and accessories, visit the official team store of the Tritons here.

 

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.

Follow The Tritons
For complete coverage and information regarding UC San Diego Athletics, follow the Tritons online at UCSDtritons.com and through social media on Twitter (@ucsdtritons), Instagram (@ucsdtritons) and Facebook (ucsdtritons).

 

 

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