Seniors Crucial in No. 2 Tritons' Victory Over Warriors on Senior Day
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 2 University of California San Diego women’s soccer team picked up a 3-0 shutout win over Stanislaus State on Sunday afternoon at Triton Soccer Stadium. With the victory, UC San Diego improves to 12-0-1 on the season and 7-0-1 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play. The Warriors fall to 10-3 overall and 5-3 in conference action.
After a scoreless first half, the Tritons finally broke open the scoring in the 68th minute. Mika Celeste took a corner kick at the 67:24 mark, and sent the ball right to Kimball, who headed it into the right side of the Stanislaus State net.
Just over a minute later, the Tritons quickly extended their lead. After a pass from Sophia Bruno to Emily Killeen, Killeen returned the ball to Bruno, who fed a cross to Caitlin McCarthy. From about 15 yards out, McCarthy headed the ball into the left side of the Warrior goal.
In the 85th minute, UC San Diego added to its lead once more. After Erickson drew a foul in the box, Saddic stepped up to take the penalty kick. The senior drilled the ball into the left side of the Stanislaus State net to make it 3-0.
In the net, Ramos collected her 11th clean sheet of the season. The senior goalkeeper picked up two saves.
Next, the Tritons will get ready for a midweek crosstown battle. UC San Diego will host Cal State Marcos at 4:30 p.m. at Triton Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
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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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