Kicking Off the Season
The first game initiating the UCSD women’s club soccer team season ended in a striking result against Point Loma Nazarene University. Although it was a “scrimmage”, both teams battled each 50-50 ball as if their life depended on it. A leniency to call fouls additionally heightened the game’s physicality. A limited number of subs on the UCSD team combined with the hot weather of Muir’s turf field facilitated Point Loma’s initial goal in the first half; their forward scored the opening goal into the back of UCSD's net. Despite this hiccup in the first half, UCSD skillfully possessed the ball in their defensive line and showcased their control and composure on the field. The beginning of the second half was difficult, as UCSD remained down a goal. Yet the girls remained relentless, quickening both the pace and pressure on the ball. Soon enough, UCSD’s starting forward, Mckenzie Kirn, drove the ball into the right upper corner of Point Loma’s net and tied the game with an ending score of 1-1.