SD Slips up against Davis Squad
After a long delayed arrival on Friday, October 16th, due to tremendous amounts of traffic, the UC San Diego Women’s Club Soccer Team began a match against tough opponent UC Davis. It was the team’s first game of three at the annual UC Santa Barbara tournament, which hosted a grand total of 18 teams from around the western coast. During the first half, the effect of long travel felt by both teams showed on the field. Players scrambled around frantically, struggling to maintain solid possession of the ball. As a result, the first half of the game ended with a 0-0 draw. The second half had a similar tone but Davis began to gain momentum. They scored their first goal not long into the second half, leaving San Diego with the option to either fall or to rise. With an awesome show of resilience and finesse, senior forward Olivia Hadidian was able to beat the Davis defense and gracefully place the ball into the corner of the goal. Unfortunately the excitement of this goal was short lived. Davis managed to score again. This time however, the team was not able to rise. Davis scored once more before the end of the game, resulting in a 3-1 loss for the Tritons. Though this was not the desired result, the girls raised their heads at the end of the game to look on to the rest of their season.