Tritons Cruise to a 3-1 Win in Spring League Opener versus UCI
UCSD would play UCI in their first game this quarter, down to only 12 men for the game. The Tritons planned to play the game slow and patient to conserve energy for the full 90 minutes. Because of this, UCI would out-possess the team for the majority of the first half. UCSD’s own midfielder William Ross would kick off the scoring, cutting past 2 defenders in the left side of the box before nicely placing the ball in the top right of the goal. UCI would battle back, however, as UCSD practically let the anteaters walk the ball into their box for an unpressured shot that was slotted just out of keeper Austin Cozzi’s reach. They would not hold onto the tie for long, as midfielder Jorge Gomez scored a perfectly placed free kick to put the Tritons back on top before the end of the first half.
The game got easier for the tritons, who began to find their offensive rhythm in the second half. UCSD would generate more chances to score. Eventually, forward Henry Rose would punch in a goal in culmination of an awkward breakaway in UCI’s box. Goalkeeper Austin Cozzi also had a standout game, being one of the key reasons to UCSD’s victory with several fantastic saves.
With a 3-1 victory, the tritons look to continue their strong start to Spring League.