This was the first official game of the season for the tritons, along with it being the league opener. Yet, the Tritons maintained high expectations for themselves coming into this game.
This mindset was quickly challenged as the Tritons started the game incredibly poor, failing to connect passes and looking completely unorganized. UCSD still had a few chances that could have altered the game, but it was SDSU who would capitalize first and took the lead from a corner kick. The Tritons would continue to try to fight back, but it was obvious that the team needed to regroup in order to be able to have a chance at winning. SDSU picked up a red card late into the half, so the Tritons knew that this game was a must win. The half would end with the Aztecs leading 1-0.
After a productive half time discussion, the Tritons made several changes in the lineup, pushing more numbers forward and taking more risks. Early chances in the half allowed UCSD to gain control of the game, possessing for a large portion of the half. SDSU on the other hand had a counter-attacking game plan. After multiple attempts, the Tritons would finally obtain their much needed goal and the game was back on. The Tritons would continue their push for the win, but after a dodgy call halfway through the half would allow for SDSU to win a free kick near the Tritons 18 yard box and they would convert from the spot. The Aztecs would maintain this lead until the final whistle as UCSD would fail to convert on their chances, along with having a goal disallowed late in the game. The Tritons would leave disappointed, facing an early wake up call, the Tritons are looking forwards to bounce back and demonstrate their true level at Aztec Cup.