Tritons Left Disappointed With A Late Draw
Moving into Sunday afternoon, the Tritons stuck with the changes they made against UCLA. Even with the momentum swell that came at the end of regulation the day before, the Tritons’ lacked a sense of urgency early on against the Aztecs. An early goal was the result of slow defending and a well-placed header from an SDSU forward. Again, the Tritons fought from behind and freshman attacking midfielder Jake Honma found the net midway through the first half. The slight swing in momentum was shut down immediately as UCSD turned the ball over in their own half and SDSU capitalized making the score 2-1 heading into the half. After several subs midway through the second half, UCSD took control of the game, scoring two quickfire goals with 20 minutes left to push the score to 3-2. With the game seemingly in control, UCSD turned down the energy a bit and a late set piece from SDSU mixed with sloppy UCSD defending and brought the game back to a tie. The game would end in a disappointing 3-3 score.
Ultimately, the UCSD men would’ve liked more from the weekend but two come from behind performances should fuel the team as they look to close out the year on a strong note.