Tritons struggle to find success in first UCSD Invitational
UCSD played CSUF, CSULB, and CSUN this weekend in the final competitions of the year. Although controlling all three of their games, UCSD would end with a 1-2 record.
The Tritons played CSUF in their first game. They dominated possession throughout the whole game and had a couple of close chances in the first half that just barely missed. In the second half, forward Michael Boychuk would score 2 goals to put the Tritons up 2-0. The team relaxed a bit, which proved costly as CSUF scored a wonder strike from 25 yards out to start a comeback. The final minutes of the game were close, but UCSD managed to come out on top 2-1.
UCSD would play CSULB in their second game, and as in many of their games this year, struggled to score against a team they could beat. The Tritons controlled the game, but CSULB earned and converted a PK in the first half. Despite the tremendous amount of chances that UCSD created, they failed to score and fell 0-1 in their second game of the day.
Despite going 1-1, the Tritons could still win the tournament with a win against CSUN. However, scoring troubles continued to plague the tritons. A defensive error caused UCSD to give up a goal in the first half, and although the Tritons had a good handle on the possession for most of the game, they would not find the back of the net, losing 0-1 for the second time in a row.