In their first away game of the season, the UC San Diego Women’s Club soccer team came away victorious over UC Irvine thanks to a 2-1 score line. The game started off with the Tritons having a majority of the possession and creating many goal-scoring opportunities thanks to their clean passing and teamwork. Even with multiple breakaways, the Tritons could not find the back of the net. That was until Maanasa Kandarpa stepped onto the field. Just subbed into the game, her first touch resulted in a soaring shot from 25 yards out right past UC Irvine’s goalie. UC San Diego stepped off of the gas towards the end of the first half and were subsequently punished, losing the ball near their goal, which resulted in a UC Irvine goal. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie, which encouraged the Tritons to come back out even stronger to score. In the second half, UC San Diego still controlled the game through their possession, albeit the increased intensity in the game. They worked the ball up the field multiple times but kept losing it in the attacking third. They finally achieved their breakthrough when Laurel Bowling put away a breakaway goal to give the Tritons a 2-1 lead. For the rest of the second half, the Triton’s defense worked hard and successfully kept UC Irvine from getting a single shot on goal. The game ended 2-1 giving UC San Diego their first win in the new season.