On September 25th the Tritons were placed in Group D with UC Berkeley, CS Northridge, and Utah Valley University. The Tritons began group play with an easy win against Utah Valley. Utah Valley was buried under an onslaught of pressure and goals leading to UC San Diego’s 4-1 win. On Saturday, UC San Diego came to SDSU and obliterated Berkeley with a 4-0 win. After the embarrassing loss Berkeley should vacate the #1 spot in the US News top public school rankings. Four hours later, UC San Diego dug in and pulled out a gritty tie against Fullerton. Tired legs made the game seem as if it was played in slow motion. UC San Diego won group D and prepared for a Sunday morning match-up with Cal Poly. On Sunday, the Tritons came out with fire and scored the first goal. They conceded thirty seconds later and went into halftime tied 1-1. With only 3 subs, San Diego could barely muster enough energy to fight Cal Poly’s endless stream of substitutions. The Tritons conceded again and were bounced from the tournament. The 2-1 loss was disappointing, but the Tritons gained valuable experience and fitness from Aztec Cup.