On the night of Thursday March 8th, the UC San Diego Women’s club soccer team made its way across town to face its biggest Spring League competitor, San Diego State University. The team was ready for some tough competition, and the game didn’t disappoint. As soon as the whistle was blown, UCSD immediately recognized that State was physical, aggressive, and unrelenting. Throughout the first five minutes of the game, the Tritons were on their heels trying to prevent a State goal, but quickly regained their composure and began foraying into attacks. Nonetheless, the first half proved unsuccessful as both teams went back and forth, with neither scoring a goal. During the second half, the physicality of the game increased as both teams became restless for a goal. UCSD had two notable chances, as graduate student Miriam Bell sprung away from the State defense on two breakaways, to be fouled both times without a call from the referee. Ironically, State drew a penalty kick from UCSD moments after the fouls on Bell went unchecked. State scored from the penalty kick, despite goalkeeper Maya Daruvala getting a hand on the ball. The game ended UCSD 0, SDSU 1. Nevertheless, UCSD is ready to redeem themselves against University of San Diego and qualify for Spring Regionals!