UCSD hosted SDSU this Sunday in another edition of the SD Clasico, an event with a storied history full of talented players, last-minute goals, and plenty of red cards. UCSD are the current league champions and came into the match as focused as ever to defend their undefeated record and their home field. The Tritons started the match pressing the SDSU back line as obvious weakness were discovered early on. The pressure paid off as UCSD created multiple chances in the first half with each one going just wide. They were to be rewarded for their efforts as a marauding Christian Gunther fired a low shot off the post which ricocheted off a State defender and into the back of the net. The hosts went into halftime deservedly 1-0 up. SDSU came out in the second half with a vengeance and were flying into late tackles resulting in a pair of yellow cards for their players. UCSD was not fazed by SDSU's hard-hitting tactics and kept control of the game. After another 25 minutes of working the Aztecs, UCSD broke through again this time with a peach of a strike into the top corner by striker Ben Tsuda which left their keeper grasping at thin air. The pressure stayed on as UCSD took advantage of a disheartened and tired SDSU squad and bagged a 3rd not too long after. A long-ball by Daniel Sanchez-Cruz found captain Firas Eid wide open on the left who carried the ball into the box before firing a low cross to Jose Enrique who slotted past the State keeper with ease. It was amazing scenes at Muir as SDSU just couldn't keep up with UCSD's firepower. A late header saw State grab a consolation goal but it was too little too late as UCSD won 3-1. The Tritons remain undefeated in League and are sitting pretty at the top of the standings.
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