UCSD WCSOC vs. CSU Fullerton
On a lovely, fall-weathered Sunday afternoon, UCSD Women’s club soccer team faced off against Cal State Fullerton. The pressure was high, as this game was crucial for qualifying for regionals the following weekend at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Morale was high after last weekend’s win against high-ranking SDSU, so UCSD took the field with confidence.
The first half was slow and timid offensively. However, after a beautiful through-ball to outside-forward Savannah Arabe, the newbie sophomore was able to slot her first club soccer goal into the low side-netting. UCSD also came out strong in the second half, using a high-press method to start counter-attack after counter-attack. With all this pressure, Naomi Araujo, a fourth year leader on the team, was able to curve a magnificent shot into the lower left corner to put UCSD up 2-0. Although the 2-0 scoreline did not reflect the domination of the home team, it was enough for the ladies to solidify a spot in the regionals tournament at Cal Poly SLO October 29-30, where they will have a chance to fight for a spot at Nationals. Go Tritons!