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Warriors settle for tie with nations No. 2 team
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With a strong day on both sides of the ball, the Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team played No. 2 UC San Diego to a scoreless draw on Sunday at Warrior Stadium.
Knowing goals were going to be hard to come by against UC San Diego, the Warriors put forth a brilliant effort to earn a tie. Stanislaus is 5-3-4 overall and 4-3-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, as the Warriors remain in third place in the CCAA’s North Division, four points behind leader Sonoma State.
UC San Diego entered the contest undefeated and had only allowed three goals all season after nine matches. The Tritons, ranked No. 2 in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, are 8-0-4 overall and 7-0-3 in the CCAA.
The tie snapped the Warriors' five-match losing streak against UC San Diego. It is the first time in six seasons that the Tritons were shutout after outscoring Stanislaus, 17-0, during that stretch.
“I'm extremely proud of our effort and the quality of soccer we played today,” Warriors coach Gabriel Bolton said. “We made some adjustments and the team committed 100 percent to our game plan.”
While none of the shots found the back of the net on Sunday, the Warriors had many great scoring chances. One of the best chances in the second half was by sophomore All-American Karenee Demery. Her shot got by a diving UC San Diego goalkeeper but hit the far post in the 46th minute.