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Men’s soccer upset by Tritons


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Bobby Mouren-Laurens

Oct. 12, 2008

Two-second half goals gave UC San Diego the upset victory against fourth ranked Chico State 2-0.

The Wildcats were able to outshoot their opponents 12-10 and held an advantage on corner kicks 10-1, but were not able to capitalize on those advantages.

No goals were scored in the first half. The Tritons had a chance with 12 minutes left, but Wildcat goalkeeper Michael Keohane made a flying one handed save to keep his team going into the half.

UC San Diego took control of the second half with a goal in during the 63rd minute off a deflection. The goal was credited to midfielder Tom Caplan.

San Diego scored again in the 74th minute on a set piece free kick from Tony Choi who placed the ball perfectly for his defender Jared Kukura to head the ball into the near post.

The Wildcats never gave up and continued to press even after the second goal. However, they were denied a goal leaving the final score 2-0.

The Wildcats return to action next weekend for the last home games of the season at 7 p.m. Friday against Monterey Bay and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 versus San Francisco State.

Bobby Mouren-Laurens can be reached at<a href= “mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]</a>

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