Soccer Gearing up for Playoffs

Division II competition is much tougher than Division III competition.

Don’t tell that to the UCSD soccer teams.

Both squads, storming through impressive regular seasons, are stepping into their first ever California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament this weekend.

The women’s team captured the CCAA Southern Division after sporting a 12-2 CCAA record, 14-2 overall.

The regular season title earned the women a first-place seed in the tournament. They face Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the first round. If victorious, the women will head to the CCAA finals on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The men rumbled through the regular season, garnering a record of 9-3-2 in the CCAA and 11-4-2 overall. Now they must face Sonoma State in the first round of the playoffs on Friday. If they pass that test, Cal State Dominguez Hills lies ahead on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Cal State Dominguez Hills is hosting the event.