Double Overtime Thriller! Women’s Soccer Stays Perfect in Conference Play

The UC San Diego women’s soccer team defeated Humboldt State 2–1 in a double overtime match on Oct. 13. With this victory, the Tritons maintain their winning streak and improve to 9–0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play.

The Lumberjacks got on the scoreboard early in the match courtesy of junior midfielder Alex Jenkins; around the 15-minute mark, Jenkins sent a low shot past Triton redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Angelica Ramos for the goal.

Jenkins’ goal was the only slip-up the Triton defense let by. Stifled by the Triton defense, Humboldt State only attempted eight more shots for the remainder of the game, including during both overtimes.

UCSD’s success on defense translated to more possessions on offense. The Tritons attempted 26 shots in total, a far cry from the measly nine taken by Humboldt State. Out of the 26 shots, the Tritons converted on two: a penalty kick and a header.

The first goal came at the 22:09 mark, when a foul by Humboldt State gave Triton redshirt sophomore midfielder Natalie Saddic a penalty kick. Saddic sent the ball into the bottom left of the net to score UCSD’s first goal, bringing the score to 1–1.

Six minutes and 20 seconds into the second overtime, UCSD scored its second goal. At 106:12 gametime, senior midfielder Elisa Martinez received a corner kick on the left side. Martinez’ corner kick set up junior forward Mary Reilly for a header into the goal at 106:20.

UCSD will face off against Cal State San Marcos on Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.