The perfect 9–0 (in conference play) UCSD women’s soccer team travelled to San Marcos, but for the first time in 10 games it failed to register a goal, with the match ending in a 0–0 stalemate. Last time the Tritons failed to score in was a non-conference loss against Regis University, when they lost 1-0 on Sept. 10.
UCSD controlled the game and had plenty of shots throughout the course of the match, holding a 16–6 shot advantage, but simply could not find the back of the net. Although they shot the ball 16 times, the Tritons only put three of those shots on target, none coming in the second half. UCSD’s best chance was created by junior forward Mary Reilly as she cut the ball with her left foot through the defense and took a shot at the post, but it bounced off the crossbar.
With the match leveled at 0–0 after a full 90 minutes of play, the match went into overtime and a chance was parried away by the Cougars goalkeeper to keep the score at 0–0. The chance came off a corner kick and as a header sent the ball toward the goal, the goalkeeper was able to get her hands on it and come up big for her team. No real chances were able to be created further into the overtime, and as a result the game ended in a 0–0 draw.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will travel up to the Bay Area to take on Cal State East Bay on Oct. 26 followed by Cal State Monterey Bay on Oct. 28.