UC San Diego’s women’s soccer team captured the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) title with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Sonoma State in double overtime Sunday.
With the win, UC San Diego, ranked No. 14, wraps up its Division II era with its fifth-consecutive CCAA crown. The team improved to 16-1-1 on the season, as the Seawolves, ranked No. 10, fell to 15-3-1.
Mika Celeste secured the win for UC San Diego in the 102nd minute. From about 20 yards out, Celeste drilled a shot into the bottom left corner of the net, just out of reach of the goalie. With the goal, Kameryn Hoban picked up her first assist as a Triton.
UC San Diego outshot Sonoma State 16-11 during regulation. In the 26th minute, Lucy Tang got around a defender with a spin and rocketed a shot, but it sailed over the crossbar. In the 84th minute, Emily Killeen took a shot from about five yards out, but the goalie kicked it away at the last second.
In the net, Angelica Ramos played all 101 minutes, making six saves.
Tritons captured the CCAA tournament’s top awards – Ramos as defensive MVP and Celeste as offensive MVP.
In addition, Delaney Whittet, Natalie Saddic, Kelsey Kimball and Christina Oddone were named to the All-Tournament Team.
At 3 p.m. Monday, the NCAA will reveal tournament seeds for Division II women’s soccer. The NCAA will stream the show live.
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