The Sonoma State Seawolves defeated UC San Diego in a 1-0 victory to keep the eight game win streak alive. This is only the second time the Seawolves have defeated UCSD in 18 years.
The Sonoma State women’s soccer team is ranked #11 nationally, but with this win on Sunday at Seawolf Soccer field, would keep them number one in their conference.
The speedy Marissa Marable was the first to put points on the board. Marable took a shot 30 yards out to drill it right in the back of the net in minute 18 of the game.
The Seawolves dominated this game by outshooting UCSD 19-5; the best defense in the conference did its job as well.
Ashley Luis continued her shutout streak in the game, making it her 10th shutout and making her scoreless streak to 580 minutes.
UCSD made a couple of close attempts at the end of the game to give them hope, but none of the shots were successful.
Emiria Salzmann Dunn, the coach of the Sonoma State women’s soccer team, knew coming into this game that it was going to be a fight for the win.
“For us to be able to win in this rivalry is huge for our team. I have a lot respect for their success and coaching staff, so I know what they do year in and year out,” said Dunn. “I knew they were going to be a really tough opponent and to be able to keep our win streak is great.”
No team seems to be able to stop the pack of Seawolves as they continue their terror. Coach Dunn says she will keep her game plan the same for the next upcoming game.
“We need to continue keeping everything simple and sticking to key principles day in and day out,” said Dunn. “We’re in first place, we have the best defense in the conference, so we don’t have to do anything different.”
Senior Carolyn Greco is having the most memorable season of her life as her team continues to win.
“This win today felt great, we have only beat this team once since I’ve been at Sonoma State so this was a huge game for our pride,” said Greco. “Our defense had a great game, we all stuck together and stuck to the game plan.”
The Seawolves defense continues to shine as the winning streak continues.
The Seawolves will take on Stanisluas State for their second to last home game of the season on Friday at Seawolf field at 12:30 p.m.