Fullerton to Face Pacific in Round One of the NCAA Tournament
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Titans men's soccer program will make its 10th appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship when it heads north to Stockton, Calif. to take on University of the Pacific at Knoles Field at 7 p.m. PT Thursday in the first round of the tournament.
The Titans have now made 13 NCAA Tournament appearances including the Division II Tournament before jumping to Div. I in 1975.
Fullerton (10-7-4, 5-4-2) clinched its berth in the NCAA Tournament after defeating UC Davis 4-3 in penalty kicks in the Big West Tournament Championship match Saturday Nov. 11. With the victory over UC Davis, the Titans secured their third Big West title in four seasons while appearing in the last four conference tournament finals. The win over the Aggies clinched an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament for Fullerton.
Of the 24 conferences that supports men's and women's soccer, Cal State Fullerton is one of just three schools, including Georgetown and Stanford, that saw both the men's and women's teams clinch automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament.
The Titans will play University of the Pacific who finished second in the West Coast Conference behind San Francisco after finishing the regular season with a record of 12-4-1 and a conference record of 4-2-1.
Fullerton is 6-1 all-time when facing Pacific, including a undefeated 3-0 record when playing them on the road. The last time the two teams met was September 25, 2016 where the Titans fell 2-0 at Titan Stadium. Fullerton last played at Pacific's home turf in 2014 when the Titans secured a 4-0 shutout victory.
Cal State Fullerton Men's Soccer NCAA Tournament History
NCAA First Round – Fullerton at San Francisco
Dec. 5, 1975 – San Francisco defeated Fullerton, 3-2 (OT)
NCAA First Round – Fullerton at UCLA
Nov 16, 1986 – UCLA defeated Fullerton, 3-0
NCAA First Round – Fullerton at Fresno State
Fullerton defeated Fresno State, 4-0
NCAA Second Round – Fullerton at San Diego
Fullerton defeated San Diego, 3-2
NCAA Third Round – Fullerton at San Francisco
Fullerton defeated San Francisco, 1-0
NCAA Semifinals – Fullerton vs. South Carolina
South Carolina defeated Fullerton, 1-0
NCAA First Round – Fullerton vs. UCLA
Nov. 24, 1996 – Fullerton defeated UCLA, 2-1
NCAA Second Round – Fullerton vs. Creighton
Dec. 1, 1996 – Creighton defeated Fullerton, penalty kicks
NCAA First Round – Fullerton vs. San Diego
Nov. 22, 1998 – San Diego defeated Fullerton, 2-1
NCAA First Round – Fullerton at Stanford
Nov. 18, 2000 – Stanford defeated Fullerton, 4-0
NCAA First Round – Fullerton at San Diego
Nov. 20, 2014 – San Diego defeated Fullerton, 2-1
NCAA First Round – Fullerton vs. Santa Clara
Nov. 19, 2015 – Santa Clara defeated Fullerton, 3-0
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