Fullerton Welcomes Iowa St. and Utah Valley to Titan Stadium
FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton women's soccer is set to take on Iowa State on Friday at 5:00 p.m. PT then finish the weekend against Utah Valley on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. PT at Titan Stadium.
CATCH ALL THE ACTION
Fans can follow the action all weekend long with live audio, live stats here and the live stream here for match vs. Iowa State. Against Utah Valley, live audio will be available here, live stats can be found here and the live stream can be found here.
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- Cal State Fullerton leads the Big West Conference standings with an overall record of 3-1-2.
- With the first goal against Utah State (8/27), Atlanta Primus entered the record book with one of the quickest goal to begin a game with a time 2:26.
- The Titans have out-cornered all their opponents this season 49-26. At 8.17 corner kicks per game, Fullerton ranks ninth in the country and lead the Big West Conference.
- The Titans are off to their best start since 2015 when the team started off 6-0.
- Fullerton leads their opponents with a shot on goal percentage .438 - .358.
OPPONENT AND HISTORY
5:00 p.m. PT | Friday, Sept. 8 | Titan Stadium
Friday's match will be the first time the teams compete. Iowa State comes to Titan Stadium with a season record of 2-3-1.
4:00 p.m. PT | Sunday Sept. 10 | Titan Stadium
The Titans will host the Wolverines in what will also be the first times the two teams meet. Utah Valley comes to Fullerton with a 2-4 season record.
PRIMUS IN HER PRIME
Reigning from London, England, sophomore Atlanta Primus leads the Titans with four goals this season. Primus has currently scored a goal in each of the last three games. Last year, Primus notched one goal and was appointed to the Big West Conference All-Freshmen Team. Currently, she is tied with UC Santa Barbara's Amanda Ball for the most goals in the league. Primus's father, Linvoy Primus, had a 16-year professional career as a defender playing for Charlton Athletic, Barnet, Reading and Portsmouth.
FINDING THE BACK OF THE NET
In the season opener against Seattle University at Titan Stadium, Atlanta Primus exploded onto the field with a goal (3:09). Primus controlled the ball down the middle and netted it into the left side of the goal unassisted. Sarah Fajnor would add to the hot streak with a goal to follow in (7:05) the eighth minute. Off the turnover, Fajnor would create the opportunity for the goal from the left for the game winner.
At Fresno State, Samantha Koemans would score an equalizing goal to put Fullerton back in the game and move the momentum forward. The Titans offense would attack again in the 59th minute with a goal by Sarah Fajnor, her second of the season. With this goal Fajnor would now boost the team to a season record of 2-0.
In Provo, Utah the Titans would take on No.17 BYU. Once again Samantha Koemans would equalize the game with a goal from the left corner of the box in the 30th minute to keep spirits up and send the Titans into double overtime.
Against Utah State, Atlanta Primus would again erupt onto the field with a record setting goal in the 2nd minute. Primus and the offense would outshoot Utah 15-8.
Tala Haddad would get her first of the season against Saint Mary's. Haddad on the far-left wing with the assist from Sarah Fajnor to boot the ball into the net in the 8th minute of play. In the 34th minute Atlanta Primus would once again find the back of the net off a cross from Tala Haddad. Sophia French would close the match against the Gaels finalizing the 3-0 shutout with her first goal of the season with the assist from Samantha Koemans.
IN THE PRESEASON POLL
The Titans came in second place in Big West's women's soccer preseason poll released on Aug. 10. Cal State Fullerton secured 63 points in the polls, trailing Long Beach State in first with 78 points. Titans Connie Caliz made the preseason All-Conference Team.
The Titans finished last season 8-10-1 (5-3-0 Big West). This gave the team a fourth-place finish in the Big West Conference. Jazzmin Mancilla was out for the season after tearing her ACL in the season opener against Saint Mary's. The Titans made it to the semi-final of the Big West Conference Tournament where they fell to UC Irvine in PK's at George Allen Field in Long Beach, Calif.
Titans welcome back 25 members from last year's squad, including 10 starters from last year. Out of the 10, nine are seniors entering their final year with the program. Senior Morgan Bertsch, is expected to anchor the goal for the Titans. She made four starts in net compiling, a 1-2-0 record with a save percentage of .800. The Titans also welcome back their leading scorer from a year ago in Sarah Fajnor. Tala Haddad makes her return to the Titan midfield. She secured nine points for Titans scoring three goals while recording three assists. She is expected to have a strong senior year. The senior complied 16 points on seven goals scored and two assists.
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Fans can purchase tickets for various Cal State Fullerton athletic events by visiting FullertonTitans.com/Tickets. The Athletic Ticket Office can also be contacted by phone at 657-278-2783 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ticket Office is located at the Titan House off of Gymnasium Drive at the eastern end of the Intramural Fields and is open from 10 am – 4 pm PT, Monday – Friday.
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