Titans Reunite Before Heading to Denver
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Titans look to a fun weekend ahead as they take on the alumni in an exhibition match on Saturday at 6 p.m. PT at Titan Stadium. To begin the new week, Fullerton looks to remain undefeated on the road as they head to Denver on Monday to face the Pioneers at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium at 6 p.m. PT.
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- Cal State Fullerton leads the Big West Conference standings with an overall record of 5-1-2.
- With the first goal against Utah State (8/27), Atlanta Primus entered the record book with one of the quickest goals to begin a game with a time of 2:26.
- CSF has won back-to-back matches for the second time this season and is currently the only Big West program with a two-game win-streak.
- The Titans have out-cornered all their opponents this season 62-39. At 7.75 corner kicks per game, Fullerton ranks ninth in the country and lead the Big West Conference.
- Fullerton leads the conference in scoring offense with 1.88 goals per game.
OPPONENT AND HISTORY
6:00 p.m. PT | Saturday, Sept. 16 | Titan Stadium
Saturday's friendly comes as the annual match in which the current team plays against past members of Fullerton's squad. The game merges the Titan community uniting past, present and future members of women's soccer.
University of Denver
4:00 p.m. PT | Monday Sept. 18 | University of Denver Soccer Stadium
The Titans (5-1-2) will face off against the Pioneers (3-3-1) on Monday. The Titans will look for redemption as they head to Denver with a 0-2 all-time record against the Pioneers. These teams have only met two other times, once on Sept 1, 2001, where the Titans would lose 1-0, then again on Aug. 29, 2014 where they would lose 2-1 in double overtime.
For the first time in her career, senior Kaycee Hoover earned the Big West Offensive Player of the Week for the week of September 4th. Hoover recorded two goals over the weekend at Titan Stadium. Her first, against Iowa State (9/8) was the goal to solidify the Titans 2-1 win. Her second, would come as a game-winning goal against Utah Valley (9/10) in what was a 3-0 shutout win for CSF. Fullerton scored three goals in the first half, the last time this was recorded was Nov. 11, 2015 against UCSB.
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
Against Iowa State, Sarah Fajnor notched her third goal of the season in the 41st minute with the assist from Jazzmin Mancilla from the middle of the box to find the net. Kaycee Hoover would get on the scorecard with her first goal of the season in the 48th minute with the double assist from Samantha Koemans and Samantha McKenna. The ball crossed the box where Hoover would knock it in.
In what would be the Titans second shut-out of the season, Hoover scored the game-winning goal in the 29th minute via Koemans, tallying her second goal of the season. Tala Haddad netted an Olympic goal in the 36th minute that glided into the back of the net for her second goal of the season. Koemans closed the night out with her third goal of the season off a set piece in the 39th minute.
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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