FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team will make its eighth appearance in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship when the Titans take on Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. The field of 64 teams was announced Monday afternoon by the Division I Women's Soccer Committee.
The Titans (12-5-4, 4-3-1 BWC) secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament after appearing in their sixth consecutive Big West Conference Tournament championship on Sunday (11/05). Cal State Fullerton tied CSUN 1-1 and took the match into a dramatic penalty kick shootout where the Titans won 4-3.
With the win, the Titans received an automatic bid for the 2017 championship.
Fullerton will play Pepperdine, which is 14-2-3 overall and 8-0-1 in the West Coast Conference. The Waves are the West Coast Conference Champions.
The Titans and Waves last met in 2014 in Fullerton, where Pepperdine would win 2-1 in overtime.
Overall, Cal State Fullerton is 4-9-2 against Pepperdine in program history. The Titans are 2-4-1 when playing the Waves in Malibu.
The match will be played at 1:00 p.m. PT on Saturday in Malibu, Calif.
Cal State Fullerton Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament History
NCAA FIRST ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (13-7) at #3 UCLA (18-2)
Nov. 16, 2001 – UCLA defeated CSF, 3-0, at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
NCAA FIRST ROUND – UNLV (13-7-3) at #15 Cal State Fullerton (18-3)
Nov. 11, 2005 – CSF defeated UNLV, 1-0 (OT), at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif.
NCAA SECOND ROUND - #24 USC (13-6-2) at #15 Cal State Fullerton (19-3)
Nov. 13, 2005 – CSF defeated USC, 3-1, at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif.
NCAA THIRD ROUND - #17 Cal State Fullerton (19-4) at #7 Virginia (18-5-1)
Nov. 20, 2005 – Virginia defeated CSF, 2-1, at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
NCAA FIRST ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (12-7-2) vs. LMU (10-3-6)
Nov. 10, 2006 – CSF defeated LMU, 3-0, at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
NCAA SECOND ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (12-8-2) at #3 UCLA (19-3)
Nov. 12, 2006 - #3 UCLA defeated CSF, 3-1, at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
NCAA FIRST ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (12-8-2) at #1 UCLA (17-1-2)
Nov. 16, 2007 - #1 UCLA defeated CSF, 3-1, at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
NCAA FIRST ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (8-7-7) at #17 Stanford (14-5-1)
Nov. 15, 2013 - #17 Stanford defeated CSF, 1-0, at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
NCAA FIRST ROUND – Cal State Fullerton (10-8-4) at #3 Stanford (18-1-2)
Nov. 14, 2014 - #3 Stanford defeated CSF, 5-2, at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
NCAA FIRST ROUND– #25 Cal State Fullerton (16-3-2) at #11 USC (14-5-2)
Nov. 13, 2015 –USC tied CSF, 3-3 in 2OT and lost in penalty kicks 4-3 at McAlister Stadium, in Los Angeles, Calif.
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