FULLERTON, Calif. – Cal State Fullerton women's soccer begins a four-game road swing by heading to the Bay Area for a match at San Jose State's Spartan Soccer Field on Thursday at 7 p.m. PT.
• Senior Nano Oronoz and freshman Kristen Swales sit at No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, for the Big West Conference in goals scored on the year. Oronoz bagged a hat trick and Swales pumped in two goals of her own against St. Mary's (Aug. 19). Oronoz also scored the game-winning goal against Fresno State (Sep. 2).
• Atlanta Primus is tied for second in the league in assists with three on the year, each of which has been to Nano Oronoz. She also opened her scoring account against Fresno State (Sep. 2), which was off an assist by none other than Oronoz.
• The Titans are fourth in the league in shots per game at 12.17, third in goals per game at 1.50.
• In 2017, Cal State Fullerton qualified for the Big West Conference Tournament for the sixth year in a row, a conference record.
CATCH ALL THE ACTION
Thursday's match will be streamed live on WatchStadium.com.
OPPONENT AND HISTORY
Sep. 6, 2018 at San Jose State | Spartan Soccer Field | 7:00 p.m. PT
The Titans will look to keep San Jose State winless on the year as the Spartans enter the game with a 0-2-2 record. They lost their first two matches of the year and drew their last two.
San Jose State has only scored two goals in its four games on 51 shot attempts. It has allowed four goals in those four games.
The last time the Titans and Spartans met was at Titan Stadium on Sep. 4, 2016 when CSF won 1-0. Overall, the Titans lead the all-time series 3-1.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT - THE FEW, THE PROUD
After having nine seniors on the squad last year, all of which contributed to the 2017 Big West Tournament title, this year's squad has just four seniors.
• A jack-of-all-trades for the Titans and preseason All-Big West honoree Nano Oronoz has played 63 matches for the Titans and started 41 of them. She bagged a hat trick against St. Mary's on Aug. 19, becoming the first Titan to achieve that feat since 2015. She also scored the game-winning goal against Fresno State (Sep. 2) and supplied an assist. She has seven goals and six assists for her career.
• Defender Amanda Larsson has taken the field 51 times for Fullerton, including 29 career starts. Through six matches this season, she has logged the second-most minutes among field players at 520 of a total 566 minutes.
• Midfielder Alba Barrios has played 51 career games in a Titan uniform, including 14 last year with 11 starts. She has scored two goals for her career, both coming as a freshman.
• Midfielder Jessica Simonian is redshirting the 2018 season so she will be back for the 2019 season. She has started 54 games in her time at Fullerton with 43 starts. She has tallied two goals and seven assists over the last three years.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
Junior forward Atlanta Primus, a London, England native, is tied for second in the conference in assists through six matches after she dished out two against St. Mary's (Aug. 19) and one on against Fresno State (Sep. 2). Primus' three assists have all been to Nano Oronoz and Oronoz returned the favor for Primus as she also scored her first goal against Fresno State (Sep. 2). She has scored eight goals and dished out now 11 assists in her career. She is three assists away from being tied for 10th all-time in career assists. The preseason All-Big West honoree led the team in 2017 with 20 points (six goals, eight assists).
SANDERS FILLS VOID
Head coach Demian Brown had a hole to fill in the goal left by (now undergrad assistant coach) Morgan Bertsch who was a 2017 first-team all-conference honoree and 2017 Co-Big West Goalkeeper of the Year. In stepped sophomore Tianna Sanders who had an outstanding opening weekend. She recorded 11 saves against BYU on Aug. 17 and was a brick wall for the Titans. Sanders recorded her first-career clean sheet against Fresno State (Sep. 2) and she currently leads the league in saves with 25 total and 4.17 per game.
COACH HITS TRIPLE DIGITS
With the win against CSUN on Oct. 1, 2017, head coach Demian Brown notched his 100th-career win. Over his 11 years as head coach, Brown has steered the Titans to four Big West regular season championships (2007, 2012, 2014, 2015) and five Big West Tournament championships (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) representing the league as the Big West's automatic qualifier at the NCAA Tournament for four of the last six years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) in addition to the Titans' postseason trip in 2007.
INSTANT IMPACT LINDAHL
Sophomore Delaney Dombek Lindhal, a Southern California native that attended Mission Viejo High School, spent her first year of college at Iowa. But she transferred to Fullerton over the summer and has been a stalwart in Demian Brown's lineup as she has started all six matches in the back four thus far and has the most minutes played of all field players at 523 of 566 total minutes.
NEXT IN LINE
The 2017 Titans featured seniors such as Samantha Koemans (five goals, five assists) Kaycee Hoover (five goals, two assists), Tala Haddad (three goals, three assists), Maribell Morales (three goals, one assist), Connie Caliz (two goals, one assist), all of which played at least 20 of the 22 games for the Titans and over 1,000 minutes. The 2018 squad will have to step into new roles and replace their productivity but Brown feels the team is capable and excited for the challenge.
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