Oct. 16, 2008
FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team (6-8-1 overall, 1-3 in the Big West Conference) looks to snap out of a recent funk this weekend when the Titans take on a pair of local rivals with three weeks left in the regular season. Fullerton travels to south Orange County for a Friday night (Oct. 17) match-up against UC Irvine at 7 p.m., before welcoming Long Beach State to Titan Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 19) for a 6 p.m. kick-off.
IN THE POLLS: Neither Cal State Fullerton nor its opponents are ranked nationally in the top 25 this week, but Long Beach State is receiving votes (7) in this week's NSCAA poll.
CATCH IT "LIVE": Can't make the trip out to the field this weekend? Live Internet audio will be available for both of this weekend's contests as veteran broadcaster Mike Martinez will carry the play-by-play from both Anteater and Titan Stadiums.
SCOUTING THE ANTEATERS: UC Irvine enters the weekend with a 7-6-1 overall record and a 1-1-1 mark in conference play following a scoreless draw against Long Beach State in its only action last week... Kate Berrini leads the team offensively with four goals and 10 points while six other players have found the back of the net... Three keepers have seen action for UCI this season with sophomore Danielle de Seriere making six starts (1.50 GAA, 22 saves) the incumbent in net alongside Erica Quevedo (0.23 GAA, 29 saves) and Erin Henry (1.24 GAA, 16 saves), who have made four starts apiece.
VERSUS UC IRVINE: Cal State Fullerton leads the all-time series with UCI by a 9-4-1 count, winning the last eight straight against the Anteaters dating back to 2001 - including a 2-1 double overtime win in the semifinals of last season's Big West Tournament... The Titans have outscored the Anteaters 21-4 during their recent winning streak, including four shutouts... UCI last posted a win over Fullerton in 2000, a 4-1 victory in Irvine... The Titans are 4-2-1 all-time in Irvine.
SCOUTING THE 49ERS: Long Beach State enters the week with an 8-4-3 overall record and a 2-0-1 mark in conference play... The 49ers battled UC Irvine to a scoreless tie last weekend and to San Diego, 1-0, after opening league play with wins over UC Davis (1-0) and Pacific (2-1)... Sophomore Lindsay Bullock leads the team with seven goals and 15 points while three other players have multiple goals... Liz Ramos has started 11 of the 12 matches in net, posting a 0.67 goals against average to go with 42 saves and six shutouts.
VERSUS LONG BEACH STATE: Fullerton leads the all-time series with Long Beach State, 6-4, including posting wins in three of the last four meetings... The Titans defeated the 49ers, 1-0, last season in Long Beach to avenge a 1-0 loss to Long Beach State in 2006... Fullerton posted back-to-back 3-0 wins in 2004 and 2005... The Titans are just 2-3 against the 49ers at home compared to a 4-1 mark on the road.