August 14, 2013

Titans Hold First Fall Practice as New Season Approaches

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FULLERTON, Calif.--- The Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team officially got its season going Wednesday, as the team held it's first organized practice of the 2013 fall season.

 

"I was very pleased with our first practice," said head coach Bob Ammann. "For the first day there were a lot of positive things that went on and definitely reason for optimism going forward."

 

The Titans head into the new season with just 13 returners off a squad that qualified for the conference tournament after finishing second in the Big West South in 2012. Fullerton brings in one of the largest classes the program has seen in years, with 11 freshman and 16 newcomers overall.

 

"The biggest challenge is going be just get this group to become a team," said Ammann. "I think there was a lot of individual flare out there today and a lot of very good things, but now it's just going to be about getting everyone on the right page and to play as a unit."

 

With day one in the books, the countdown to opening kick off officially begins, as the Titans ready for their exhibition opener next Monday (Aug. 19) at 7:00 p.m. vs. California followed by another exhibition contest vs. UNLV Aug. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Both contests will be played at Titan Stadium.

 

Fullerton will play in its regular season opener on Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. vs. Memphis in Northridge, Calif. in the opening game of the Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament.