FULLERTON, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton women's soccer will hit the road to play at Missouri on Friday. The match will be played at Audrey J. Walton Soccer Stadium at 5 p.m. PT in Columbia, Mo. You can watch the game live on the SEC Network or here.
Head coach Demian Brown and his squad are 4-2 overall this year and 4-1 at home. Last week, the Titans came back from 2-0 down to defeat Houston 3-2 in double overtime and then earned a 2-0 win on Sunday against Kansas State.
Senior midfielder Atlanta Primus, the Sep. 2 Big West Offensive Player of the Week, is second on the team in goals with three. She scored each of those three goals in consecutive games, tied for the longest scoring streak in program history. Primus is tied for first in the nation with total assists on the year with six. At 17 assists for her career, she is just three away from setting the program record.
Senior forward Maddie Bennett, the reigning Big West Offensive Player of the Week, leads the team with six goals including match-winning goals against both Houston and Kansas state. Junior Haley Brown has a goal and three assists on the year, good for second in the conference and tied for No. 49 in the country. Sophomore Kaya Hawkinson has three assists as well. Redshirt freshman Noa Schumacher has recorded two shutouts on the year as the goalkeeper for the Titans.
As a team, the Titans are seventh in the nation and tops in the Big West in corner kicks per match at 8.00.
Missouri is 5-1 on the year and just had its unbeaten streak snapped last time out against Loyola Chicago in a 2-1 defeat. Julissa Cisneros leads the team with five goals on the year while Sarah Luebbert has three goals and three assists. This will be the first time these two programs have ever played each other.
Brown talked about the squad in-depth in this video here, breaking down the team by position group and talking about the non-conference schedule. Brown has won over 100 matches in his 12 years as head coach. He 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.
Primus was selected as one of 11 student-athletes to be a Preseason All-Big West honoree. It is her second straight year earning the preseason accolade. As a junior, Primus was 2018 All-Conference First Team selection as she started all 18 games she played in. She scored a team-high six goals and led the team in points scored with 15 as she also dished out three assists.
The Big West Conference also announced that Titans were picked fourth in the preseason coaches poll.
Along with a strong crop of newcomers, the Titans also welcome back Alba Barrios and Jessica Simonian from injuries that forced them to miss the entire 2018 season. You can read more about Barrios and her journey here.
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