Big West Title Up For Grabs As Regular Season Comes To A Close
Women's Soccer Weekly Release No. 11
BIG WEST AT A GLANCE
IF THE TOURNAMENT HAPPENED TODAY
CSUN (14 PTS)
Last time CSUN won BWT: 2012
(def. CSF 1-0 in OT)
Last time CSUN appeared in BWT: 2016
(LBSU def. CSUN 1-0 in semifinals)
Last time CSUN won regular season: 2016
As host of the 2017 Big West Tournament, CSUN looks to avenge its loss in the 2016 semifinals to the eventual champion, Long Beach State.
UC IRVINE (13 PTS)
Last time UCI won BWT: 1997
(def. CP, 3-2 in 2OT)
Last time UCI appeared in BWT: 2016
Last time UCI won regular season: 2011 (19 PTS)
UCI looks to avenge LBSU loss in the Big West Tournament final last year after falling 3-0 to the Beach.
UC DAVIS (11 PTS)
Last time UCD won BWT: NA
Last time UCD appeared in BWT: 2011
(UCI def. UCD, 1-0 in semifinals)
Last time UCD won regular season: NA
Davis has not won more than three games in league since 2011, when it last appeared in the Big West Tournament (4-3-1). Another league win would be the most for coach Twila Kaufman when at the helm for the Aggies.
CAL STATE FULLERTON (10 PTS)
Last time CSF won BWT: 2015
Last time CSF appeared in BWT: 2016
(Tied UCI 1-1, UCI adv. on penalty kicks)
Last time CSF won regular season: 2015
Cal State Fullerton looks to make its sixth-straight conference tournament appearance. No team has ever made six consecutive trips to the league tourney.
CSUN ONLY SQUAD THAT’S PUNCHED TICKET
In the final week of the regular season, CSUN is the only team to have secured its place in the Big West Tournament. With a 0-0 2 OT draw versus UC Davis, The Matadors brought their point total to 14 and punched its ticket to the conference tourney. The rest of the three spots are up for grabs as just seven games remain in the regular season.
REGULAR SEASON TITLE UP FOR GRABS
It’s (almost) anyone’s regular season crown! Five teams remain in the hunt: CSUN (defending regular season champion), UC Irvine, UC Davis, Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside.