Cal State LA Soccer Matches Cancelled Due to Poor Air Quality

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Cal State LA Soccer Matches Cancelled Due to Poor Air Quality

Men and women’s soccer games were cancelled on October 31st, 2019 due to the recent wildfires.

Men and women’s soccer games were cancelled on October 31st, 2019 due to the recent wildfires.

Photo by Denae Ayala

Men and women’s soccer games were cancelled on October 31st, 2019 due to the recent wildfires.

Photo by Denae Ayala

Photo by Denae Ayala

Men and women’s soccer games were cancelled on October 31st, 2019 due to the recent wildfires.

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

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Due to the fires burning in Southern California, soccer games scheduled Thursday have been cancelled. This is to ensure player safety.

Currently, there are large areas in the Los Angeles County under extreme red flag warning by the National Weather Service, according to LAist. This means conditions are dangerous for fire growth, due to the combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels.

Both teams were scheduled to play against Cal State San Marcos. The women were scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. and the men at 7:00 p.m.

The battle for a chance to play in the NCAA playoffs continues, with the Cal State LA women’s team ranked fourth in the West Region and the Cal State LA men’s team ranked second in the Super Region 4. 

Only 10 teams will qualify from the Super Region 4 for the men’s tournament and seven teams from the West Region will move forward for the women’s tourney. With only three games left in the California Collegiate Athletic Association the fight is on.

Forward Leslie Ramirez explained how the cancellation of this game is tough for the women’s soccer team: “Without this game who knows if we will be qualified for the tournament, our rankings might get dropped down.”

Both Golden Eagle squads will face UC San Diego on “senior night” on Saturday.

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