UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (September 9, 2013)
Release: Monday 09/08/2013 
by UCSD
Junior Sara McCutchan leads the Tritons into this weekend's UCSD Invitational.
Junior Sara McCutchan leads the Tritons into this...
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THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Fri., Sept. 13---WVolleyball---UCSD hosts UCSD Invitational---2:30 & 7:30 PM
Fri., Sept. 13---MWater Polo---UCSD at Claremont---3:00 PM

Fri., Sept. 13---WSoccer---UCSD at Cal State Dominguez Hills---4:30 PM
Fri., Sept. 13---MSoccer---UCSD at Cal State Dominguez Hills---7:00 PM

Sat., Sept. 14---Cross Country---UCSD at UC Riverside Invitational---7:30 AM
Sat., Sept. 14---MWater Polo---UCSD vs. Pomona-Pitzer (at Claremont)---11:00 AM
Sat., Sept. 14---MWater Polo---UCSD vs. USC (at Claremont)---1:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 14---WVolleyball---UCSD hosts UCSD Invitational---2:30 & 7:30 PM

Sun., Sept. 15---MSoccer---UCSD at Cal State L.A.---11:30 AM
Sun., Sept. 15---WSoccer---UCSD at Cal State L.A.---2:00 PM


VOLLEYBALL OFF TO BLAZING START; HOSTS TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, SATURDAY
Undefeated after sweeping through last weekend’s Coyote Classic in San Bernardino, Coach Ricci Luyties’ 22nd-ranked Women’s Volleyball team (4-0) returns to RIMAC Arena to host the eight-team UCSD Invitational this Friday and Saturday…Using a pre-determined schedule format, the Tritons will face Cal Baptist and Point Loma on day one while taking on Fresno Pacific and Alaska Anchorage day two.


UCSD knocked off two ranked teams, No. 24 Central Washington and No. 13 Regis, in San Bernardino and junior middle blocker Sara McCutchan made the all-tournament team, recording 34 kills, six aces and nine blocks… Luyties also got consistently strong performances from junior setter Amber Hawthorne (81 assists/5 aces), sophomore outside hitters Danielle Dahle and Sophie Rowe and senior libero Brittany Lombardi (57 digs)…For more Women’s Volleyball news, click here.

MEN’S SOCCER OPENS UP 2-0; CCAA PLAY TO BEGIN FRIDAY AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS
Looking to build on a 2-0 non-conference record, Coach Jon Pascale’s Men’s Soccer team opens CCAA play this Friday at pre-season league favorite Cal State Dominguez Hills and tangles with Cal State L.A. two days later, also on the road…Pascale and Co. overcame a 1-0 deficit and a 35-minute man-down situation to top Cal Baptist, 2-1 (OT), in their season opener last Thursday…Senior Alessandro Canale scored the equalizer and senior Andisheh Bagheri netted a PK for the game winner…The Tritons pummeled the opposing goal with 18 shots (goals by Tsuk Haroush and Jacob Valadez) and senior keeper Josh Cohen pitched a shutout in Saturday’s, 3-0, home triumph over Point Loma…For more info on Men’s Soccer, click here.


Watch Saturday’s post-game interview with Head Coach Jon Pascale.
Watch Saturday’s post-game interview with senior Tsuk Haroush.

WOMEN’S SOCCER SPLITS OPENING WEEK CONTESTS; CCAA PLAY LOOMS
The No. 3-ranked Women’s Soccer team will bring a 1-1 mark into the beginning of conference play this weekend…Coach Brian McManus’s young side escaped with a 2-1 victory over No. 12 Seattle Pacific last Thursday, overcoming a shaky first half to erase a 1-0 shortfall after the break with goals from Kiera Bocchino and Cassie Callahan…Despite a much better overall showing, UCSD dropped a 1-0 stunner two nights later against No. 22 Western Washington as the Vikings slipped in the game-winner with 1:08 remaining in regulation after a tangle-up in the box…Both contests were at Triton Soccer Stadium…In the season opener, McManus had four freshmen in the starting lineup along with only four players who had started during the 2012 season…UCSD begins CCAA activity on the road Friday at Cal State Dominguez Hills and moves over to Cal State L.A. Sunday…To get more complete updates on Women’s Soccer, click here.


Watch Thursday night’s post-game interview with Head Coach Brian McManus.
Watch Thursday night’s post-game interview with redshirt freshman Kiera Bocchino.
Watch Saturday night’s post-game interview with Head Coach Brian McManus.

           

YOUTHFUL TRITONS MAKE POSITIVE IMPRESSION AT OPENING TOURNEY
Coach Denny Harper’s No. 11 Men’s Water Polo team heads to Claremont this weekend where it will faced Claremont Friday and then both Pomona-Pitzer and No. 1-ranked USC in a three-hour span Saturday…The Tritons, who don’t have a single senior on their roster, split four games at last weekend’s 11-team Triton Invitational…Saturday, junior Matt Michalko racked up three goals as UCSD opened up an 11-3 lead before coasting home, 12-8, over Redlands…They then gave No. 4 Cal a fight before succumbing, 13-10, despite four goals from junior Tommy Friedrich…Soph Jeff Jarvis rifled home five goals in a 12-3 Sunday morning romp over Cal Lutheran and UCSD closed out the weekend with a 16-6 defeat at the hands of No. 2 UCLA …For the latest Men’s Water Polo news, click here.


Watch Saturday’s post-game interview with junior Tommy Friedrich.
Watch Sunday’s post-game interview with Head Coach Denny Harper.

UC RIVERSIDE INVITATIONAL NEXT FOR CROSS COUNTRY
Stepping up in class, the Cross Country team travels to the Inland Empire for this Saturday’s UC Riverside Invitational on the Highlanders’ campus course…It will feature a predominantly Division I field with a smattering of CCAA teams included and for the Tritons comes on the heels of a triumphant season-opening performance in last Friday’s UCSD Opener…Coach Nate Garcia saw both teams win handily, the women outpointing runner-up Point Loma, 20-70, and the men topping second place Mesa College, 20-40…Both squads had 2-3-4-5 individual finishes with junior Madison Tanner pacing the women, posting a career best 15:38.7 over the 2.5 mile course and senior Kellen Levy clocking 21:39.9 while finishing second in the four-mile men’s event….The women will extend to 5K this week and the men 8K...For complete cross country coverage, click here.


Watch Friday’s post-meet interview with Head Coach Nate Garcia.
Watch Friday’s post-race interview with junior Madison Tanner.
Watch Friday’s post-race interview with senior Kellen Levy.

NEWS & NOTES
This week’s edition of Triton Talk, UCSD’s online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, is scheduled to feature interviews with Women’s Volleyball Coach Ricci Luyties as well as soccer standouts Josh Cohen and Cassie Callahan…The show will be posted Wednesday afternoon at ucsdtritons.com.


For the latest in Triton athletic gear, make sure to visit ucsdtritonsgear.com…Run by UCSD Athletics’ new online partner Advanced-Online, ucsdtritonsgear.com provides a web-based, on-demand option for Triton Athletic apparel and merchandise...Fans have access to over 600 products which can be produced and shipped in 24 hours...Click here to check it out.

Tickets to the first UC San Diego Athletic Hall of Fame brunch are available to the public on a limited basis…The event, which will fete the Hall of Fame’s eight-person inaugural class---Christine Behrens (tennis), Doug Dannevik (volleyball coach), Ele Johnson (soccer), Bill Kazmierowicz (swimming/water polo), Diana Klintworth (volleyball), Travis Miller (swimming), Julie Swail (water polo) and Judy Sweet (administrator)---will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:00 AM in UCSD’s Price Center East Ballroom…Tickets are $25 per person and may be reserved by calling (858) 534-8460 or e-mailing tritons@ucsd.edu.

The UCSD Athletic Dept. hosts a variety of sports camps and clinics throughout the year...For more information on available options, click here.

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