UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (September 30, 2013)
Release: Sunday 09/29/2013 
by UCSD
Senior Gavin Lamming and the No. 22 Men's Soccer team are on the road in NorCal this weekend.
Senior Gavin Lamming and the No. 22 Men's...
Courtesy: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Thu., Oct. 3---WVolleyball at Cal Poly Pomona---7:00 PM

Fri., Oct. 4---MWater Polo vs. UCLA---6:00 PM
Fri., Oct. 4---MSoccer at Cal State Stanislaus---7:00 PM
Fri., Oct. 4---WSoccer at Cal State Stanislaus---7:00 PM

Sat., Oct. 5---WVolleyball at Humboldt State---7:00 PM

Sun., Oct. 6---MSoccer at Cal State East Bay---11:30 AM
Sun., Oct. 6---WSoccer at Cal State East Bay---2:00 PM

MEN’S SOCCER EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO FOUR; TAKES OVER FIRST PLACE IN CCAA SOUTH
Sporting a four-game winning streak, ranked 22nd nationally and sitting atop the CCAA South Division standings (tied with Cal State L.A.),  Coach Jon Pascale’s Men’s Soccer team travels to Northern California this weekend to tangle with  Cal State Stanislaus (3-4-1/2-4) and Cal State East Bay (2-6/2-4)…The two teams are tied for fourth in the CCAA North…UCSD, now 6-1-1 overall, one of the nation’s top defensive teams a year ago, has posted four consecutive shutouts, the last two coming at home over the weekend.

Senior Cory Wolfrom’s first goal of the season, coming with just 17 seconds left in the first half,  and an insurance tally by transfer Alessandro Canale lifted the Tritons to a 2-0 home victory over Humboldt State Friday night…Keeper Josh Cohen stopped five shots in recording his fourth shutout of the fall…Cohen and the defense were at it again Sunday, stopping CCAA North Division-leading Sonoma State, 1-0…The lone goal of the contest came in the 31st minute as senior Andisheh Bagheri drilled a free kick off a Seawolf defender and into the net…To stay up-to-date on Men’s Soccer, click here.

Watch Friday night’s post-game interview with senior Cory Wolfrom.
Watch Sunday’s post-game interview with Coach Jon Pascale.
Watch Sunday’s post-game interview with senior Josh Cohen.

W-SOCCER LOOKS TO REBOUND FROM WINLESS WEEKEND IN NORCAL
Now winless in four consecutive games (one loss and three ties), Coach Brian McManus’s Women’s Soccer team will try to find the win column on the road this weekend…It won’t be easy as the Tritons take on undefeated CCAA North leader Cal State Stanislaus (7-0-1/5-0-1) Friday and Cal State East Bay (2-6/2-4) Sunday…UCSD, 3-2-3 overall and 2-1-3 in conference, finds itself second in the CCAA South Division, four points behind first place Cal State San Bernardino.

In recording a draw and a loss at home last weekend, the Tritons let two winnable opportunities slip away…Friday night, UCSD out-shot visiting Humboldt State, 27-5, but couldn’t find the back of the net as the two clubs played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer…Then, Sunday, against No. 16 Sonoma State, UCSD fell behind, 2-1, after a poor first half, rallied to tie it at two only to surrender a late goal that resulted in a 3-2 defeat…Freshman Jamie Benedetto accounted for both scores, giving her three for the season…Click here for more information on Women’s Soccer.

Listen to Friday night's post-game comments from Coach Brian McManus.
Listen to Sunday's post-game comments from Coach Brian McManus.

WOMEN’S V-BALL TAKES TWO ON ROAD; AT CAL POLY POMONA, HUMBOLDT STATE THIS WEEKEND
Coach Ricci Luyties’ 10th-ranked Women’s Volleyball squad finishes up a grueling seven-match, conference-opening road trip this weekend, battling Cal Poly Pomona (3-9/1-3) Thursday and then going to the northern reaches of the state to meet Humboldt State (7-4/2-2) Saturday…After going 2-1 last week, UCSD is now 11-2 overall and 3-2 in CCAA play, putting them in a tie for third on the conference ladder.

Last Wednesday, the Tritons opened the three-match week with a four-set loss at Cal State San Bernardino, their second defeat in as many outings…Any after effects were shaken off Friday, when senior Lizzy Andrews racked up 10 kills and the entire 14-player lineup hit the stat sheet as the Tritons routed host Cal State Stanislaus in straight sets…Libero Brittany Lombardi had 24 digs and three aces and soph setter Heidi Sierks dished out 31 assists…UCSD made it two straight the next night, rebounding from a first game loss to dust off Chico State, 3-1…Sierks directed the Triton offense to a solid .270 hitting night, distributing 52 assists and the trio of Sara McCutchan (14), Danielle Dahle (13) and Sophie Rowe (10) combined for 37 kills…Click here for all things women’s volleyball.

        

POLO DUMPS NO. 7 LMU, NAVY; NO. 1 UCLA HERE FRIDAY
The 14th-ranked Men’s Water Polo team gets its toughest test of the season Friday night when top-ranked UCLA invades Canyonview Pool for a 6:00 PM showdown with the Tritons…Coach Denny Harper’s club is now 7-7 after topping both No. 7 Loyola Marymount, 11-7, and Navy, 11-9, last week before dropping an 11-7 decision to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara.

A raucous home crowd of 1,639 watched the Tritons rebound from an early, 2-0 deficit to turn back LMU on Wednesday…A four-goal third period propelled UCSD as five different players had multi-goal games and junior goalie Cameron Ravanbach stopped 12 shots...Down, 6-4, to Navy at intermission, the UCSD again posted big third quarter numbers, going on a 6-0 run to take control of the contest…Ravanbach registered another 12 saves while junior Joe Dietrich and sophomore Jeff Jarvis rang up three goals each…For complete water polo news, click here.

Watch Wednesday night’s post-game interview with Head Coach Denny Harper.
Watch Wednesday night’s post-game interview with sophomore Chase Cockerill.
Watch Friday night’s post-game interview with Head Coach Denny Harper.
Watch Friday night’s post-game interview with junior Joe Dietrich.
Watch Saturday’s post-game interview with Head Coach Denny Harper.

MEN, WOMEN FIFTH AT MAJOR D-II XC INVITATIONAL
The progress continues for Coach Nate Garcia’s Cross Country team…Last Saturday, the Triton men and women’s both grabbed fifth place in the Division II section of the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis…The men, competing in a 44-team field, were paced by a 24th place finish from junior Tanner Collins who covered the 8K distance in 26:11…Seniors Kellen Levy (45th) and Matt Lenehan (47th) followed Collins across the line…The women, who tied for fifth with Southwest Baptist, again saw balanced results…Transfer Paige Hughes (27th/23:18) was first home in the 6K contest, with sophomore Marie Diaz (40th), senior Ximena Cruz (42nd), junior Michelle LeRoux (47th) and senior Chia Chang (66th) rounding out the scorers.

Meanwhile, the Triton “B” squads were turned loose in the CSUSB Coyote Invitational and responded with impressive results as well…Led by freshman Brendan Gee’s first place individual performance (26:19), the men took the team crown while the women captured fourth…Next up for the Tritons is the Oct. 12 Triton Classic…For up-to-date cross country information, click here.

NEWS & NOTES
This week’s edition of Triton Talk, UCSD’s weekly online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, is scheduled to feature interviews with head coaches Denny Harper (men’s water polo) and Ricci Luyties (women’s volleyball) as well as senior midfielder Cory Wolfrom from the Men’s Soccer team…The show will be posted Wednesday afternoon at ucsdtritons.com.

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.

Jim Ragan, former head coach at Vanderbilt and Oklahoma, is taking over as the new Head Golf Coach at UC San Diego...Ragan replaces longtime coach, Mike Wydra, who retired in July...In addition to his collegiate head coaching stints, Ragan was also an assistant at Texas.

Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams got plenty of fall season experience in at last week’s ITA Division II West Region Championships at Cal State L.A…On the men’s side, senior Max Jiganti reached the quarterfinals in singles and paired with junior Devon Sousa in advancing to the semi-finals in doubles…In women’s play, the sophomore tandem of Kyra Scott and Paula Chou teamed for a quarterfinals appearance in doubles and both reached the quarterfinal round in singles as well.

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