BOSTON - The 16th-ranked Univeristy of California San Diego split a pair of games on the final day of the Harvard Inviitational Sunday at Blodgett Pool in Boston. UC San Deigo dropped a close 7-5 decision to 11th-ranked Princeton before coming back to beat Siena, 13-4 in its final tournament game.
With the split, UCSD moves to 8-10 on the season and finished the weekend with a 3-2 record. The Tritons recorded wins over No. 19 Harvard and Iona Saturday and suffered a loss to No. 14 Indiana on Friday. Princeton improved to 11-0 overall and Siena fell to 0-13.
Seniors Alexis Wieseler and Lauren Boyer tallied all five of UCSD’s goals with three and two, respectively. Wieseler also dished out two assists and grabbed a steal. Freshman Reilly Gallagher had five saves, two steals and one assist in goal.
The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, scoring two quick goals in the first frame before Boyer found the back of the net to make it a 2-1 game.
Wieseler notched back-to-back goals in the second quarter to knot the game at three, with 5:25 showing on the clock. However, the Tigers earned the final goal of the frame to take a 4-3 into halftime.
Princeton opened up the second half with a goal but UCSD answered with back-to-back goals from Wieseler that tied the game at five.
The Tiger defense shut out the Tritons in the final frame to ultimately earn the win. Princetons’ Amy Castellano tallied three goals while Ashleigh Johnson, the starting goalie for the 2016 Olympic gold medalist U.S. national team, made seven saves in goal.
10 different Tritons scored as UCSD cuised to a 13-4 victory over Siena in its fifth-game of the three-day tournament. Junior Colleen Ratcliff, freshman Jessee Ransone and junior Kayla Fedler each tallied two goals while Wieseler, Hanna Schneider, Carly Innis, Rachel Emami, Shelby Stender, Halley Atkinson and Chanel Schilling all scored once for UCSD.
Gallagher totaled seven saves in goal. The Tritons' defense collected 11 steals, led by Wieseler and Innis with two apiece.
GAME ONE BOX SCORE
Princeton 2 2 1 2 - 7
UCSD 1 2 2 0 - 5
Princeton: Amy Castellano 3, Haley Wan 2, Chelsea Johnson 1, Sydney Saxe 1
UCSD: Reilly Gallagher 5
Princeton: Ashleigh Johnson 7