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The six Triton seniors got a victory on Saturday in their final home game at Canyonview Aquatic Center.

Senior Day Success! No. 10 Tritons Rally to Upend No. 13 Princeton, 8-6

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LA JOLLA, Calif. — When things looked bleak, the Tritons could have folded.

Instead, they sent the seniors out on a high note.

The No. 10-ranked University of California San Diego men’s water polo team rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat No. 13 Princeton, 8-6, on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Canyonview Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt and redshirt freshman Konstantin Karlov each scored twice, while senior Kevin Asplund scored the game-tying goal with 28 second left in the third quarter.

Senior Carson Ivancovich, redshirt junior Kacper Langiewicz and junior Noah Carniglia also scored for UC San Diego (14-5, 4-1 WWPA), while redshirt junior goalkeeper Jack Turner finished with seven saves and two steals.

The Tritons outscored the Tigers in the second half, 6-2, with UC San Diego holding Princeton (13-7, 4-4 NWPC) scoreless in the game’s final 11 minutes.

Trailing 5-2 early in the third quarter, the Tritons went on a 4-1 run to close the period and tie the score, 6-6, heading into the fourth. Turnbow-Lindenstadt put UC San Diego ahead for good, scoring with 5:22 left to play.

Princeton managed just three shots in the final quarter, with two being blocked by Triton defenders.

UC San Diego hits the road to conclude regular-season play this week, as it resumes Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) action at Santa Clara on Thursday, Nov. 1, before taking on UC Davis on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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