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Senior Halley Atkinson and the Tritons fell short against LMU on Friday.

No. 17 Tritons Drop Contest to No. 12 Loyola Marymount, 12-6

UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The No. T-17 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team dropped a home game against No. T-12 Loyola Marymount, 12-6, on Friday evening at Canyonview Aquatic Center.

Sophomore Taylor Onstott finished with two goals and an assist, while fellow sophomore Tera Richardson recorded a goal and an assist.

The loss was just the Tritons third in their last 14 home contests, as it snapped a four-game winning streak against Loyola Marymount (4-5).

After a back-and-forth first quarter that saw UC San Diego (4-6) fall behind 3-2, the Tritons trailed at halftime, 5-3, and faced a 10-4 deficit at the end of the third quarter.

Sophomore goalkeeper Bennett Bugelli recorded four saves, while junior goalkeeper Reilly Gallagher came off the bench to finish with five saves.

UC San Diego returns to action next weekend, as it competes in UC Irvine’s Barbara Kalbus Invitational Feb. 22-24. The Tritons first contest will be against California on Friday, Feb. 22, beginning at 1:45 p.m.

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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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