No. T-17 Tritons Fall in Contest to No. 4 Cal at Barbara Kalbus Invite
IRVINE, Calif. — The No. T-17 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team came up short in its contest against No. 4-ranked California, 15-7, in the opening round of the UC Irvine Barbara Kalbus Invitational on Friday.
Sophomore Taylor Onstott scored three goals to lead UC San Diego (4-7), while senior Chanel Schilling, senior Carly Innis, sophomore Sydney Boland and sophomore Grace Pevehouse scored one goal apiece.
In addition, junior goalkeeper Reilly Gallagher tallied eight saves.
The Tritons faced an uphill climb from the start after falling behind 4-0 early and trailing at the end of the first quarter, 7-1. But as usual, UC San Diego rallied, as Pevehouse’s goal to end the first half cut Cal’s (8-1) deficit to four, 8-4.
A goal by Schilling made the score 9-5 with 7:12 remaining in the third period, and Boland’s fourth-quarter score kept the Tritons within striking distance at 11-6 with 5:22 left in the game.
UC San Diego continues this weekend’s tournament on Saturday morning against No. 13 San Jose State, beginning at 9:15 a.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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