No. T-17 Tritons Split Two Contests on Second Day of Barbara Kalbus Invite
IRVINE, Calif. — The No. T-17 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team split two contests in an exciting second day of action at UC Irvine’s Barbara Kalbus Invitational.
UC San Diego (5-8) began the day with a thrilling victory over No. 13 San Jose State, 14-8, before dropping its second matchup later in the afternoon to No. 9 UC Santa Barbara, 8-6.
The Tritons will take on No. 12 Loyola Marymount on Sunday for 11th place, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
UC San Diego 14, SJSU 8
The Tritons came out hot to begin play on Saturday, jumping out to an 8-5 halftime advantage before putting the game away with four more goals in the third period.
The sophomore trio of Ciara Franke, Grace Pevehouse and Taylor Onstott scored three goals apiece, while seniors Chanel Schilling and Maddy Wieseler both scored twice. In addition, junior goalkeeper Reilly Gallagher finished with eight saves.
After leading by three at intermission, Onstott, junior Jessee Ransone and Franke scored consecutive goals to put UC San Diego ahead 11-5 with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter. The Tritons extended their lead to 13-6 after Pevehouse’s power-play score with 7:41 left in the game.
UCSB 8, UC San Diego 6
The Tritons fought hard in the second game of the day behind three goals from Pevehouse, but ultimately ran out of steam against the Gauchos.
UC San Diego rallied from a three-goal deficit to knot the score, 5-5, on Schilling's goal with 6:21 remaining in the game. However, UCSB ran off three-straight scores to take an 8-5 advantage with 3:26 remaining.
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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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