Photo by: Derrick Tuskan
Sophomore Grace Pevehouse scored three goals in Sunday's loss to LMU.

No. T-17 Tritons Fall Short in Close Game Against No. 12 LMU, 11-9

UC San Diego

IRVINE, Calif. — The No. T-17 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team fought hard on Sunday afternoon, but came up just short in a matchup against No. 12 Loyola Marymount, 11-9, in the final game of this weekend’s Barbara Kalbus Invitational.

Sophomore Grace Pevehouse finished with a team-high three goals, while senior Chanel Schilling and sophomore Ciara Franke scored two goals apiece.

Sophomore Taylor Onstott and Tera Richardson also scored for UC San Diego (5-9), with junior goalkeeper Reilly Gallagher recording seven saves in the net.

The Tritons were in control for most of the first half on Sunday, and held a 6-5 advantage after Pevehouse’s first goal of the game with 7:22 left in the third quarter. After falling behind by two, an early fourth-quarter goal by Schilling cut UC San Diego’s deficit to 8-7 with 7:42 remaining in the game.

Another Pevehouse score kept the Tritons close at 9-8 with 4:20 to play, and the Tustin, Calif., native scored her third of the day to trim Loyola Marymount’s lead to 10-9 with 2:40 to go. But the Lions responded with a goal from 19 to make it a two-point game with 2:20 left in the fourth.

Pevehouse scored a team-high 10 goals in four games during the three-day tournament.

UC San Diego returns to action next weekend, as it takes a trip to the Midwest to face Michigan in the Wolverine Invitational starting Saturday, March 2, at 7:15 a.m. PT.

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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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