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Sophomore Ciara Franke helped lead the Tritons to three victories at this weekend's Aztec Invitational.

No. 14 Tritons Continue to Surge, Win Three of Four at Aztec Invitational

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SAN DIEGO — The No. 14 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team continued its winning ways over the weekend, winning three out of four games at San Diego State’s Aztec Invitational.

UC San Diego (11-12) began the weekend with an impressive victory on Saturday morning over No. 20 CSUN, 11-4, before defeating Azusa Pacific later in the afternoon, 12-7.

After suffering a setback against No. T-17 Long Beach State, 5-1, to begin play on Sunday morning, the Tritons finished the weekend strong with an 11-4 win over No. 24 Bucknell.

UC San Diego has now won four of its last five games and six of its last eight.

Sophomore Grace Pevehouse matched a career-high with five goals in the victory over CSUN, while senior Shelby Stender scored twice and junior goalkeeper Bennett Bugelli finished with eight saves.

Sophomore Taylor Onstott led the way with four goals in the win over Azusa Pacific, as fellow sophomore Ciara Franke tallied a hat trick with three goals.

Pevehouse closed the weekend with a three-goal performance in the decision over Bucknell, while Bugelli racked up 10 saves.

UC San Diego now has a few weeks off to regroup from a challenging 2019 schedule, and returns to action at California Baptist on Saturday, March 30.

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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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