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Sophomore Ciara Franke scored eight games in two wins on Saturday.

Franke, No. 17 Tritons Hit Stride in Wins Over Brown, No. 25 CBU

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The No. 17 University of California San Diego women's water polo team came out sharp following a 20-day layoff to earn victories over Brown, 14-8, and No. 25 California Baptist, 14-4, on Saturday at CBU's Lancer Aquatics Center.

Sophomore Ciara Franke scored a total of eight goals in the two victories, including a career-high five goals in the win over Brown to begin the day, while sophomore goalkeeper Bennett Bugelli tallied 20 saves total.

UC San Diego (13-12) has now won six of its last seven games.

Senior Shelby Stender recorded a hat trick of her own with three goals against Brown, while sophomore Grace Pevehouse scored twice and Bugelli had 10 saves.

Freshman Maddie Bockman scored a career-best three goals in the road win over California Baptist, as senior Chanel Schilling, sophomore Robyn Carter and sophomore Taylor Onstott recorded two goals apiece.

The Tritons resume action next weekend, as they hit the road for a three-game Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) road trip against Cal State Monterey Bay (April 5), Cal State East Bay (April 6) and Sonoma State (April 7).

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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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