No. 17 Tritons Knock Off Cal State East Bay for Fifth-Straight Win
HAYWARD, Calif. — Sophomores Taylor Onstott and Grace Pevehouse recorded a hat trick with three goals apiece to lift the No. 17 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team to a road victory over Cal State East Bay, 12-4, on Saturday afternoon.
Seniors Chanel Schilling, Riley Heiduk, Krista Schneider, Maddy Wieseler and sophomores Tera Richardson and Sydney Boland also scored one goal each for the Tritons, who won their fifth-straight game and eight of their last nine.
UC San Diego (15-12, 3-0 WWPA) has won 40-consecutive Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) contests, including postseason, and wraps up regular-season conference play at Sonoma State on Sunday morning beginning at 9 a.m.
The Tritons took an early 2-1 advantage in the first quarter on Saturday and outscored Cal state East Bay 5-0 in the second period to take a 7-1 halftime lead. Scores by Schneider, Boland and Richardson to begin the second half pushed UC San Diego’s lead to nine and helped put the game out of reach.
Onstott recorded the Tritons’ first goal of the game and scored two more in the second quarter to go along with a game-high three steals.
Pevehouse had all three of her goals in the second period, including a five-meter penalty shot with 2:42 left in the first half as well as a score with 1:39 to go before intermission.
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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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