No. 14 Tritons Send Seniors Out on Top With Win Over Pomona-Pitzer, 12-4
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The No. 14 University of California San Diego women’s water polo team sent its senior class out on top with a home victory over Pomona-Pitzer, 12-4, on Senior Night Saturday evening at Canyonview Aquatic Center.
UC San Diego (17-13, 4-0 WWPA) has won six of its last seven games, and will close out the regular season with the annual Harper Cup rivalry game against San Diego State next Saturday, April 20, at Aztec Aquaplex.
Sophomore Ciara Franke led the way with three goals and two steals, while senior Shelby Stender scored twice and senior Krista Schneider matched a career high with five assists in their final home games.
The Tritons shook off a slow start to take a 2-0 lead after the first quarter behind goals from Franke and Stender, while Boland scored twice in the second quarter to push UC San Diego’s halftime lead to 5-1.
Sophomore Robyn Carter opened the second half with a power-play goal off an assist from Schneider, and a score by sophomore Grace Pevehouse on a pass from Boland put the Tritons ahead 10-3 at the end of the third quarter.
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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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