Tritons Storm into WWPA Semifinals With 20-5 Win Over Cal State Monterey Bay
GENEVA, Ohio — Seniors Carly Innis and Chanel Schilling recorded hat tricks with three goals apiece, leading the UC San Diego women’s water polo team to a 20-5 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay in the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Championship Quarterfinals at the SPIRE Institute.
No. 1-seeded UC San Diego (19-13) won its 15th-consecutive conference tournament game, and advances to Saturday’s WWPA Semifinal against No. 4 Gannon, beginning at 12 p.m. PT. The Tritons have won six-straight conference championships, 43-straight WWPA contests and nine of their last 10 overall.
Innis also recorded three steals, while both senior Shelby Stender and sophomore Tera Richardson had two goals and two assists. Junior goalkeeper Reilly Gallagher finished with 10 saves to earn the victory.
The Tritons took a 6-0 lead in the first period behind two goals apiece from Stender and sophomore Grace Pevehouse.
Second-quarter scores from the senior trio of Halley Atkinson, Riley Heiduk and Maddy Wieseler extended the halftime lead to 9-2. The Tritons tacked on five goals in the third quarter and six in the fourth.
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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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