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Men's Water Polo Looks to Keep Momentum Going at California Baptist, Gary Troyer Tournament

UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 9 UC San Diego men’s water polo team will have a busy road slate and play its final regular season tournament in addition to a Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) game against California Baptist.

DETAILS

At No. 16 California Baptist (4-7, 0-1 WWPA)

Thursday, Oct. 3 – 6:00 p.m.

Lancer Aquatics Center

 

No. 20 Whittier* (5-7)

Friday, Oct. 4 – 1:40 p.m.

Haldeman Pool

 

No. 18 Pomona-Pitzer* (7-4)

Friday, Oct. 4 – 7:00 p.m.

Haldeman Pool 

 

Fordham* (10-3)

Saturday, Oct. 5 – 11:40 a.m.

Haldeman Pool

 

Wagner* (3-11)

Saturday, Oct. 5 – 3:40 p.m.

Axelrood Pool

*Gary Troyer Tournament

 

WWPA RANKINGS

UC San Diego (2-0)

UC Davis (1-0)

Loyola Marymount (1-0)

Santa Clara (0-0)

Air Force (0-0)

California Baptist (0-1)

Concordia (0-1)

Fresno Pacific (0-2)

GARY TROYER TOURNAMENT

Pomona-Pitzer, Claremont-Mudd-Scripts and La Verne are the hosts of the Gary Troyer Tournament. UC San Diego will play at Pomona-Pitzer for the Whittier, Pomona and Fordham game. They will play Wagner at Claremont.

SIZING UP CALIFORNIA BAPTIST

California Baptist were selected to finish fourth in the WWPA Preseason Poll. The Lancers are 4-7 on the season with six of their seven losses to ranked opponents. Logan Mena and and Zach Lowery have both picked up weekly WWPA honors this season.

LAST TIME OUT

The Tritons went 3-1 at the SoCal Invitational and finished ninth overall. Their weekend was highlighted by a 12-11 victory in double sudden death over No. 9 UC Davis. Cooper Milton’s game winning goal in the game was his fourth of the game and set a new career high.

RECORD WATCH

With one more goal, Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt will crack the top ten in all time goals. Skyler Munatones needs two more assists to reach the top ten career assist list. 

HOW TO FOLLOW

Live stats through the Fosh and live video will be available for all games this week. Live updates will be provided on twitter @UCSDMWP.

UP NEXT

The Tritons will stay on the road and take on Loyola Marymount Sat. Oct 12 at 1:00 p.m.

About UC San Diego Athletics
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 82 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 37 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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