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Tritons Come up Short of Upset Against LBSU

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – The No. T-9 Tritons fought till the end but ultimately fell short of upsetting No. 6 Long Beach State Wednesday evening. The Tritons fell 12-10 and dropped to 18-6 on the season.

Despite the loss, Skyler Munatones and Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt had impressive performances. Munatones had three goals and two assists while Turnbow-Lindenstadt had a game high five goals.

Both teams played stout defense, limiting shooting opportunities while holding each other to low percentages on power play. Jackson Ranj was in the middle of several big defensive plays and recorded two saves.

UC San Diego took its first lead of the game late in the third quarter with a goal from Connor McManigal. Both teams would exchange a couple of goals to tie up the score at nine all to close out the quarter.

With under three minutes to go, Long Beach scored to go up 11-10. The Tritons could not get their offense going and Long Beach added an insurance goal to close out the game.

The Tritons are back in action at Canyonview pool on Saturday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. UC San Diego will play UC Davis in a game that will determine the Western Water Polo Association regular season conference championship. 

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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, beginning in summer 2020, will begin a full Division I and Big West Conference schedule and a 4-year reclassification period to Division I status. 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 - the highest rate among NCAA Division II institutions for the second straight year. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, nearly 1,400 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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