September 17, 2018

Matt Merrill - Soccer

Fifth-year senior Matt Merrill led No. 14 UC San Diego to an unbeaten CCAA start. His first collegiate goal proved to be the winner in Friday night's 2-1 triumph over Cal State Monterey Bay. The stunning strike from 25 yards out came in the 80th minute as he one-timed Brett Jones' corner kick into the upper right corner, off the crossbar and in. The holding central midfielder then helped anchor the defense in a scoreless draw with Cal State East Bay on Sunday.

Mary Reilly - Soccer

Senior forward Mary Reilly scored five of No. 2 UC San Diego's eight goals during a perfect start to their CCAA title defense. She hit for four in Friday night's 6-1 romp over CSUMB, notching a first-half hat trick over a span of 19:27 en route to matching the best single-game output of her college career. The Chula Vista product then opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-1 victory over East Bay. Reilly moved up to seventh on the all-time chart, now at 39 career goals.

September 10, 2018

Sam Thompson - Water Polo

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Sam Thompson totaled 23 saves, three steals and an assist over the weekend, leading No. 12 UC San Diego to a pair of top-10 upsets at the GCC vs. WWPA Challenge Cup in Irvine. Thompson was spectacular in the cage against No. 10 UC Irvine, matching his career high of 13 saves while allowing just four goals. The Villa Park native closed the day by tallying 10 stops, three steals and an assist in a win over No. 8 Pepperdine.

Mary Reilly - Soccer

Senior forward Mary Reilly scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 decision at future Division I and Big West Conference foe Hawai'i on Friday night. It came in the 18th minute, as the Chula Vista product ran onto Michelle Baddour's pass, cut the last defender on her right foot, and shot into the bottom left corner for her first of 2018 and 34th of her career. She is now tied for 10th all-time in program history in goals scored. No. 2 UC San Diego went 2-0-1 on O'ahu.

September 4, 2018

Jack Turner - Water Polo

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Jack Turner made a stellar return to the pool in his first action for the Tritons since the WWPA championship game on Nov. 20, 2016. He totaled 36 saves, three assists and two steals in leading No. 12 UC San Diego to a 3-1 record at its Triton Invitational. Turner's weekend was highlighted by a career-best 20-save performance in an overtime loss to No. 9 UC Irvine. The Fremont native began the tournament with seven saves against La Verne, adding six more in a win over No. 20 Air Force on Sunday.

Maddy Samilo - Soccer

Sophomore Maddy Samilo started each of No. 2 UC San Diego's first two matches of 2018 on the right side of midfield, and tallied a pair of late game-winners to get the Tritons out to a perfect 2-0 start. On Thursday afternoon at Concordia Irvine, her first shot attempt of the year was the decider at 86:23 as UC San Diego overturned a 1-0 halftime deficit to win, 2-1. In Saturday's home opener against seventh-ranked rival Western Washington, the Rancho Bernardo product notched the lone goal of the contest at the 84:00 mark.

August 27, 2018

Gina Cortesi - Volleyball

Gina Cortesi recorded a pair of double-doubles to help lead the UC San Diego women's volleyball team to a 2-0 record at the First Hawaiian Bank Volleyball Challenge in Hilo, Hawai'i. The sophomore outside hitter, in her first season with the Tritons after transferring from Louisiana Tech, led the team in total kills and was second in attack percentage, total points, and total digs for the week. Cortesi played in all nine sets, one of just two players to do so. In her UC San Diego debut, she totaled 10 kills and 10 digs while hitting .304.

Maria Mayhew - Volleyball

Freshman setter Maria Mayhew amassed 59 assists and 19 digs while playing in all nine sets as the UC San Diego women's volleyball team won both of its matches at the First Hawaiian Bank Volleyball Challenge in Hilo, Hawai'i. She had a double-double in the form of 46 assists and 10 digs against host Hawai'i Hilo. Mayhew also added two kills and a pair of blocks in that victory. She began her Triton career with 13 assists and nine digs vs. Hawai'i Pacific. In 149 set attempts, Mayhew had zero ball handling errors.


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