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Head Coach Ricci Luyties enters his third season at UCSD.
17th-Ranked UCSD Opens With Four Matches at GCU Invitational in Phoenix
Release: Thursday 08/30/2012 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
Grand Canyon Invitational • Phoenix, Ariz.
Friday, August 31
UCSD vs. Western New Mexico • 2 p.m.
UCSD vs. Grand Canyon • 7 p.m.
Live Video
Live Stats

Saturday, Sept. 1
UCSD vs. No. 13 Metro State • 11:15 a.m.
UCSD vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs • 4:30 p.m.

UCSD AGAINST THE TOURNEY FIELD
Western New Mexico
All-time series record: UCSD leads 1-0
Last meeting: N/A

Grand Canyon
All-time series record: UCSD leads 14-1
Last meeting: 11/17/11, UCSD 3, GCU 0 (NCAA West Regional - San Bernardino, Calif.)

Metro State
All-time series record: UCSD leads 1-0
Last meeting: 8/25/01, UCSD 3, MSU 1 (La Jolla, Calif.)

Colorado-Colorado Springs
All-time series record: Have not met.
Last meeting: N/A

FOLLOW FRIDAY'S MATCH vs. GRAND CANYON ONLINE
The UCSD/Grand Canyon match on Friday at 7 p.m. will be covered by Live Video and Live Stats. The other three tourney matches involving the Tritons will not have live online coverage, but scores will be posted at UCSDtritons.com ASAP after the conclusion of the action.

UCSD RANKED 17th NATIONALLY IN AVCA PRESEASON COACHES POLL
The Tritons enter the year with a No. 17 national ranking courtesy of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Poll. Concordia-St. Paul received all 32 first-place votes, while California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) members Cal State San Bernardino and Sonoma State are ranked third and 24th, respectively. It's UCSD's highest ranking to start a season since 2010 when they occupied the No. 8 spot. The Tritons began their 2011 campaign ranked 24th and ended up climbing as high as 10th during the season.

CCAA COACHES PICK TRITONS TO FINISH THIRD IN LEAGUE
The CCAA coaches have picked UCSD to place third in the league in 2012, the same spot the Tritons finished their 2011 season in. Cal State San Bernardino was selected to win its seventh consecutive league title, while Sonoma State was ranked second.

-- UCSDtritons.com --

Thursday, September 04
W Volleyball at Hawaii Pacific
2:30 PM
Ellensburg, WA
W Volleyball at Central Washington
7:30 PM
Ellensburg, WA
Friday, September 05
W Volleyball at Saint Martin's
12:30 PM
Ellensburg, WA
W Volleyball at Western Washington
5:30 PM
Ellensburg, WA
Friday, September 12
W Volleyball vs. Cal State Stanislaus
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, September 13
W Volleyball vs. Chico State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Wednesday, September 17
W Volleyball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, September 19
W Volleyball vs. Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, September 20
W Volleyball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:00 PM
UC San Diego
Birch Aquarium (mid-ad)