No. 19 UC San Diego (3-1) vs. No. 15 Loyola Marymount (0-3)
Saturday, February 9 - 9:20 a.m.
Canyonview Aquatic Center - La Jolla, Calif.
No. 19 UC San Diego (3-1) vs. No. 5 Arizona State or Marist
Saturday, February 9 1:20 p.m. or 2:40 p.m.
No. 19 UC San Diego vs. TBA
Sunday, February 10 - TBA
TRITON INVITATIONAL, FEBRUARY 9-10, 2013
The weekend is finally here. UCSD will play host to the annual Triton Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Ten of the Top 20 teams in the CWPA Coaches Poll will be in attendance. UCSD is 14-14 overall at the Triton Invitational over the past seven seasons. Click here for ticket information, directions and schedule. UCSD is in Bracket B along with No. 5 Arizona State, No. 15 Loyola Marymount, and Marist. UCSD and LMU face-off in game one.
You can now follow head coach Brad Kreutzkamp and get his own perspective on the team through Twitter. Follow @UCSDcoachK all season for an in-depth look inside the Triton women's water polo program. In addition, you can always keep in touch with UCSD Athletics through @UCSDtritons and facebook.com/UCSDtritons.
The winner of UCSD-LMU will face the victor of No. 5 Arizona State-Marist at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. ASU is the second highest-ranked team in the tournament and is a perfect 6-0 leading into the weekend. The Sun Devils have swept play at the UCSB Winter Invite, and are off to a great start. UCSD is 3-4 all-time against ASU, having dropped the last four contests. Marist is 0-1 on the year dropping their season opener to Hartwick at home on Jan. 26. UCSD holds a perfect 8-0 all-time record against the Red Foxes. The losers between UCSD-LMU and ASU-Marist clash at 1:20 p.m. on Saturday.
The Tritons drew a familiar opponent, No. 15 Loyola Marymount, for the first round of the Triton Invitational. LMU, who will also be coming off a week away from competition, currently holds a 3-3 overall record, featuring conference win over Santa Clara at the UCSB Winter Invitational. The teams met two times in 2012, once during the regular season in Los Angeles, the other in the Western Water Polo Association Championship match. LMU took both contests, just edging the Tritons out 6-7 for the conference title. The Lions went 2-2 at last year's Triton Invite, with relative success holding a 15-5 record over the past five seasons from tournament play.
LIZOTTE TAKES KAP7 WWPA PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD JAN. 30
UC San Diego utility Sarah Lizotte earned KAP7 Western Water Polo Association Player of the Week on January 30 as the team was just one week into the 2013 campaign. Lizotte compiled 13 goals, five assists and five steals at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invitational. Her single-game high came in 11-6 win over conference opponent Sonoma State, where Lizotte posted six goals respectively.
After the Triton Invite, UCSD will take a week off from competition before heading to the UC Irvine Invitational. The Tritons return to Canyonview Pool the first weekend of March to host LMU on Friday, Mar. 1 before hosting UC Irvine on Sunday, Mar. 3. They will not play in front of a home crowd for nearly a month until they return April 11 to host Long Beach State. Lizotte leads the team in goals with 13 in four games. Lauren Finwall leads the Tritons with nine total ejections drawn, with Julia Kirkland and Melissa Bartow are close behind with eight. Freshman goalie Courtney Miller has grabbed 33 saves in just 15 quarters of play.
UC San Diego Athletics is excited to announce the launch of UCSDTritonsGear.com, which provides a web-based, on-demand option for UCSD athletic apparel and merchandise. Fans have access to over 600 products, including special event and championship gear.
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