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Men's Water Polo Prepares for Busy Week

UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Men’s Water Polo will hit the road for a busy travel week. The Tritons will play their first Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) conference game Sept. 11 against Concordia Irvine and compete in the Princeton Invite through Sept. 13-14. 

DETAILS

Vs. Concordia Irvine (1-3)

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – 1:30 p.m.

William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center - Irvine

 

Vs. St. Francis Brooklyn* (3-1)

Friday, Sept. 13 – 11:30 a.m.

Denunzio Pool – Princeton, New Jersey

 

Vs. Princeton* (2-2)

Friday, Sept. 13 – 3:15 p.m.

Denunzio Pool – Princeton, New Jersey

 

Vs. Bucknell* (4-0)

Saturday, Sept 14 – 8:45 a.m.

Denunzio Pool – Princeton, New Jersey

 

Vs. Harvard* (2-0)

Saturday, Sept 14 – 1:15 p.m.

Denunzio Pool – Princeton, New Jersey

 

*Princeton Invite Opponents

 

ALL-TIME HISTORY

Concordia Irvine (5-1)

St. Francis Brooklyn (2-2)

Princeton (9-3)

Bucknell (2-0)

Harvard (3-1)

 

LAST TIME OUT

UC San Diego hosted the Triton Invitational Sept. 7-8. The Tritons picked up wins over Claremont-Mudds-Scripps and #10 UC Davis but fell to #T-7 Pepperdine and #T-13 UC Irvine. Jack Turner had a strong showing in the net, recording 37 saves, six steals and two assists over the course of four games. Offensively, the team spread the scoring evenly with Skyler Munatones and Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt leading the pack with five goals each.

 

RANKINGS

The #9 Tritons will face three opponents this week that were ranked in the College Water Polo Association (CWPA) preseason poll: Harvard (Eleventh), Princeton (Twelfth) and Bucknell (Tied-Sixteenth). St. Francis Brooklyn received votes in the initial preseason poll.

 

HOW TO FOLLOW

Live updates will be available through Twitter @ucsdmwp throughout the week. Live FOSH stats will be available for the Concordia Irvine game. The game versus Princeton can be streamed on ESPN+, a subscription-based platform.

 

UP NEXT

The Tritons resume WWPA action and will play at Fresno Pacific University on Friday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 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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