UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (December 11, 2006)
Release: Monday 12/10/2006 
by UCSD
Coach Janell Jones and the Women's Basketball team swing back into action Saturday.
Coach Janell Jones and the Women's Basketball...
Courtesy: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios

This Week’s Events:

 

Sat., Dec. 16---Diving---UCSD at Las Vegas Invitational---All Day

Sat., Dec. 16---Women’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State Dominguez Hills---5:30 PM

 

 

WOMEN CAGERS IN CONFERENCE SHOWDOWN AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Looking to improve its 2-1 (1-1 CCAA) record, Coach Janell Jones’ Women’s Basketball team travels to Carson, CA to tangle with Cal State Dominguez Hills, Saturday...The Toros are 2-0 in conference play and tied with Cal State Bakersfield atop the CCAA standings...The Tritons swept the season series last year, but two weeks ago, the improved CSUDH cagers upset No. 6 Chico State by 18 points, one night after the Wildcats had defeated UCSD.

 

In off-court news, it was confirmed last week that the Feb. 3 UCSD-Chico State clash in Chico will be televised live by CSTV as part of the network's NCAA Division II package...Tip-off has been moved to 1:00 PM...Star guard Leora Juster earned CCAA Player of the Week honors for the second time this season for her play from Nov. 27-Dec. 4.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO  HAWAII PACIFIC

After coming out of finals with a disappointing home performance against Hawaii Pacific Sunday, the Men’s Basketball team will use a 10-day competitive layoff to try to get back on track in preparation for a December 20 CCAA road match-up with Cal State Dominguez Hills...The Tritons are now 3-4 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

 

In Sunday’s tilt, UCSD started out cold and never really found its rhythm, dropping a 53-50 decision to Hawaii Pacific...Offensively challenged in the first half, UCSD scored just two points in the opening eight and a half minutes, but HPU’s inability to take advantage of those woes allowed the Tritons to actually grab a one-point lead just before the half and trail by just one, 27-26, going into the locker room...The second half was seesaw, but in the late going, Coach Bill Carr’s charges again faltered, failing to score a field goal in the final 3:59.

 

Guards Clint Allard and Robby Peters each collected 12 points but the Tritons were outshot (54.1% to 34.0%) and beaten by nine on the boards... Reinforcements may be on the way, however, as sophomore Henry Patterson, a first team All-CCAA selection as a freshman, is expected to get the green light to play at Dominguez Hills and junior guard Andrew Hatch, a backcourt stalwart the last two seasons, figures to return from the injured list before the end of the month.

 

TRITON DIVERS COMPETE AT LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL

Under the direction of new diving coach Jennie Margrave, five divers will travel to Las Vegas for Saturday’s Las Vegas Invitational, featuring a primarily Division I field... Facing top-flight competition, it is hoped that several Triton divers will return qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships, scheduled for March in Buffalo...Prominent in that group are 2006 NCAA participants Andrew Skewes and Daniel Gordh.

 

MEN’S WATER POLO RECAP

Coach Denny Harper’s Men’s Water Polo team capped an outstanding season with a third place finish at the NCAA Championship in Los Angeles...The Tritons finished with a school record 26 wins against just six losses and won their 14th Western Water Polo Assn. title...Harper was loop Coach of the Year and senior Jesse Casellini the WWPA Player of the Year.

 

Stat leaders in 2006 included Ty Lackey (goals-77), Adi Jerkovic (assists-65), Nestor Dordoni (steals-29, field blocks-11), Casellini (ejections drawn-47) and Jeremy Randall (saves-223)...

 

Lackey’s goal total left him tied for ninth on the UCSD single season goals list .... Meanwhile, Jerkovic became the all-time assists leader (141) and is now tied for second on the single season assist chart.

 

 

For more information on Triton sports, check our website at http://ucsdtritons.com.

 

 

 

Friday, April 18
M Crew at Day One
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Day Two
11:45 AM
Walnut
Baseball at San Francisco State
17 - 3 (W)
San Francisco
Softball at Humboldt State
2 - 9 (L)
Arcata
Track & Field vs. Soka Peace Invitational (discus/hammer)
1:00 PM
UC San Diego
W Tennis vs. Cal State Stanislaus
9 - 0 (W)
UC San Diego
Softball at Humboldt State
3 - 6 (L)
Arcata
Baseball at San Francisco State
1 - 3 (L) (7)
San Francisco
W Water Polo vs. San Diego State
8 - 5 (W)
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 19
M Crew at Day Two
7:00 AM
Redwood Shores
Track & Field at Soka Peace Invitational
10:30 AM
Aliso Viejo
Softball at Humboldt State
11:00 AM
Arcata
Baseball at San Francisco State
11:00 AM
San Francisco
Softball at Humboldt State
1:00 PM
Arcata
Monday, April 21
M Golf at Day One
All Day
Stockton
Gatorade Pong
TAC Chipotle fundraiser