This Week’s Events:
Thu., Jan. 18---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD at Pepperdine---7:00 PM
Fri., Jan. 19---Women’s Basketball---UCSD vs. Cal State San Bernardino---5:30 PM
Fri., Jan. 19---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD at USC---7:00 PM
Fri., Jan. 19---Men’s Basketball---UCSD vs. Cal State San Bernardino---7:30 PM
Sat., Jan. 20---Fencing---UCSD at Notre Dame Invitational---All Day
Sat., Jan. 20---Women’s Swimming---UCSD at USD---Noon
Sat., Jan. 20---Men’s Swimming---UCSD vs. Howard (@ USD)---Noon
Sat., Jan. 20---Women’s Basketball---UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona---5:30 PM
Sat., Jan. 20---Men’s Basketball---UCSD vs. Cal Poly Pomona---7:30 PM
Sun., Jan. 21---Fencing---UCSD at Notre Dame Invitational---All Day
SEVEN STRAIGHT FOR TRITON WOMEN; BACK HOME FRIDAY
Coach Janell Jones’ Women’s Basketball team will bring a seven-game winning streak home when it returns to RIMAC Arena this Friday to host Cal State San Bernardino (8-4/4-3)...Cal Poly Pomona (4-8/3-4) will visit La Jolla Saturday ...Following a CCAA road sweep last weekend, the Tritons are now 10-2 overall and 6-1 in conference action, still one half game behind league-leading Chico State.
Senior guard Leora Juster, the nation’s leading Division II scorer, scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds Friday as UCSD hammered Cal State L.A., 68-36...The Los Angeles native hit a three-pointer to ignite an 11-0 Triton burst to open the contest and UCSD was off and running to a 16-pt. halftime advantage...Senior Hillary Hansen continued her stellar play, posting a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, junior Meaghan Noud hit for 11 points and sophomore forward Michelle Osier matched Hansen’s 11 boards...The Tritons held the Golden Eagles to just 23.6% shooting from the field and owned the glass, 59-31.
Things got a bit tougher Saturday night but the Tritons used a career high 25 point/nine rebound effort from Osier to break a second place tie in the CCAA standings while knocking off Cal State Bakersfield, 72-61...Osier’s line also included four steals and three assists...Hansen chipped in with 21 points and seven rebounds and Juster accounted for 16 points...UCSD trailed much of the first half but a late Hansen trey put her club up one at the break...The ‘Runners re-took the lead briefly to start the second half, but Osier nailed a trifecta with 18:10 to go that put the Tritons on top to stay.
MEN’S HOOPS SPLITS CCAA ROAD WEEKEND; HOME PAIR ON TAP
After a “one step forward, one step back” week on the road in which it split a pair of CCAA games, the Men’s Basketball team returns to RIMAC Arena to host first place Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona this weekend...Coach Bill Carr’s club is now 4-8 overall and 2-5 in conference play...The Tritons are tied for ninth in the CCAA standings.
Friday night, UCSD snapped a four-game losing streak with a 59-54 victory over Cal State L.A....Sophomore Shane Poppen hit 6-of-10 from the floor en route to a team high 14 points to lead the Tritons and transfer Kelvin Kim had 11 of his own...Soph Darryl Lawlor had a solid overall outing with seven points, eight rebounds and five assists...It was tight throughout as the two teams were tied 13 times before the Tritons finally sealed it on Robby Peters’ three-pointer with 1:18 to go.
Not much went right the next night as UCSD was outshot (57.1%-31.4%), out-rebounded (33-13) and outscored, 44-20, in the second half in a 67-36 loss to Cal State Bakersfield...Sophomore forward Henry Patterson scored the first two points of the game (he led UCSD with 12 overall) but that was the only time Carr’s squad led all evening.
TRITON SENIORS LEAD SWIM ROUT OF LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
It was Senior Day at Canyonview Pool Saturday and the Triton seniors played the starring role as UCSD trounced Division I Loyola Marymount, 163-99...Fourth-year stars Emily Harlan, Susan Bell and Andrea Lippin accounted for five of the Tritons’ 10 individual event wins...Harlan touched first in the 50 (24.26) and 100 (53.38) freestyles, Bell triumphed in the 200 backstroke (2:08.27) and 400 individual medley (4:32.24) while Lippin cruised to a 15-second victory in the 1,000 freestyle (10:45.80) and was second in the 500 free.
Other double winners were sophomores Shannon Simonds—200 (2:06.76) and 500 (5:10.38) freestyles---and Kendal Bohn---100 (1:06.28) and 200 (2:22.58) breaststrokes...Sophomore Jennifer Sims ruled the 200 butterfly (2:06.76) and the foursome of Aubrey Panis, Simonds, senior Liz Whiteley and Harlan captured the 400 freestyle relay in 3:37.74.
SPIKERS DROP SEASON OPENER; FACE NO. 5 PEPPERDINE NEXT
Coach Kevin Ring’s Men’s Volleyball team will play the second and third of its three season-opening road matches Thursday against No. 5 Pepperdine and Friday vs. No. 13 USC...The Tritons are 0-1 on the season.
Friday at Long Beach State, the Tritons played well early in each of the three games, only to be beaten down the stretch as the 10th-ranked 49ers prevailed, 3-0 (30-20, 30-23, 30-22)...Senior Brooks Dierdorff distributed 30 assists and had five digs but it was a pair of freshmen, Will Ehrman (11) and Frank Fritsch (8), who led in the kills department...Sophomore libero Eric Leserman had nine digs to go with a perfect passing night.
FENCERS TO FACE TOP FIELD AT NOTRE DAME
Coach Heidi Runyan’s Fencing team will be of a premier 10-team field, including national powers Notre Dame and Ohio State, when it travels to South Bend, IN for this weekend’s Notre Dame Invitational...Runyan will be taking 20 athletes to the Midwest and the Tritons will square off in eight dual events per gender...The women compete Saturday with the men going Sunday...Last Sunday, UCSD swept all five divisions contested at the local USFA Open Meet at Mission Bay High School.
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