UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (January 22, 2007)
Release: Saturday 01/21/2007 
by UCSD
Senior setter Brooks Dierdorff and the UCSD Men's Volleyball team play at home three times this week.
Senior setter Brooks Dierdorff and the UCSD...
Courtesy: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios

This Week’s Events:

 

Tue., Jan. 23---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD vs. Hope International---7:00 PM

 

Fri., Jan. 26---Women’s Basketball---UCSD at San Francisco State---5:30 PM

Fri., Jan. 26---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD vs. Cal State Northridge---7:00 PM

Fri., Jan. 26---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at San Francisco State---7:30 M

 

Sat., Jan. 27---Swimming & Diving---UCSD at UC Irvine---Noon

Sat., Jan. 27---Women’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State Monterey Bay---5:30 PM

Sat., Jan.27---Men’s Volleyball---UCSD vs. UC Santa Barbara---7:00 PM

Sat., Jan. 27---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Cal State Monterey Bay---7:30 PM

 

 

MEN’S VB TOPPLES USC ON ROAD; HOME OPENER TUESDAY

After opening its season with three consecutive road matches, Coach Kevin Ring’s youthful Men’s Volleyball team (1-2) debuts at home against NAIA Hope International Tuesday night before hosting a Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contests this weekend.

 

Last Thursday night in Malibu, the Tritons got 49 kills from their freshmen quartet of Jason Spangler (19), Frank Fritsch (12), Will Ehrman (9) and Adrian Guthals (9) but it was not enough to beat No. 4 Pepperdine which downed UCSD, 3-1 (30-23, 28-30, 30-19, 30-27)...Senior setter Brooks Dierdorff registered 50 assists and sophomore libero Eric Leserman led the way with 11 digs.

 

Twenty-four hours later, Ring picked up the biggest win of his young head coaching career as his club upended No. 13 USC, 3-1 (31-29, 30-24, 26-30, 30-27) in Los Angeles...Ehrman hammered 22 kills and two aces as UCSD posted advantages in hitting (.228-.185) and blocking (13.5-9.5)...Dierdorff handed out 47 assists and Leserman produced another 16 digs

 

TRITON WOMEN REACH 11-3; TWO ON ROAD THIS WEEK

Coming off a home split last weekend, the 23rd-ranked Women’s Basketball team travels to the Bay Area Friday to tackle San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay...Coach Janell Jones’ charges, now 11-3 overall, are 7-2 in the CCAA and tied for second in the conference standings, a game and a half behind frontrunner Chico State...SFSU and CSUMB are eighth and 10th respectively.

 

Last Friday at RIMAC Arena, Jones and Co. saw a seven-game win streak halted as they were stymied, 60-47, by Cal State San Bernardino...Senior Hillary Hansen accounted for 12 points and nine rebounds and junior Meaghan Noud scored 14, but the nation’s No. 2 Division II scorer, senior guard Leora Juster was held to just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting from the floor...The Tritons never got into rhythm offensively, connecting on only 31% of their field goal attempts...Things were even more dismal beyond the three-point arc where UCSD went 2-for-19.

 

Juster was back to normal Saturday night and so were the Tritons...They went on a 19-4 run from the opening tip and Cal Poly Pomona never got to within single digits as UCSD prevailed, 78-54...Juster rang up 31 points, grabbed nine rebounds, handed out four assists and had four steals in a stellar overall performance...Hansen continued her solid play with 20 markers and nine boards...UCSD wound up plus-8 in the rebounding department.

 

CARR’S HOOP SQUAD BEATS THIRD RANKED TEAM

Hoping to gain some ground in the CCAA race, the Men’s Basketball team heads to San Francisco State (5-9) and Cal State Monterey Bay this weekend...Coach Bill Carr’s Tritons are now 5-9 overall after playing well but going 1-1 at home last weekend against two of the CCAA’s premier teams...UCSD is tied for ninth in the CCAA while CSUMB is seventh and SFSU resides in the cellar.

 

The Tritons beat a nationally-ranked team for the third time this season, putting four players in double figures in a 69-63 triumph over No. 12 Cal State San Bernardino Friday night....After spotting the league-leading Coyotes a seven-point edge in the first three minutes, the Tritons scored the next seven and took their first lead on a  Jordan Lawley three with 9:48 remaining in the first half...A pair of late treys lifted UCSD to a six-point halftime advantage which they stretched to 16 before hanging on in the late going... Lawley finished with 15, followed by sophomores Shane Poppen (14 pts./seven rebounds) and Henry Patterson (14/5)...Junior guard Clint Allard may have had the best overall line of the night, collecting 13 points to go with eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

 

UCSD put in another good performance Saturday night before dropping a hard-fought, 60-54, decision to No. 24 Cal Poly Pomona, which finished the weekend tied with San Bernardino atop the CCAA...In a defensive struggle that saw the two teams combine for just 40 first half points, UCSD led briefly in the second half but an 11-0 Bronco run with just under three minutes remaining iced it...Sophomore guard Kelvin Kim netted 15 points and dished out six assists and senior Robby Peters nailed four three-pointers in a losing cause.

 

WOMEN GET FIFTH STRAIGHT DUAL WIN OVER USD

Emily Harlan won both sprints (50/24.40 & 100/53.65), Kendall Bohn swept the breaststrokes (100/1:07.77 & 200/2:24.60), Susan Bell was a two-event winner (200 backstroke/2:10.19 & 200 individual medley/2:10.32) and Jennifer Sims posted a season best in capturing the 200 butterfly (2:16.20) as the UCSD Women’s Swimming & Diving team bested crosstown rival USD for the fifth consecutive year, 168-110, Saturday...The Tritons also scored a dual meet win against Howard, 204-50.

 

Meanwhile, the Triton men also whipped Howard, 149-72, getting double wins from Steven Hardy in the backstrokes (100/55.08 & 200/1:59.51) and Daniel Perdew in the freestyle sprints (50/21.46 & 100/48.35)...Diver Andrew Skewes earned an NCAA D-II Championship berth on the one-meter board.

 

The Tritons close out the dual meet season Saturday at Division I UC Irvine.

 

FENCERS SOLID AT NOTRE DAME

Both the Men’s and Women’s Fencing team posted 4-3 records against top notch competition at last weekend’s Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, IN...The Triton women notched wins against Detroit Mercy (i23-4), Cleveland State (22-5), Wayne State (14-13) and Lawrence (25-2) while falling to Ohio State (23-4), Stanford (14-13) and Notre Dame (17-10).

 

On the men’s side, UCSD was victorious vs. Detroit Mercy (22-5), Cleveland State (16-11), Wayne State (17-10) and Lawrence (25-2) with defeats against Ohio State (23-4), Stanford (16-11) and Notre Dame (17-10)...Coach Heidi Runyan’s squad is back in action a week from Saturday, hosting Northwestern, Stanford and Air Force in La Jolla.

 

 

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