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Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Key WWPA Weekend Ahead for Tritons
Release: Wednesday 04/04/2013 
by UCSD

THE SCHEDULE
The Bronco Day 1
11:40 a.m. - No. 17 UCSD (14-12, 3-0) vs. Colorado State (7-15, 2-2)
3:40 p.m. - No. 17 UCSD (14-12, 3-0) vs. Sonoma State (10-14, 5-3)
Sullivan Aquatic Center - Santa Clara, Calif.

The Bronco Day 2
10:40 a.m. - No. 17 UCSD (14-12, 3-0) vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (8-15, 2-3)
2:40 p.m. - No. 17 UCSD (14-12, 3-0) vs. Cal State East Bay (11-12, 1-4)
Sullivan Aquatic Center - Santa Clara, Calif.

BRONCO INVITATIONAL APR. 6-7
For a complete list of this weekend’s match ups, as well as results and box scores, visit the tournament central page here.

GETTING SOCIAL
You can now follow UCSD 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.

HOME STRETCH
Thee of the Tritons final four conference game take place this weekend as UCSD enters its final month of regular season play… Two home games remain on the Tritons 37 game regular season- hosting Long Beach State Apr. 11 and finish up with Cal State San Bernardino Apr. 19… The 2013 regular season comes to a close Apr. 20 as UCSD faces San Diego State for the battle of the Harper Cup.

A GLANCE BACK AT THE 2012 BRONCO
The Tritons picked up a perfect 4-0 weekend last year at the Bronco Invitational. 11 different players scored in the 26-5 victory over Cal State San Bernardino to open up day two of tournament play. The Tritons closed the weekend outscoring the Roadrunners 5-0 in the fourth quarter en route to the 12-7 win over CSU Bakersfield. In day one, consistent play led UCSD to wins over Cal State East Bay (9-3) and Cal State Monterey Bay (12-8), outscoring their opponents in five-of-eight quarters.

LUCKY PAIR OF FOURS
Through the majority of the month of March the Tritons were on a hot streak with two straight weekends of perfect 4-0 records in tournament play. The eight-game win streak was highlighted by wins over fellow nationally-ranked No. 13 Cal State Northridge, No. 16 UC Davis and No. 11 Indiana. The run is the longest of head coach Brad Kreutzkamp’s tenure, currently in his 4th season.

AROUND THE WWPA
Five match-ups within the Western Water Polo Association will highlight the play in week 12 of the college water polo season. Four of the five games will come at The Bronco hosted by Santa Clara on Saturday and Sunday.

TEAM WWPA OVERALL
LMU 6-1 15-7
UCSD 3-0 14-12
SCU 5-2 12-13
CSUEB 1-4 11-12
SSU 3-4 10-14
CSUMB 2-3 8-15
CSU 2-2 7-15
CSUSB 0-6 6-21

ALL AROUND PRESENCE
Jolene Guiliana leads the team in both assists and steals, at 40 and 46 respectively. These marks also rank her in the top three among the leading WWPA performers as she is currently second in the conference in the assists category. Guiliana is dishing out on a record breaking pace. The single-season assists record currently stands at 60, a record set back in 2003 by Danielle Boyle.

MILLER TIME
Freshman goalie Courtney Miller has made an immediate impact as a member of the Triton squad, producing big numbers week to week. Miller has come away with 10 or more stops in 11 of the Tritons’ 22 games. The Honolulu native most recently added 26 saves at the Hawaii Spring Break Tournament, bringing her season total to 216. She leads the WWPA and is on track to break into the programs Single-Season top 10.

HIGH FIRING DUO
Both Sarah Lizotte and Alexis Wieseler have shown hot shooting this season as they both sit as leading scorers for the Tritons. The hard work has payed off, as they have each received the UC San Diego Player of the Week award as well as KAP7 WWPA Player of the Week honors. Lizotte earned her second conference honor on Wednesday, Mar. 13 as she was named Co-Player of the Week for her play over the weekend in Claremont. Lizzote previously earned the WWPA weekly award on Jan. 30 after the Tritons went 3-1 at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite to open the 2013 campaign. Wieseler received hers on Mar. 7 after leading UCSD with seven goals in the exciting victory over Loyola Marymount.

GEAR HERE
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.

SANTA CLARA TO HOST 2013 WWPA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS, APRIL 26-28
Santa Clara will be hosting the 2013 WWPA Championship Tournament Apr. 26-28 at Sullivan Aquatic Center. For ticket pricing, schedule information, etc., please visit the WWPA conference website.

-- UCSDtritons.com --

 

 

 

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