Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Melissa Bartow scores team high four goals in the 20-12 victory over CMS.
No. 19 UCSD Sweeps Day Two of UCSB Winter Invite
Release: Sunday 01/27/2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The No. 19 UC San Diego women's water polo team had a dominating performance Sunday, Jan. 27 as they defeated Sonoma State and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the final day of play at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invitational.

UCSD was one of only five teams to sweep their matches this afternoon. The Tritons now hold a 3-1 overall record, with a perfect 2-0 start in WWPA play.

Sonoma State came out strong on both ends of the pool in the opening eight minutes. The Seawolves goalie Ariel Lockshaw kept the Tritons from scoring a single goal while the SSU offense posted a game high three goals to take its largest lead of the game. UCSD came surging back, scoring five goals in the second quarter to bring it to a 5-5 tie at halftime.

The Tritons reversed roles on the Seawolves as they took a 4-0 lead in the third, and UCSD never let off taking the game 11-6.

Six total Tritons scored, with Sarah Lizotte matching Sonoma States total of six, respectively.

Freshman goalie Courtney Miller finished the game with six saves in the cage.

UCSD 0 - 5 - 4 - 2 = 11
SSU 3 - 2 - 0 - 1 = 6

UCSD Goals: Rachel Brooks, Melissa Bartow, Alexis Wieseler, Julia Kirkland, Lauren Finwall, Sarah Lizotte (6)
Sonoma State Goals: Adrienne Bisharat, Laura Kunz, Natalie Del Carlo, Alexa May, Danielle Orras (2)

UCSD Saves: Courtney Miller (6)
Sonoma State Saves: Ariel Lockshaw (8)

UCSD scored a season high 20 goals to finish tournament play on a high note. The Tritons quick start showed as they posted 13 of the 20 total goals in the first half. CMS was unable to keep up early, as they netted just five goals in two quarters of play.

Miller knocked down five saves in the first three quarters of play, bringing her to 25 for the weekend. Classmate Alexsee Wilcox made her playing debut in the fourth quarter, grabbing three saves of her own.

Junior Melissa Bartow scored a team high four goals against the Athenas, with Lauren Finwall and Jolene Guiliana close behind, each adding three of their own.

UCSD 6 - 7 - 4 - 3 = 20
CMS 3 - 2 - 4 - 3 = 12

UCSD Goals: Haley Kunert, Andie Nishimi, Allison Delgado, Rachel Fisher, Emma Sasson, Laurel Kistler, Leah Gonzales (2), Rachel Brooks (2), Lauren Finwall (3), Jolene Guiliana (3), Melissa Bartow (4)
CMS Goals: Kelly Davis, Rose Koper, Alyssa Filippelli, Emma Jones, Alex Toohey (2), Haley Conner (2), Candace Flippelli (4)

UCSD Saves: Courtney Miller (5), Alexsee Wilcox (3)
CMS Saves: Allison Hu (3)

UCSD will host the annual Triton Invitational, February 9-10 at Canyonview Aquatic Center. 10 of the Top 20 teams in the CWPA Preseason Coaches' Poll will be in attendance. UCSD is 14-14 overall at the Triton Invitational over the past seven seasons. Stay tuned and visit for ticket information, directions and tentative schedule. Match-ups will be determined the week of the tournament.

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Friday, October 24
W Tennis at Cal State Northridge Tournament
All Day
W Soccer at Sonoma State
12:30 PM
Rohnert Park
M Soccer at Sonoma State
3:00 PM
Rohnert Park
W Volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:00 PM
Saturday, October 25
Cross Country vs. Triton Classic
9:00 AM
UC San Diego
Swimming & Diving vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
M Water Polo at Loyola Marymount
1:00 PM
Los Angeles
W Volleyball at Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
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Sunday, October 26
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6:00 AM
Mission Bay
M Crew vs. Row for the Cure
7:30 AM
Mission Bay
Fencing at San Diego Open
9:00 AM
San Diego (Cathedral Catholic HS)
W Soccer at Humboldt State
11:30 AM
M Soccer at Humboldt State
2:00 PM
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M Tennis at So Cal Intercollegiate Championships
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Thursday, October 30
M Soccer vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
4:30 PM
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