SAN DIEGO - The 19th-ranked UC San
Diego women's water polo team held No. 11 Indiana to just a single goal in the second half
as the Tritons rallied for a 7-6 win in the opening game of the Aztec Invitational on Saturday
morning at the Aztec Aquaplex. UCSD fell to No. 18 Princeton in overtime, 7-6, in the second game of the Invite.
Down 5-3 at the half against Indiana, UCSD scored two goals in each of the
third and fourth quarters and limited the Hoosiers to a single score in the final 16 minutes.
Goalkeeper Allie Taylor
registered 10 saves in the game.
and Jessica Tran
pair of goals.
"Fantastic finish for the Tritons to beat Indiana 7-6. Great
job ladies!!" UCSD head coach Brad Kreutzkamp tweeted
after the game.
UCSD led 5-1 at the break against the Tigers, but Princeton outscored the Tritons 5-1 in the second half to force overtime. The Tigers scored the only goal in the extra session to prevail, 7-6.
Tran led the Tritons with three goals while Leah Gonzales
, Sarah Lizotte
and Bartow each pitched-in with a score. Taylor tallied 10 saves in goal.
UCSD resumes the Aztec Invite against Hawaii at 9:15 a.m. before facing Bucknell at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
UC San Diego 7, Indiana 6
UCSD goals: Biehle 2, Tran 2, Lizotte 1, Bartow 1, Bates 1
IU goals: McNaught 2, Fourier 2, Redfern 1, Taylor 1
UCSD saves: A. Taylor, 10
IU saves: Wyckoff, 8
Princeton 7, UC San Diego 6
PU goals: Hooks 4, Dunstan 2, Holechek
UCSD goals: Tran 3, Lizotte, Gonzales, Bartow
PU saves: Ward, 10
UCSD saves: Taylor, 16