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Sarah Lizotte tallied six scores on the day Sunday.
Bartow, Lizotte Power No. 13 Tritons to Day Sweep at Aztec Invite
Release: Sunday 03/16/2014 

SAN DIEGO – The 13th-ranked UC San Diego women’s water polo team swept action at Aztec Aquaplex Sunday to finish 3-1 at the Aztec Invite. The Tritons opened with a victory over Harvard, 15-7, before finishing with a win over Wagner, 11-8.

The Tritons were led by seven goals from Melissa Bartow and six scores from Sarah Lizotte on the day offensively. Courtney Miller amassed 29 saves in the cage to power the UCSD defense.

The Tritons improve to 17-9 overall following the pair of wins. The sweep also gives head coach Brad Kreutzkamp win No. 100 in his career as a Triton.

Game One
In the opener, UCSD used strong first and third quarters to down Harvard, 15-7.

The Tritons jumped on the scoreboard first with a Lizotte score and found the back of the cage four more times before the period ended to lead 5-1 after one. The Tritons added three the following period to hold an 8-3 lead at the intermission.

UCSD continued the offensive onslaught in the third period by scoring five times in the third period to lead 13-4 after three quarters. The Tritons finished off the victory by scoring twice in the final period to win 15-7.

Lizotte led the Triton offensive attack with four goals, while Bartow poured in three scores. Laurel Kistler added a pair of scores and Jolene Guiliana, Lauren Boyer, Emma Sasson, Leah Gonzales, Julia Kirkland and Alexis Wieseler rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece.

Miller finished with 17 saves in the cage for UCSD.

Game Two
The finale proved to be a tight match throughout the first half before the Tritons took control in the third quarter to distance themselves from Wagner and win 11-8.

Each squad found the back of the cage once in the first period before UCSD outscored the Seahawks 3-2 in the second period. UCSD held a 4-3 advantage at halftime.

The Tritons managed three more scores in the third quarter and provided a strong defensive effort to hold Wagner to a single score. The solid third period provided a 7-4 lead as the game headed to the final quarter.

UCSD closed out the win by matching the Seahawks goal-for-goal in the fourth as each side found the goal four times to make the final 11-8.

Bartow led the charge offensively and tallied four scores, while Lizotte amassed a pair of scores for UCSD. The scoring was rounded out by Andie Nishimi, Wieseler, Kirkland, Kistler and Boyer, who scored a goal apiece.

Miller finished with 12 blocks in the cage for UCSD.

The Tritons return home to Canyonview Aquatic Center next Sunday, Mar. 23 to face No. 3 Stanford. The opening sprint is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Box Game One
UCSD     5              3              5              2              -              15
HU          1              2              1              3              -              7
UCSD: Sarah Lizotte 4, Melissa Bartow 3, Laurel Kistler 2, Lauren Boyer 1, Jolene Guiliana 1, Emma Sasson 1, Leah Gonzales 1, Julia Kirkland 1, Alexis Wieseler 1
UCSD: Courtney Miller 17

Box Game Two
UCSD     1              3              3              4              -              11
WU         1              2              1              4              -              8
UCSD: Melissa Bartow 4, Sarah Lizotte 2, Andie Nishimi 1, Alexis Wieseler1, Julia Kirkland 1, Laurel Kistler 1, Lauren Boyer 1
UCSD: Courtney Miller 12



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