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UC San Diego Sweeps WWPA Foes Air Force, California Baptist on Final Day of Triton Invite
Release: Sunday 09/02/2018 
by UCSD

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego men's water polo team earned two solid victories over conference foes Sunday on the final day of the 2018 Triton Invitational at Canyonview Aquatic Center.

No. 12-ranked UC San Diego (3-1) began the day by knocking off No. T-20 Air Force, 16-8, before wrapping up the weekend with a victory over No. 16 California Baptist, 18-12. The Tritons concluded the invite winning three of four contests, with the only loss being Saturday's overtime thriller against No. 9 UC Irvine.

Sophomore Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt recorded a total of eight goals, five assists and two steals on the day. The Newport Beach native had five goals and one assist against Air Force, before putting up a three-goal, four-assist performance in the win over California Baptist.

Redshirt junior Kacper Langiewicz had a hat trick with three goals in the victory against California Baptist (2-2), while junior Skyler Munatones finished with a team-high five goals and two assists. The Tritons outscored the Lancers 8-1 in the third period to break a 7-7 tie at halftime.

Senior Alessandro Valania finished with a goal, an assist and two steals and junior Noah Carniglia had a hat trick of his own in the win over Air Force (2-2). UC San Diego went on a 6-0 run during the first half to build an early lead, before a 5-0 run in the second half made it 15-5 with six minutes left to play.

The Tritons resume action on Saturday, Sept. 8, when they take a short bus ride to Irvine for the GCC-WWPA Clash against two top-10 opponents. UC San Diego has a rematch with UC Irvine at 10 a.m., before taking on No. 8 Pepperdine at 4:50 p.m.

#GoTritons

Saturday, September 22
M Water Polo vs. Fresno Pacific University (Calif.)
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Wednesday, September 26
M Water Polo vs. Loyola Marymount
6:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Friday, September 28
M Water Polo at Air Force
6:00 PM
Colorado Springs, CO (Cadet Natatorium)
Friday, October 05
M Water Polo vs. California Baptist
6:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Friday, October 12
M Water Polo at TBA
All Day
Stanford
Saturday, October 13
M Water Polo at TBA
All Day
Stanford
Sunday, October 14
M Water Polo at TBA
All Day
Stanford
Friday, October 19
M Water Polo vs. Concordia University (Irvine)
6:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Saturday, October 27
M Water Polo vs. Princeton
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Thursday, November 01
M Water Polo at Santa Clara
3:00 PM
Santa Clara
Saturday, November 03
M Water Polo at UC Davis
4:00 PM
Davis
Saturday, November 10
M Water Polo vs. Sunset San Diego (exhibition)
10:00 AM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
M Water Polo vs. The Olympic Club (exhibition)
12:00 PM
UC San Diego (Canyonview Aquatic Center)
Friday, November 16
M Water Polo at TBA
All Day
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
Saturday, November 17
M Water Polo at TBA
All Day
Fresno (Fresno Pacific)
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