Offense Overpowers Opponents in Day Two of Gary Troyer Tournament for Men's Water Polo
CLAREMONT, Calif. - The No. 9 UC San Diego men’s water polo team shined in the final day of the Gary Troyer tournament and stretched their win streak to eight. The Tritons defeated Fordham 19-5 and Wagner 17-9. The point totals were the second and third most points scored in a game this season respectively.
The offense was on full display against the Rams. The Tritons opened up the first quarter with seven goals, tied for the most scored in a quarter all season.
The defense provided the Rams with few opportunities to score and held them to a .139 shooting percentage. The Tritons had 11 steals including a career high three from Connor McManigal.
The Triton’s offense did not skip a beat against Wagner. Munatones led the charge with four goals and two assists. His two assists against Wagner put him in sole possession of eighth all-time in career assists.
The man-down defense excelled against Wagner and held the Seahawks to 1-for-10 on powerplays. Bennett Kienast came in during the second half and made 10 saves.
UC San Diego will return to Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) action and face a rematch with Loyola Marymount on Oct. 12 at 1:00 p.m.
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