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Tritons Welcome Santa Clara During Homecoming Weekend

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LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 10 UC San Diego men’s water polo team returns home after 10 straight games on the road. The Tritons host Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) foe Santa Clara Friday evening to kick-off homecoming weekend.

DETAILS
Vs. Santa Clara (8-6, 0-1 WWPA)

Friday, Oct. 18 – 6:00 p.m.

Canyonview Aquatic Center

ATTENDING THE EVENT

General admission tickets are $5 and will be sold one hour prior to the start of the game at Canyonview. A parking permit must be purchased when attending games on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Please be advised this weekend is homecoming and parking may be limited.

FOLLOW ALONG AT HOME

There will be a live stream of the event and live stats through the FOSH. Fans can follow along through twitter on @UCSDmwp.

LAST TIME OUT

The Tritons claimed a 14-12 victory over LMU and avenged a loss from earlier in the season. The game was a close affair between the two teams until UC San Diego took a three-point lead late in the fourth quarter. Skyler Munatones had a goal and five assists while Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt and Calder Hilde-Jones each tallied three goals.

SIZING UP SANTA CLARA
Santa Clara is 8-6 overall and is coming off a close loss to WWPA opponent Concordia Irvine. The Broncos will face Loyola Marymount a day before going up against UC San Diego. Shane Hughes and Mac Carey have been the offensive Catalysts for the team. Both players lead the team with 27 goals while Carey has a team high 33 assists.

HISTORY

UC San Diego has dominated the series and leads it 43-2. In the last meeting between the two teams in the 2019 season, the Tritons came up on top 13-8. The last time the Tritons lost to Santa Clara was during the 2013 season when UC San Diego dropped a 11-10 game in sudden death overtime.

WWPA RANKINGS

UC San Diego (4-0)

UC Davis (2-0)

Loyola Marymount (1-1)

Concordia (1-1)

Santa Clara (0-1)

Air Force (0-1)

Fresno Pacific (0-3)

UP NEXT

The following day will be the annual Alumni Game. The Tritons will host their next game against Air Force on Friday, October 25.

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, beginning in summer 2020, will begin a full Division I and Big West Conference schedule and a 4-year reclassification period to Division I status. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, nearly 1,400 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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