Tritons Look to Remain Unbeaten In Conference against Air Force
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. T-9 UC San Diego men’s water polo team looks to continue its winning ways when the Tritons host Air Force for a Western Water Polo Association match on Friday, October 25.
Vs. Air Force (9-12, 0-2 WWPA)
Friday, October 25 – 6:00 p.m.
Canyonview Aquatic Center
ATTENDING THE GAME
General Admissions is $5 and tickets will be sold at Canyonview Aquatic Center one-hour prior to the start of the game. Parking permits are required when parking on campus from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Professor Nathan Fletcher will serve as an honorary coach for Friday’s game. Professor Fletcher is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran, Politician and Professor of Practice in the Political Science Department at UC San Diego.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons came up on top against Santa Clara 12-10 to remain undefeated in the WWPA. The game was neck-in-neck until the Tritons pulled out to a two-goal lead to close out the third quarter. Kaden Likins led the offense with three goals and an assist.
SIZING UP AIR FORCE
Air Force is coming off two tight loses by a combined three goals to WWPA opponents UC Davis and Loyola Marymount. Mike Miller and Campbell Harris lead the offense with 43 and 39 goals respectively. Reagan Pittman has acted as the point guard for the offense and tallied 48 assists on the season.
UC San Diego leads the series 69-16 with Air Force. The last time the Tritons fell to Air Force was in 2015 when they dropped a 10-5 game to the then ranked #14 Air Force at the SoCal Invitational.
The game against Air Force will be the final game of the UC San Diego Think Pink series in support of breast cancer awareness. Triton branded sunglasses will be handed out while supplies last.
UC San Diego 5-0
UC Davis 4-0
Loyola Marymount 3-1
Concordia Irvine 2-2
Air Force 0-2
Santa Clara 0-3
Fresno Pacific 0-5
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live video stream will be available along with live stats through the FOSH. Fans can follow along through twitter and Instagram on @UCSDMWP.
The Tritons will play their final regular season road game at Long Beach State on October 30.
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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 - the highest rate among NCAA Division II institutions for the second straight year. 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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