Tritons to be Challenged in Final Regular Season Road Game
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. T-9 Tritons will have their final regular season road contest Wednesday evening when they make the trip to Long Beach State.
Vs. No. 7 Long Beach State
Wednesday, October 30 – 6:00 p.m.
Ken Lindgren Aquatic Center
HOW TO FOLLOW
There will be live video and stats available through the FOSH. Fans can follow along through social media accounts at UCSDmwp.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons took care of business at home and dispatched Air Force 14-9. Skyler Munatones had four goals and an assist in the contest. Jackson Ranj added to the defensive effort with four steals. The Tritons increased their win streak to 11 games and remained undefeated in conference action.
SIZING UP LONG BEACH STATE
Long Beach State is 12-9 on the season with all of its losses coming from teams ranked in the top 10. The Beach is coming off a tight 11-10 loss to UC Santa Barbara. Austin Stewart has powered the offense with 49 goals and 18 assists.
CTL VS. THE BEACH
Junior Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt had one of his best games of his career last season against the Beach in the NCAA opening round game. In one of his most memorable moments playing water polo, the Newport Beach native scored a career high seven goals to help the Tritons advance to the semifinal rounds. To hear more from Turnbow-Lindenstadt, click the attached video.
While Long Beach State holds a 52-19 lead in the series, the Tritons have been competitive in the last couple of years. The Tritons won twice in the 2018 season including their win in the NCAA tournament. In 2017, the Tritons fell in sudden death overtime.
The Tritons will have their final regular season game on November 9 when they take on UC Davis.
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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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