Tritons Host Aggies in Crucial Regular Season Finale
LA JOLLA, Calif. – It all comes down to this.
The No. 10 UC San Diego men’s water polo team will take on No. 11 UC Davis in the regular season final game that will decide the regular season championship.
Vs. No. 11 UC Davis (12-7, 6-0 WWPA)
Saturday, November 9 – Noon
Canyonview Aquatic Center
ATTENDING THE GAME
General admission is $5 and can be purchased one hour prior to the start of the game at Canyonview.
There have been recent changes to parking policies at UC San Diego and there is now a nominal charge for weekend parking in all lots. For UC San Diego Parking information, click here or download the Parkmobile smartphone or web application.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons dropped a close 12-10 to then No. 6 Long Beach State. Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt and Munatones had six- and five-point performances in the loss.
SIZING UP THE AGGIES
The Aggies have been one of the Triton’s toughest conference foes the last several seasons. The Tritons toppled them last year for the WWPA crown while the Aggies came up on top in 2016 and 2017. UC Davis’s season defining win came earlier in the season when they took down water polo powerhouse Cal 16-13 in overtime. The offense has been well rounded, with Yurii Hanley, Nir Gross and Jack Stafford all recording over 40 points on the season.
LAST TIME OUT AGAINST THE AGGIES
The Tritons had their most exciting game of the year when they took down the Aggies 13-12 in double sudden death. Turner had a career game with 23 saves while Milton played the hero with his game winner goal in the final seconds of sudden overtime.
If UC San Diego wins, they are the regular season champions and enter the WWPA tournament as the No. 1 seed. A loss would solidify the Tritons as the No. 2 seed.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Live video will be available as well as stats from the FOSH.
The Tritons will play the Sunset club and San Francisco Olympic Club as a final tune-up before the WWPA Championships that will take place November 22-24.
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 - 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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