UCSD Tritons Take On Long Beach State In Final Road Contests of Regular Season

Courtesy: UC San Diego Athletics

LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 9 UC San Diego women’s water polo team face No. 15 Long Beach State in their final road games of the regular season. The Tritons look to keep their unbeaten conference record intact against the Beach.

DETAILS
No 9 UC San Diego (8-4, 3-0 BW) at No. 15 LBSU (1-6, 0-3 BW)
Friday, April 16 at 7:00 pm (Conference)
Saturday, April 17 at 12:00 pm (Non-conference)
Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center
Live Stats 1 | Live Stats 2 | BigWestTv

UC SAN DIEGO AND COVID-19
UC San Diego’s nationally renowned Return to Learn program was created to return to in-person teaching, learning, conducting pioneering research and serving our communities in the safest way possible. The program has three adaptive pillars that are central to our strategy to resume on-campus activity: risk mitigation, viral detection, and intervention.

For the latest information on UC San Diego and COVID-19, please visit the University’s Return to Learn site.

ATTENDING THE GAMES 
Per the current COVID-19 guidelines set by the state of California, the County of San Diego and the Big West Conference, fans are not permitted to attend home games at Canyonview Aquatic Center. For more information on UC San Diego ticket policies, visit UCSDTritons.com/tickets.

COVERING THE TRITONS
Media members wishing to cover a UC San Diego game in-person at Canyonview Aquatic Center this season must notify a member of the Athletics Communication staff no later than 24 hours before start of a contest. All media members will need to complete a UC San Diego symptom screening form on the day of game prior to arriving on campus.

LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons split games with UC Davis on April 10. They picked up a conference win in game one with a 11-7 victory but fell short in a game two 11-8 nonconference loss. Annika Arroyo led the Tritons with seven goals on the day, followed by Grace Pevehouse with five.

BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Arroyo was named the Big West Player of the Week on April 14, marking the second time this season s has won the award. The freshman had a four-goal performance in the Triton’s win over UC Davis and sits in third in the conference with 19 goals on the season. Previously, Ciara Franke was named Big West Player of the Week on March 31 and Bennett Bugelli earned the honor on February 24.

USE CREDIT UNION TRITON ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Arroyo was named the USE Credit Union Athlete of the Week on April 12. Previously, Bennett Bugelli  was named Athlete of the Week on March 22, Arroyo was also named the Triton Athlete of the Week on March 15 and Ciara Franke earned the honor on March 1.

2020 BIG WEST SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Franke was named UC San Diego’s 2020 Big West Female Scholar-Athlete of the year. Each institution is awarded one male and female award winner. The award acknowledges their accomplishments on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities.

BIG WEST RANKED NATIONALLY
6. Hawai’i
7. UC Irvine
9. UC San Diego
10. UC Davis
15. Long Beach State

CONFERENCE STANDINGS
UC San Diego (3-0)
UC Davis (2-2)
Hawai’I (1-1)
UC Irvine (1-1)
Long Beach State (0-3)

SIZING UP THE BEACH
The Beach are 1-6 on the season and are looking for their first conference win when they host UC San Diego. LBSU picked up their first victory of the season when they defeated Loyola Marymount 8-6 last weekend. The Tritons will look for a little revenge from a 6-4 conference loss to the Beach in 2020. Since 2006, the Tritons have gone 9-15 against the Beach.

100 GOALS CLUB
Grace Pevehouse (157) and Ciara Franke (137) have scored over 100 goals in their careers. Next closest player is Jessee Ransone with 67.

RECORD WATCH

With 583 career saves, Bennett Bugelli ranks ninth all time. Currently, Kaitlin Foe ranks eighth with 634 saves.

HEAD COACH BRAD KREUTZKAMP
Kreutzkamp is in his 12th season as Head Coach of the women’s team. He has a career record of 243-166. With three more wins, he will overtake Denny Harper as winningest coach in program history.

UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETICS LAUNCHES WEEKLY PODCAST
As part of UC San Diego’s transition to Division I, the Athletics Department launched a weekly podcast, Tritoncast. Produced by UC San Diego Athletics Communications, Tritoncast features in-depth interviews with UC San Diego personalities including scholar-athletes, alums, coaches, and administrators. Triton fans will get an inside look at the UC San Diego Athletics Department as the program transitions to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference.

New episodes of Tritoncast are available each week on the most popular podcasting apps, including Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Audible, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. In addition, each episode can be heard and downloaded on UCSDTritons.com. For individual show information and listen links, follow Tritoncast on Twitter @Tritoncast.

FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD
Got some young Triton fans in your family? If they are eighth grade or under, check out the Junior Triton Club. Membership includes a free t-shirt, admission to over 100 UC San Diego home athletic events, and much more!

GEAR
For the latest Triton apparel and accessories, visit the official team store of the Tritons here.

HOW TO FOLLOW
Keep up with the Tritons all season long on social media through Twitter and Instagram. The team’s social media handle is @UCSDwwp.

UP NEXT
The Tritons will play their final games of the regular season when they host UC Irvine on April 23 and 24 at Canyonview Aquatic Center.

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