The Thirteenth-ranked UC San Diego males’s water polo crew led from begin to end and earned a 19-3 victory on the highway Saturday at Western Water Polo Affiliation opponent Concordia.
With the win, the Tritons moved to 3-5 general and remained unbeaten at 2-0 within the convention. The Eagles fell to 1-9 on the season and 0-2 within the WWPA.
UC San Diego is now 8-1 all-time towards Concordia.
The way it Occurred
The Tritons acquired out to a 3-0 lead with back-to-back-to-back objectives within the opening interval from Rhys Bugelli, Vedran Latkovic, and Max Carrillo.
The guests exploded for seven net-finders within the second stanza whereas holding the Eagles to 2. Not content material with their three-consecutive objectives within the first, the Tritons put six straight balls into the twine, the primary coming from freshman Bennett Axline earlier than the primary 60 seconds of the quarter had expired. Axline book-ended the spree by scoring the final purpose within the run with 1:13 left within the interval. In between, objectives got here from Bugelli, Carrillo, Konstantin Karlov, his first of the season, and Max Abravanel.
Concordia acquired on the board when Jacob Stuart scored with 54 seconds remaining till halftime.
Latkovic struck once more with 29 seconds left on the clock, and Stuart logged his second purpose of the sport with 4 seconds left within the first half.
UC San Diego took a snug 10-2 benefit into the break.
The second half was a lot of the identical because the Tritons out-scored the Eagles 4-0 within the third quarter and 5-1 within the fourth. They opened the third with four-straight objectives and continued the streak into the fourth quarter as Latkovic tallied his third purpose of the sport to open the ultimate stanza. Sophomore Trevor Moore netted his first purpose of the season on the 3:08 mark of the fourth.
Axline, Carrillo, and Latkovic completed with three objectives apiece. Abravanel, Bugelli, and Brendan Nugent had two every.
Alexander Nemeth performed the primary half in internet for UC San Diego and was known as upon to make eight saves. Logan Estes took the tending duties over within the second half and completed with 5 saves. Nemeth earned his second victory of 2021.
• It was the fourth profession hat trick for Carrillo.
• Nugent’s 4 factors (two objectives, two assists) at present set a brand new career-high for the junior.
• With three objectives and an help at present, Latkovic took again the crew lead for objectives (22) and factors (29).
• Bugelli is the lone Triton to have scored in all eight of the crew’s video games this season.
UC San Diego performs at seventh-ranked Lengthy Seashore State on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. The non-conference match shall be broadcast stay by ESPN+ and can be adopted with FOSH stay stats.
UC San Diego’s annual Battle of the Kings is about for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. when Loyola Marymount visits Canyonview Aquatic Heart. Final season’s version noticed virtually 1,000 followers witness the Tritons defeat the Lions with a Latkovic purpose with simply 15 seconds remaining in regulation.
Tickets for house matches can be found for buy right here. UC San Diego college students are admitted free to all house video games.