Water Polo On The Rise

    Last Friday and Saturday the 12th-ranked UCSD women’s water polo team traveled to Long Beach to compete in the Long Beach Invitational and went an impressive 5-0 over the two days to improve to 17-11 for the season.

    On the first day, the Tritons roared out of the gates with a 14-2 pounding of Cal State Bakersfield. In the second game of the day, UCSD continued its dominating play by demolishing the Claremont/Mudd polo team, 11-1. Freshman goalie Andrea Cornford was stingy in the net, holding the opposition to a single goal in the first quarter and then blanking them the rest of the match to end with six saves.

    On Saturday the Tritons first squared off against Occidental College and had no problem, winning the game 10-5. Both Emma Kudritzki, Courtney Hemmerly and Hilary Smith put in two goals.

    The second game was a bit tougher, as UCSD took on the tournament host, Long Beach State. Due to a stifling defense, led by Hubbs with eight saves, the Tritons were able to come out on top, 3-2, due to two goals from Kudritzki. The third game just eked out a victory over UC Santa Barbara, 7-6, behind the inspired play of Kudritzki, who tallied four goals in the match.

    Kudritzki was the Tritons’ main offensive weapon throughout the tournament, and she finished the weekend with an incredible 12 goals in five games to lead the Tritons.

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