Water Polo Downs Irvine

The UCSD women’s water polo team won one and lost one this weekend on the road.

For the first game, the Tritons squeaked by UC Irvine, 7-6.

UCSD held a 6-3 lead after three quarters. The Anteaters notched three points in the final period, but UCSD held off the threat with a goal of its own.

Emma Kudritzki logged a hat trick for UCSD, and Samara Silverman, Maris Bantilan-Smith, Erin Welsh and Renae Coulter each contributed with a score.

Triton goalkeeper Megan Hubbs saved nine shots.

It was a different story for the Tritons against powerhouse University of Southern California. The Trojans won in a laugher, 18-1.

The game was 11-1 in favor of the home team after three periods, which went on to score seven more goals in the fourth for the blowout.

Erin Welsh scored the lone goal for UCSD, and Hubbs picked up four saves.

This weekend is of the utmost importance, as the Tritons participate in the Women’s Western Water Polo Association Championships. UCSD will be hosting the event, which runs from Friday to Sunday. The Tritons are the third seed and the championship game will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The conciliation game will be at 12:30 p.m. the same day.