Club Sports

    Dancesport

    The UCSD dancesport team completed its undefeated season with another victory at the UNLV Desert Challenge in Las Vegas, held April 24 and April 25. UCSD’s two teams took first and second place out of six teams.

    “It was the best performance I’ve seen from the team all year,” UCSD coach Peter Edwards said.

    Not only were the formation teams successful, but couples competitors from UCSD placed in the top six couples in nearly every event.

    Individual winners included Oleg Asanbayev and freshman Julie Wall, who placed second in Bronze International Cha Cha. Senior Kevin Ball and junior Elaine Blank placed second in Open Lindy Hop. Freshman Stanley Brode and freshman Kristen Stec took first in Newcomer Cha Cha, Rumba and Samba. Junior Lindy Cabot and 2003 alum Patrick Chen won first place in Pre-Championship Latin, first in Gold International Cha Cha, first in Gold International Rumba and first in Silver International Rumba. Fifth-year senior Richard Le and junior Yelena Sedochenkova placed first in Novice International Latin and senior Lawrence Ortiguerra and sophomore Olivia Bui took first in Gold International Paso Doble.

    The UCSD dancesport team will have a showcase on May 17 to give the team an opportunity to perform the formation routines and some student-choreographed pieces for the UCSD community. The event will take place in Price Center Ballroom on May 7 at 7 p.m.

    Women’s lacrosse

    The UCSD women’s lacrosse team hosted the Western Women’s Lacrosse League playoffs on April 24 and April 25 at Warren and Spanos Field. It was the first time it had hosted the event in nearly five years and the fourth time hosting in the league’s history.

    The Tritons entered the playoffs looking solid after finishing off their regular season with a pair of wins over Loyola Marymount and Pomona-Pitzer. Among the eight Division I teams vying for the championship, UCSD was ranked sixth. This playoff appearance was the first for UCSD since entering the highly competitive Division I league.

    Unfortunately, UCSD lost both of its matches on April 24, eliminating the team from a run at the title. Facing a large and organized team from Santa Clara University in the opening round, the Tritons couldn’t seem to find their rhythm. They faced a similar uphill battle against UCSB in the consolation bracket. Results of the game were unavailable at press time.

    The women’s lacrosse team improved since last year, transforming itself from a faltering team into a playoff contender in the course of a single season. Although this season marks the end for one graduating senior, the high-scoring Elaine Lui, the team is looking very strong for next year.

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