Men’s Water Polo Face Tough Season

Last season, the Tritons — predicted to finish second in conference play — won the WWPA Championships to advance to the NCAA National Tournament, where they were eliminated by No. 1 UCLA.

Currently the Tritons — 4-3 overall, 4-1 in the WWPA — hasve managed to cut their losses as 6’3” sophomore Cameron Ravanbach takes over in goal for UCSD, while junior driver Josh Stiling has already netted 15 goals for the Tritons. UCSD got off to a bumpy start to the 2012 campaign, dropping to No. 5 UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 8 and No. 6 UC Irvine the following week at the Norcal Tournament. No. 11 UCSD took its first win in a double overtime bout against No. 16 Air Force, before falling to Southern California rivals No. 10 Loyola Marymount 6-1. The Tritons have since put together a three-game win streak, leading into their homeopener against LMU to be played this Wednesday, Sept. 26.