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UCSD freshman Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt picked up his second career hat trick to go along with a career-high five goals in t
UCSD freshman Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt picked up his second career hat trick to go along with a career-high five goals in t
Men's Water Polo - Fri, Sep. 8, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. - A strong second half propelled the No. 13 University of California San Diego men's water polo team over Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) opponent Concordia University Irvine, 17-11, Friday afternoon in Irvine.

UC San Diego improves to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play. CUI falls to 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in the WWPA.

Freshman Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt picked up his second career hat trick to go along with a career-high five goals in the win.
Competing in his first game of the season, senior Arman Momdzhyan tallied four goals while junior Kevin Asplund and freshman Jack Ranj added two apiece. In goal, senior Oleg Koujikov picked up eight saves.

The Eagles' Angel Rojas had four goals while goalkeeper Alfredo De La Mora made one save and scored a goal.

UCSD outscored CUI 10-5 in the second half to seal its first conference win.

The Eagles led 2-0 in the first quarter before the Tritons' score four unanswered goals to take the lead. During the stretch, Ranj notched back-to-back goals while Turnbow-Lindenstadt added his first of the day.

CUI scored twice to open the second frame, including a long shot from goalie Alfredo De La Mora. The Eagles led, 6-5, with just over a minute left in the half, but UCSD put two shots into the net in the final minute to take a slim lead into halftime. Sophomore Calder Hilde-Jones scored on a powerplay at the buzzer.

In the third frame, the Eagles' Messan Moore scored early to knot the game at seven but the Tritons tallied five goals to take over a lead they would not relinquish. UCSD controlled the fourth frame, adding five more to seal the win.

All four of Momdzhyans' goals came in the second half, while Turnbow-Lindenstadt added three in the final 16 minutes.
UC San Diego returns to the pool tomorrow for two games. The Tritons play No. 11 UC Irvine at 11:30 a.m. and No. 8 Pepperdine at 3:30 p.m. Both contests will take place in Malibu.

UC San Diego 17, Concordia Irvine 11
UCSD              4          3          5          5          -           17
CUI                 3          3          2          3          -           11
Goals
UCSD: Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt 5, Arman Momdzhyan 4, Kevin Asplund 2, Jack Ranj 2, Calder Hilde-Jones 1, Carson Ivancovich 1, Cooper Milton 1, Noah Carniglia 1.
CUI: Angel Rojas 4, Joshua Mundell 3, Spencer Hosch 2, Messan Moore 1, Alfredo De La Mora 1.
Saves
UCSD: Oleg Koujikov 8
CUI: Alfredo De La Mora 1

 
 
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