No. 14 Hartwick College Downs No. 17 UC-San Diego, Falls to No. 3 UCLA at Triton Invitational
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- No. 14-ranked Hartwick College defeated No. 17 University of California-San Diego and lost to No. 3 University of California-Los Angeles at the Triton Invitational. The Hawks sank the host Tritons by an 11-4 final score and dropped a 12-4 decision to the Bruins.
Against the Tritons, the Hawks dominated in the second half. In the third quarter alone, the Hawks outscored UCSD 5-1, turning a close 5-3 game into a 10-4 lead In the fourth, the Hawks blanked the Tritons to close out the win.
Jessica McKee and Charlotte Mensink accounted for six goals for the Hawks. Allyssa Analytis and Shannon Leonard each added a pair of tallies. Sami Capparelli scored a goal and Jess Dorman made 14 saves to help preserve the win.
Hartwick and UCLA met for the second time this season. The Hawks had a much better showing against the third-ranked Bruins than at the Michigan Kickoff in which they fell by a final count of 17-3.
The Bruins led by just a goal at the end of one period, 2-1, but got some breathing room in the second period by outscoring the Hawks 5-2. UCLA extended the advantage to 10-4 in the third and tacked on another pair of tallies in the fourth for the final 12-4 margin.
Mensink scored three goals to pace the Hawks, while Sasha Freeborn added one goal and Dorman made nine saves.
Release courtesy Hartwick Athletic Communications