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Tritons yet to falter in pursuit of NCAA basketball championship

Posted at 6:53 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 21:53:30-05

(KGTV) They're the West Coast's unstoppable force in women's basketball, and to call this a special season for the UCSD women's basketball team would be an understatement.

The Tritons are answering every challenge, opening their season with 21 straight wins after a rout of Cal State Dominguez Hills on Thursday night at RIMAC Arena.

"I just feel like this year has been so fun," senior guard Joleen Yang tells 10News. "We're genuinely so happy to be playing with each other."

You can see that joy when watching the Tritons play. "We cheer more than we ever had before and we're honesty so excited," Yang adds.

Of course, 21-0 hasn't been a walk in the park.

Senior guard Sydney Sharp says the team has "a target on our backs" as opponents all look to be the ones to hand the Tritons their first loss.

So far, none have succeeded.

It's all building up to next month's NCAA tournament, where the 2nd-ranked Tritons are aiming for a national title.

"You want to compete for championships, I think that is our overarching goal," says UCSD head coach Heidi Vanderveer. "Whatever happens along the road, as long as we getter better collectively every day, the results will take care of themselves."

The Tritons return to RIMAC Arena on Saturday night when they host Cal State L.A.