Men's Water Polo Wins Twice at Inland Empire
Sept. 15, 2002
REDLANDS, Calif. - Junior J.P. Doucette scored in the third overtime as the Santa Clara University men's water polo team defeated Division III 10th-ranked Pomona-Pitzer 10-9 this afternoon to close out participation in the Inland Empire Invitational, hosted by the University of Redlands. The Broncos defeated No. 9 Chapman by an 8-5 score earlier in the day to improve to 4-5 on the season.
The Broncos earned a dramatic four-overtime victory last night against Whittier and didn't disappoint fans in the encore. Sophomore Mark Oda won the sprint and SCU set up its offense in a man-up situation, as Pomona had a man ejected at the end of the previous overtime. Doucette scored on a nice right-handed sweep shot that went through the goalie's outstretched arms.
"We played well the entire weekend," head coach Keith Wilbur said. "Our guys showed a lot of heart in these hard-fought victories."
The Broncos remain on the road and visit Santa Cruz for three contests, taking on Redlands on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Santa Clara will follow with two contests on Sunday, against La Verne at 11:15 a.m. and against host UC Santa Cruz at 2:15 p.m.