September 26, 2003

Men's Water Polo Upsets BYU-Hawaii at Slugfest

Sept. 26, 2003

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Daniel Figoni and Kenny Flanagan-De La Hoz scored four goals each to lead the Santa Clara University men's water polo team to a 9-3 victory over 17th-ranked BYU-Hawaii this afternoon to open the Slugfest Invitational, hosted by UC Santa Cruz at its East Field House.

The Broncos are now 6-2 on the season.

"It was a solid win for our team over good competition," Bronco head coach Keith Wilbur said. "Our guys played good water polo for all four quarters. I'm happy with the win, but we play a good team later this evening in Whittier. They're a conference opponent, so we need to refocus and put our best effort out there again tonight."

Freshman Kevin Starry added the Broncos' other goal, while Peter Moore led the Broncos' defensive efforts with 14 blocks in the cage.

Santa Clara will play Division III-fifth-ranked Whittier at 6:10 p.m. tonight, and remains at the Invitational with four more matches on the weekend. On Saturday, Santa Clara will battle Division III-tNo. 6 Claremont at 10:45 a.m. and then the No. 1 Division III team in Redlands at 4:10 p.m. Sunday's matches are against 15th-ranked U.S. Air Force Academy (9:05 a.m.) and Division III (tied for) sixth-ranked Pomona-Pitzer (3:35 p.m.).