Men's Water Polo Falls in Alumni Game
Oct. 12, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's water polo team fell to the alumni team 11-10 in the second annual alumni game, hosted this afternoon at the Leavey Pool.
The team's played six quarters, with the current Broncos leading through the first three. Daniel Figoni led off the scoring, but alumni Dan O'Connell tied the match quickly. Whit Gilfillan scored on a rebound, while Sho Yamazaki scored on a cross shot to make the advantage 3-1 after the first quarter.
The alumni made it a one-point match with goals by Marc Hausle and former SCU coach Steve Hanson. In the fourth, Brian Stoelker tied the match at 5-5 with his score. Kevin Starry's goal with 3:55 remaining put the Broncos back ahead, but Bryan Failing tied the match at 6-6 with 1:47 on clock. With 13 seconds remaining, Hausle struck again.
The alumni team was represented by Kopacek, Hanson, Jay Moorhead, Jeff Raegan, Matt Rielly, Sprouse, O'Connell, Stoelker, G. Thayer, Bryan Failing, John Peacock, Dax Faragrose and Kirk Ostrowski. Former players included Hausle, Gareth Owens and Doucette.
Santa Clara (13-8) will return to collegiate action next weekend, visiting UC Davis for a Saturday noon match. The Broncos will then return home and host Cal Maritime at the Leavey Pool at noon.