Broncos Open WWPA Championships With 6-3 Win Over Air Force
Nov. 17, 2006
POMONA, Calif. - The Santa Clara Broncos got the Western Water Polo Association Championships started on a good note, defeating Air Force by a score of 6-3. With the victory, the Broncos will play on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against No. 1 seeded UC San Diego.
It was a very tight game, with both teams playing very good defense. Goals were very hard to come by, but in the fourth quarter, with Santa Clara leading 3-1, the Broncos gave up a 5M penalty shot. Goalie Robert Callahan came up with a huge save and the Broncos quickly countered. Freshman Liam Farrell put the Broncos up 4-2, and that was the turning point in the game. The Broncos went on to win 6-3.
Farrell finished the game with a hat-trick, and Mike Detoy, Billy Gorin and Mike Sorgenfrei each had a goal of their own. Luke Oda continued his strong play, drawing three kickouts, and Callahan posted a season-high 15 blocks in the cage and added two steals.
Saturday's matchup against UC San Diego could be a tough test for the Broncos. In their only meeting this season, the Broncos were defeated by No. 1 seeded UC San Diego by a score of 12-7. However, the Broncos finished the season with an 11-3 record in the WWPA, including a 9-6 upset of defending conference champion Loyola Marymount on October 21st. Stay tuned to santaclarabroncos.com for score updates and match results.
Fri., November 17
Santa Clara def. Air Force 6-3
Pomona-Pitzer def. La Verne 10-6
UC Santa Cruz def. Whittier 12-7
UC Davis def. Redlands 9-6
LMU def. Pomona-Pitzer 5-4
UC San Diego def. UC Santa Cruz 13-9
|Sat., Nov. 18||Time||Dark Caps||White Caps|
|Game 7||10:00 a.m.||La Verne||vs.||Air Force|
|Game 8||11:30 a.m.||Redlands||vs.||Whittier|
|Game 9||1:00 p.m.||Loyola Marymount||vs.||UC Davis|
|Game 10||2:30 p.m.||UC San Diego||vs.||Santa Clara|
|Game 11||4:00 p.m.||Winner 7||vs.||UC Santa Cruz|
|Game 12||5:30 p.m.||Winner 8||vs.||Pomona-Pitzer|