Oct. 17, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Despite trailing by only two goals after one period of play, No. 16 Santa Clara struggled to net more of its own in a 10-4 loss to No. 3 Stanford on the road at Avery Aquatic Center.
Michael Wishart made 10 saves for the Broncos Saturday, who fell to 13-6 with the loss and will travel to Berkeley to face No. 2 California and California "B" Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.
Stanford scored the first two goals of the game to take a 2-0 lead halfway through the opening period before Santa Clara got on the board thanks to Meistrell's goal with 2:27 on the clock.
But Stanford would answer with its third goal just 19 seconds later, and would score three more goals to build a 6-1 lead early in the third period.
Poggetti scored his first goal with 4:38 left in the third period, bringing the Broncos to within four at 6-2, but again, Stanford would distance itself as the Cardinal scored four more goals to take a 10-2 lead.
The Broncos would get goals from Wall and Poggetti in the final minute of the game to account for the final score.