September 12, 2010

No. 13 SCU Wraps Up Princeton Tournament With Two Wins

The 13th-ranked Santa Clara men's water polo team finished up their final day of the Princeton Tournament this afternoon by defeating two more East Coast teams.

The Broncos were relatively unchallenged in a 17-2 victory over Harvard and defeated Johns Hopkins, 11-8.

Against the Crimson, freshman Tucker Carlson had a standout game with four goals.  Junior James Case had three tallies while senior Stephen Hobbs and junior Josh Luebke had two goals each to round out the multi-goal efforts.  Junior Brett Zylstra, junior Daley Meistrell, sophomore Marcus Akerland, senior Mitch Klipa, freshman Theo Nasser, and freshman Travis Greco each scored one goal.

Klipa and Zylstra combined for six steals, three each, while Luebke and Zylstra had three assists each.  Meistrell, Akerland, and Case all had two assists each. Junior goalie Michael Wishart had 10 saves in one half of play and sophomore goalie John Nash had five saves in the second half.

In the second game of the day against the Blue Jays, Hobbs scored two more goals, bringing his weekend total to nine.  Meistrell had six points: three goals, three assists, and two steals.  Klipa had two goals, while Zylstra, Akerland, Case, and Greco had one.  Zylstra also added three steals and drew two ejections and Case had an assist, a steal, and two KOD.  Wishart blocked 13 shots and had an assist.