February 7, 2004

Water Polo Falls to No. 7 California

Feb. 7, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's water polo team suffered its first loss of the season, 21-6 to seventh-ranked California to open the Stanford Invitational this morning at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Broncos are now 3-1 on the season.

Bryn Asher and Katy Shumm scored two goals each to lead the Broncos, while the other two scores were netted by Kellie Dunn and Katie Radvanyi. Radvanyi also recorded two steals and drew three kick outs to add to her strong performance in the pool today. Anne Ginotti guarded the cage in the first half and recorded four blocks and two steals, while Kristin Barnes took over the goalkeeping duties in the second half and finished with seven saves.

"Cal is a top program in our sport and we haven't seen that physical or that fast of a contest in the last couple of years," SCU head coach Keith Wilbur explained. "I thought we could have played better than we did, but at the same time, it will take a few games at this caliber of play to find out how we can adjust. Our next test will come quickly tonight."

The Broncos remain at the Invitational and play No. 8 Hawaii at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Broncos are scheduled to battle top-ranked UCLA at 10 a.m. to close out round-robin play. The match for seventh place will be at 1:30 p.m., with the fifth place (2:40), the third place (3:50) and the championship (5 p.m.) contests to follow.