Feb. 8, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's water polo team fell to top-ranked UCLA 13-1 and No. 12 San Jose State 11-1 to close out participation at the Stanford Invitational this afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Broncos have played four straight games against opponent ranked in the top 12 nationally and are now 3-4 on the season.
Against the Bruins, Kristin Barnes registered nine blocks in the cage, while Katie Radvanyi recorded two steals while drawing two kick outs. Santa Clara avoided the shutout when Katy Shumm scored two minutes into the fourth quarter.
"We knew coming into the weekend that we were facing top competition," SCU head coach Keith Wilbur said. "We improved every game and I think against San Jose State, we played a better game than the score reflected. We're taking steps in the right direction when playing these teams, but we still have work to do."
The Broncos return to the pool next weekend in Santa Cruz, to take part in the Slugfest Invitational. Santa Clara opens the tournament against Sonoma State at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday and will also play Cal State San Bernardino that afternoon at 4:10 p.m. Sunday's match times will be set based on Saturday's results. The tournament will take place at UC Santa Cruz's East Fieldhouse.