Santa Clara Women's Water Polo in Action at UC San Diego
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's water polo team dropped a pair of games Saturday at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational, losing to No. 3 UCLA 11-2 and No. 17 UC San Diego 12-10.
Santa Clara had trouble generating offensive chances against third-ranked UCLA in the morning game. The Broncos rebounded to give tournament host UC San Diego a tight game in the afternoon.
"The first game we started off slowly and didn't work as hard as we needed on offense," said Santa Clara head coach Keith Wilbur. "What I really liked about the second game is the way we responded offensively. We were within one goal with a minute to go (against UC San Diego). I want to see this team put it all together tomorrow."
The Broncos will play Sonoma State Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Possible opponents in the afternoon are CSU Bakersfield or Marist.
#3 UCLA 11, Santa Clara 2
UCLA Goals: Martin 4, Greenwood 2, Barker, Clark, McGinley, P. Orozco, Umphrey
Santa Clara Goals: W. Allen, Swartz
Saves: Hill (UCLA): 6; White (SCU) 4, Clements (SCU) 4
#17 UC San Diego 12, Santa Clara 10
Santa Clara Goals: Harkins 3, Eadington 2, Burtness, Espe, Norris, Safir, Swartz
UCSD Goals: Crowell 4, Bates 3, Tran 3, Bartow 2
Saves: Clemets (Santa Clara): 8; Ostosh (UCSD): 6