April 11, 2011

SCU Wraps Up The Bronco, 18-Game Water Polo Tournament

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. –
The Santa Clara University women's water polo program finished hosting The Bronco, an 18-game, three-day tournament at the Sullivan Aquatic Center. National top 10 teams, No. 7 San Jose State and No. 5 Hawaii defeated Santa Clara (11-16; 8-5 WWPA) Sunday.

After winning a Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) game over Cal State Bakersfield Saturday morning, Santa Clara took No. 20 UC San Diego into sudden-death overtime later in the day. After losses to SJSU and Hawaii, the Broncos finished the weekend 1-3.

The tournament featured four nationally-ranked teams, with Hawaii winning all three of its games, San Jose State was 4-0 and No. 6 LMU went 4-1.

Santa Clara senior Taylor Harkins had a team-leading seven goals during the weekend. Teammate Marina Allen scored six and senior goalkeeper Wren White was terrific in the overtime game with UCSD. With an 8-5 record, The Broncos sit among the top four teams in the WWPA heading into next weekend's tournament at Cal State Bakersfield.

Tournament Schedule/Results
Fri., April 9th

No. 5 Hawaii 16, No. 6 Loyola Marymount 8
Sat., April 10th
No. 7 San Jose St. 12, No. 20 UC San Diego 5
Santa Clara 6, CS Bakersfield 5
Colorado St. 13, CS San Bernardino 4
No. 6 Loyola Marymount 16, Sonoma St. 8
No. 7 San Jose St. 16, CS Bakersfield 5
No. 20 UC San Diego 9, Santa Clara 8
No. 6 LMU 13, Colorado St. 7
Sonoma St. 6, CS San Bernardino 3
Sun., April 11th
No. 6 Loyola Marymount 12, CS Bernardino 3
Sonoma St. 8, CS Bakersfield 7
No. 7 San Jose St. 13, Santa Clara 3
No. 5 Hawaii 19, Colorado St. 6
No. 20 UC San Diego 11, CS San Bernardino 6
No. 6 Loyola Marymount 19, CS Bakersfield 9
No. 7 San Jose St. 14, Sonoma St. 2
No. 5 Hawaii 12, Santa Clara 3