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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara University women's water polo team aims for back-to-back Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) victories when league rival Cal State Monterey Bay visits the Sullivan Aquatic Center on Saturday at 9 a.m. A non-conference afternoon matchup with Cal Baptist will follow at 3:30 p.m.
"I think we have improved as a team over the last three weeks," said Santa Clara head coach Keith Wilbur. "We are looking forward to a rematch with Cal State Monterey and the game against Cal Baptist should be a good game as well. Cal Baptist is a good team and a good non-conference match up for us."
Four goals from senior driver Marina Allen (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) helped the Broncos top Cal State East Bay 10-7 last Saturday, a game which upped SCU's league record to 2-4. One of those conference losses came at the hands of Cal State Monterey Bay, 10-4, back on Feb. 4.
Complementing Allen's play last weekend was continued production from sophomore Claire Eadington (Corona Del Mar/Corona Del), who leads the team in assists (19) and steals (22). Allen's 22 goals leads all SCU players this season, followed closely behind by Eadington's 20 and 18 from true freshman Ashleigh Bandimere (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad).
In goal, Stephanie Clements (San Carlos, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep) had one of her best games as a full-time starter this season, recording 10 saves in that pivotal victory over Cal State East Bay last week. 42 earned ejections from Laura Espinosa (Mountain View, Calif./Mountain View) on the season equals her pace of last season's 76, which set the Santa Clara Broncos single-season record.
For more information on Saturday's games or for tickets, contact the Santa Clara University Athletic Ticket Office at 408-554-4660.
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February 11, 2012 Broncos Battling Tough Competition at UCSD Triton Inviational
February 9, 2012 Next for SCU Water Polo: 16-Team Triton Invitational in San Diego
February 3, 2012 SCU Falls to Michigan; Play in Monterey Saturday
January 29, 2012 Water Polo Picks up WWPA Victory at UC Santa Barbara’s Invite
January 23, 2012 Broncos Picked Third in WWPA Preseason Coaches Poll
January 22, 2012 Claire Eadington Stars for Santa Clara in Close Loss to Pacific
January 9, 2012 Espinosa, Broncos Enter Season Just Outside National Top 20
November 30, 2011 Palo Alto’s Elizabeth Anderson Signs NLI with Santa Clara University
November 14, 2011 SCU Women’s Water Polo 2012 Schedule Announced
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