SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After playing 11 of its last 13 games away from home, Santa Clara women's water polo will have its next four, including three Golden Coast Conference contests, in Sullivan Aquatic Center.
The Broncos start that home stretch Saturday at 1 p.m. against Harvard (7-8), which is in the midst of a seven-game California road trip. The Crimson, ranked 20th in the nation, lost at No. 9 Pacific, 9-5, on Wednesday. Harvard plays at San Jose State on Friday.
Santa Clara (5-13, 0-1) plays its second GCC game of the season on Sunday at 1 p.m. when Fresno Pacific (10-8, 0-0) comes to town. Harvard defeated the Sunbirds, 14-4, on Tuesday, snapping a five-game Fresno Pacific winning streak.
Santa Clara got back on the winning track Saturday with an 11-7 victory at Cal State Easy Bay behind a game-high three goals from sophomore Hannah Buck.
Buck leads the team in goals (25) and kickouts drawn (40). Senior Cathy Cantoni leads the team in both assists (13) and steals (14), and is tied for second with 11 kickouts drawn.
Senior Francesca Puccinelli has started all 18 games in net for Santa Clara and has produced seven double-digit save totals.
Harvard and Santa Clara met last season at UC Santa Barbara with the Crimson prevailing 7-5. Last year, the Broncos won 6-3 at Fresno Pacific.
Santa Clara is off next week before facing GCC members Azusa Pacific on Friday, March 31, and Loyola Marymount the following day.
Fraser Memorial Service: The Santa Clara water polo program and the University lost one of its own last month with the passing of men's player Julian Fraser. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the school's Mission Church. Click here for more information.
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Tickets: Single-game tickets are available for $5. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Sullivan Aquatic Center, as well as its ticket office, is open one hour prior to the start of the game. Only cash is accepted at Sullivan Aquatic Center.
Parking: For weekday games, the Leavey Center lot, located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to the start of the game. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Please note there will be a number of events on campus on Saturday and Sunday. Overflow parking should be available in the main structure. Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.
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