Santa Clara's No. 11 ranked men's water polo team fell in its home opener to No. 9 UC San Diego on Saturday, 10-7. Santa Clara was led by Nick Poggetti's two goals.
In the second quarter both teams scored once with Mitch Klipa hitting the back of the net. The score was 5-3 at half time.
UCSD scored three goals in the third quarter with the Broncos' James Case scoring on a break-way. UCSD led 8-4 after the third quarter.
SCU scored on two goals by Klipa and Poggetti in the fourth quarter to make it 8-6, but UCSD responded quickly to make it 9-6 UCSD. Santa Clara's final goal was scored by Poggetti.
Santa Clara vs. UC San Diego – Oct. 16, 2010
Sullivan Aquatic Center – Santa Clara, Calif.
Period 1 2 3 4 F
UCSD 4 1 3 2 10
Santa Clara 2 1 1 3 7
Santa Clara Goal Scorers: Poggetti 2, Klipa 2, Case 1, Hobbs 1, Akerland 1,
UC San Diego Scorers: Saber 3, Butler 2, Donohoe 2, Sequeira 1, Bednarek 1, Alfred 1
Goalie Saves: Morton n/a (UCSD); Wishart 12 (SCU)