No. 11 Water Polo Falls to No. 9 UCSD

No. 11 Water Polo Falls to No. 9 UCSD

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.

UCSD scored immediately to open the game with a 1-0 lead in the first 45 seconds. UCSD took a 4-2 lead after the first quarter.  Santa Clara's goals were scored by Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Akerland

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)



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