SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's water polo picked up a pair of victories during Saturday's action at the school's annual Rodeo Tournament.
The Broncos (8-10) downed Wagner, 14-7, in the morning before knocking off Johns Hopkins, 15-10, in the final game of the day, which featured seven contests at Sullivan Aquatic Center.
Graham McClone (seven) and Dane Estrella (six) and Mac Carey (five) combined for 18 goals in the two games.
McClone had a game-high four goals against Wagner (7-16) and then matched Estrella for the team scoring lead against Johns Hopkins (3-12) with three apiece.
After Matthew Miller scored to cut the Wagner deficit to 7-6 with 6:21 left in the third quarter, the Broncos reeled off the next seven goals and held the Seahawks scoreless for more than 14 minutes of action. Ryan Werner's goal on the penalty shot made it 8-4 with 2:35 left before halftime. Wagner never got closer than three the rest of the way.
In the nightcap, the Broncos snapped a 4-all tie early in the second quarter with four straight goals. McClone scored an exclusion goal with 5:32 left in the quarter then Carey (with the man advantage) and Estrella scored less than one minute apart. One of Josh Kurtz's game-high five goals cut the deficit to 11-8 for Johns Hopkins with less than one minute left in the third period, but the Broncos scored three goals in just more than two minutes early in the fourth to help seal the win.
Freshman goaltender Patrick Collins, who made his first-career start in Friday's loss to Brown, secured the victory in both games.
St. Francis (N.Y.) and UC Davis also won both of their games Saturday at Santa Clara. St. Francis defeated LMU, 13-12, and Johns Hopkins, 9-7. The Aggies knocked off Harvard, 7-6, before defeating Wagner, 18-5.
The Broncos have three more games scheduled in the tournament:
|Sunday, Oct. 23|
|Santa Clara vs. Harvard||9:20 a.m.||Live Stream|
|Santa Clara vs. Navy||4 p.m.||Live Stream|
|Monday, Oct. 24|
|Santa Clara vs. George Washington||6 p.m.||Live Stream|
San Jose State is aiding in hosting the tournament. The Spartans held seven games Saturday at West Valley College and are scheduled for another five Sunday. Santa Clara has seven games set for Sunday.
Tickets: Tickets for the Friday and Monday games at Sullivan Aquatic Center are $5 each. Entry on Saturday and Sunday is $10 for an all-day pass, which will allow patrons exit and entry for all games (not including games at West Valley College). Tickets for Santa Clara's Friday and Monday games may be purchased online or at the gate (cash only). The Saturday and Sunday all-day passes are available online or at the gate (cash only). There are no single-game tickets available on Saturday and Sunday. Sullivan Aquatic Center opens one hour prior to the first game each day. For questions, contact the Santa Clara ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu.
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. 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). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.
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