PRINCETON, N.J. – Santa Clara men's water polo earned a split during Friday's action at the Princeton Invitational.
In their first competition of the season, the Broncos defeated Johns Hopkins, 13-7, after falling to Princeton, 14-12.
Game One: Princeton 14, Santa Clara 12
Wyatt Benson (five) and Alec Mendelsohn (four) combined for nine goals to help Princeton rally for the win.
The Tigers (4-1) erased a three-goal first-half deficit with five straight strikes to take an 8-6 lead early in the third period.
Mac Carey scored four of his career-high five goals in the second half when the Broncos were able to tie the game three ties, but never regain the lead.
Carey evened the score at 12-all with 4 minutes left in the game, but Princeton's Ryan Willson scored within a minute and Kellar Maloney added an insurance marker.
Shane Hughes added three goals for the Broncos and Carey added a pair of assists.
Game Two: Santa Clara 13, Johns Hopkins 7
Shane Hughes added one goal and three assists for Santa Clara, which saw its early two-goal lead erased by the Blue Jays.
Toriggino tied the game at 5-all early in the third quarter and that began a 7-1 scoring run for the Broncos.