STANFORD, Calif. – Santa Clara men's water polo earned a split on the second day of the Mountain Pacific Invitational.
The Broncos (5-8) defeated San Jose State, 13-9, after losing to UC San Diego, 15-7, in Saturday's action in the three-day, 16-team tournament that concludes Sunday.
Game One: UC San Diego 15, Santa Clara 7
Kacper Langiewicz, Myles Martinez and Noah Carniglia each scored three goals to lead a balanced offensive attack in UC San Diego's 15-7 win over the Broncos.
The Tritons (11-4) scored eight goals in the first 10 minutes and were 3-for-7 with the man advantage.
Jack Rottman scored a career-best three goals for the Broncos against fellow Western Water Polo Association member.
Patrick Kirk scored once and drew three kickouts for Santa Clara.
Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt, one of eight players to score, had two goals for the Tritons.
The teams will meet in WWPA action on Nov. 1 in Santa Clara.
Game Two: Santa Clara 13, San Jose State 9
Reilley May drew a career-high six kickouts to help the Broncos go 6-for-10 with the power play.
Santa Clara trailed twice in the opening period by one goal, but held the Spartans scoreless for 14 minutes to take control.
Toriggino started a five-goal run midway through the second quarter and when Carey scored 8 minutes the Broncos had built a 9-4 lead.
Adam Bado led the Spartans with three goals.
Sean Tehaney secured the win in net for the Broncos, posting a career-high 13 blocks.
Santa Clara plays Air Force on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the finale of the Mountain Pacific Invitational. The teams met last Saturday in Colorado, with the Falcons prevailing 18-13 in a WWPA game.