SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Balazs Kosa posted seven goals and Curtis Jarvis scored twice and had three assists to lead Pepperdine to an efficient 16-7 victory over Santa Clara men's water polo on Sunday.
The seventh-ranked Waves (15-10) started fast and pulled away with an offensive outburst before halftime.
Kosa sparked a run of four straight goals, scoring twice within 40 seconds early in the second quarter. By the time Jarvis scored his second goal the lead had grown to 9-1.
The Waves needed only 14 shots to build that advantage. Santa Clara mustered just one goal on its first 12 attempts was only 1-for-10 on the power play in the game.
Sean Ferrari had two goals and two assists, and John Claude Marco made 12 saves to earn the win for the Waves.
• Patrick Kirk, Dane Estrella, Shane Hughes and Mac Carey have started all 23 games. Luca Pagano made his second-straight start for an injured Sam Toriggino and Jack Rottman made his first career start, opening the game for injured Reilley May. Sean Tehaney made his 14th-straight start in net.
• May missed his first game of the season.
• Toriggino, Zurnacian, May, Larkin, Sicat, Estrella and Dylan Fara, all fourth or fifth-year players, made their final appearance at home and were recognized prior to the start of the game.
The Broncos will be the sixth seed in the Western Water Polo Association Championship, which will be held Nov. 16-18 in Fresno, California.