STOCKTON, Calif. - Santa Clara men's water polo kicks off the regular season next week, but warmed up by playing three exhibition games at Saturday's Pacific Invitational.
The Broncos fell to the host Tigers, 13-8, in the opening game then defeated Questa College, 12-6, before cloised out the day by getting edged by San Jose State, 10-9.
Ryan Werner, Patrick Kirk and Arvin Bahia each scored twice against Pacific, but Matthew Hosmer (three) was one of four multiple goal scorers for the Tigers who started to pull away by scoring five times in the second period.
Marc Weber tallied four goals, including the game-winning 5-meter strike with less than 4 minutes remaining for the Spartans. Dominick Kirk scored three times and brother, Patrick, twice against San Jose State.
The Broncos open the season on Friday at the Princeton Invitational.