Women's Water Polo Rebounds Sunday, Wins Twice on Final Day of Triton Invitational

Women's Water Polo Rebounds Sunday, Wins Twice on Final Day of Triton Invitational

Triton Invitational Tournament Central

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Santa Clara women's water polo closed out the annual Triton Invitational with a pair of victories.

The Broncos (3-4) defeated the Sonoma State Sewolves, 6-3, before holding off Cal State East Bay Pioneers, 7-6, on Sunday, the final day of the 16-team tournament.

Mara Dominguez had two goals and Hannah Buck the game-winner against the Seawolves (0-4) in the morning session.

After Taylor Brown of Sonoma State tied the game at 3-all, Buck and Annie Eldredge scored in the final 2 minutes of the second quarter. Dominguez's third-period insurance goal was the only scoring in the second half.

Lydia Dadd backboned the Santa Clara defense with career-high 20 saves.

In an early-season rematch, Kelly Frumkin scored twice, both on the power play in the second half, for the Broncos who held off a late challenge from the Pioneers (3-4) in the afternoon session at UC San Diego's Canyonview Aquatic Center.

The contest was tied four times in the opening three quarters, but Frumkin's second goal put the Broncos ahead 6-4 and Eldredge tallied the eventual game-winner with 2:17 left in the game.

Auriel Bill's second goal pulled Cal State Easy Bay within 7-6, but there were only 42 seconds left. Bill had the game-winner in last week's 11-10 win over the Broncos who lost to No. 7 UC Irvine, 16-3, and 11th-ranked Long Beach State, 9-2, on Saturday.

Dadd made 16 saves, Buck had a goal, an assist and three steals, and Hailey Eberle scored once and had two assists against the Pioneers who were held to 3-for-9 with the man advantage.

Santa Clara was 3 of 7 on the power play after a 3-for-5 effort against Sonoma State.

Lydia Dadd (goalie), Hannah Buck, Annie Eldredge, Lauren Paxton, Maggie Oys and Hailey Eberle have started all seven games this season. Mara Dominguez has started the last four contests.
• Dadd has registered double-digits saves in five of seven games this season. She had her two biggest block outputs in her career on Sunday.
• Buck combined for seven kickouts drawn on the day, including a season-high tying four against Sonoma State.

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