DAVIS, Calif. – Santa Clara women's water polo earned a split in its season-opening tournament.
The Broncos (1-1) defeated Fresno Pacific, 11-5, after falling to UC Davis, 15-5, on Saturday at the Aggie Invite.
Game One: UC Davis 15, Santa Clara 5
Noelle Wijnbelt and Allyson Clague each posted three goals to lead a balanced offensive attack for No. 10 UC Davis which cruised to a 10-5 win over the Broncos.
The Aggies scored four times in the opening 4 minutes of the game and the Broncos were unable to convert with the man advantage.
Hannah Buck drew six kickouts, but the Broncos were only able to connect on 3 of 16 attempts on the power play, including 0-for-10 in the first half when the Aggies built a 10-0 lead.
Emma Allegrucci had a goal and an assist for Santa Clara.
Game Two: Santa Clara 11, Fresno Pacific 5
Santa Clara scored on its first two attempts with the man advantage and built a 6-1 lead after 10 minutes.
The Broncos held the Sunbirds scoreless on the power play in their seven attempts.
Lydia Dadd posted 12 blocks to earn the victory.