SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The Santa Clara women's water polo team continues its traveling streak this weekend.
The Broncos (2-1) face Cal St. East Bay on Saturday at noon at Pioneer Pool.
"Cal State East Bay is a solid team, and playing at their pool always presents a good challenge," said head coach Keith Wilbur. "The dimensions of their pool are different from most pools, so we need to prepare not just for the team but for a different playing environment."
The Broncos prepare for the face off against the Pioneers (1-0) by working on their active defense, offensive spacing and counter attacks, and the utilization of the shot clock.
Wilbur notices areas in last weekend's 14-11 win against Cal St. Monterey Bay where the team could hone certain skills.
"The main area for improvement from this past weekend is being consistent throughout the game and having good composure," said Wilbur. "When we followed our game plan, we were doing well. However, when a couple breaks did not go our way, we started forcing passes and shots, and that is when we went through a tough stretch. We need to stay patient on offense and create a good opportunity on every possession."
• Hannah Buck, Emma Allegrucci, Annie Eldredge, Lauren Paxton, Maggie Oys, Hailey Eberle and Lydia Dadd have started all three games.
• Buck and Paxton are tied for the team lead in goals with six. Buck also leads the team in steals (five) and kickouts drawn (seven). Eldredge and Eberle have five goals apiece. Elredge has a team-high seven assists.
• The Broncos will play their first nine games away from home. The home opener is set for Feb. 23 against Cal State Monterey Bay.