SAN DIEGO – San Diego State turned a one-goal affair into a comfortable lead late in the third quarter and pulled away for a 4-1 victory over Santa Clara women's water polo on Thursday.
Hannah Carrillo scored twice and Shelby Kraft had one goal and one assist to lead the way for the Aztecs (11-11, 4-1 Golden Coast Conference) who scored three times in the final 4 minutes of the third period to build a 4-0 lead.
In their two-game road trip opener, the Broncos (6-12, 0-2) were able to generate more shots in the second half compared to the first (14 to 6), but could not solve San Diego State netminder Maura Cantoni who turned aside 12 shots.
Santa Clara tallied its lone goal on the power play, but went scoreless on the other five opportunities.
Lydia Dadd suffered the loss in net, registering nine blocks.
The Broncos play at Concordia on Friday. Start time is 1:30 p.m.
• Hannah Buck, Emma Allegrucci, Annie Eldredge, Lauren Paxton, Maggie Oys, Hailey Eberle and Lydia Dadd comprised the starting lineup. Buck, Allegrucci, Eldredge and Eberle have started all 18 games. Paxton, Oys and Dadd have each started all but one.
• Allegrucci and Buck each drew three kickouts.