Santa Clara Falls To No. 11 UC San Diego; Will Play Consolation Game Sunday
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Fourteenth ranked Santa Clara men's water polo (17-16; 8-5 WWPA) fell to No. 11 UC San Diego in the semifinals of the Western Water Polo Association Championships on Sat. by a score of 10-2. Santa Clara was only down 2-1 but UC San Diego scored eight unanswered goals to put the game away.
The Tritons were led by Graham Saber who had three goals in the third quarter and four for the game. Goalkeeper David Morton recorded an impressive 14 blocks for the game.
The Broncos wrap-up their season on Sun., Nov. 20 against No. 10 LMU at 12:30 p.m. The winner of the game will finish third in the conference while the loser will finish in fourth place.
UC San Diego 10, Santa Clara 2
Santa Clara Goals: Meistrell 2
UC San Diego Goals: Saber 4, Stilling 2, Dietrich, Syka, Donohoe, Higginson
Santa Clara Saves: Wishart 6
UC San Diego Saves: Morton 14