No. 15 Men's Water Polo Continues Road Play This Weekend
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- Coming off their big win over No. 11 UC San Diego, the No. 15 Broncos will play in the Sunbird Round-Robin at Fresno Pacific on Saturday and then Redlands at UC Davis on Sunday.
"We are going on the road to play at Fresno Pacific on Saturday against Fresno Pacific and Occidental, and then we have a game against Redlands at Davis on Sunday," said Bronco head coach Keith Wilbur. "These are very good teams, We are playing them on the road, probably in situations where we will not have crowds at the games like we did last weekend at the NorCal tournament. This is a very important weekend for our team to stay focused, bring energy to every game and maintain the level of play we reached last weekend."
The Broncos are now 6-4 for the season and are looking to pick up their first away win against Fresno Pacific. The Sunbirds feature a young roster this year. Their returning leading scorers from last season are junior Zlatko Vlasic of Zagreb, Croatia who scored 52 goals in the 2012 season and sophomore Daniel Seymour of Placentia, Calif. who scored 62 goals. The Sunbirds are currently 4-3 for the 2013 season.
Next up, the Broncos will see the Occidental Tigers. This will be a neutral site game for both teams. Occidental has had a rough start to their season and are looking to pick up its first win of the season. They are currently 0-8.
The Tigers return five seniors this year, including senior goal keeper Patrick Fish, who tallied 78 goals for the 2012 season. This season seniors Kevin Coleman of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Jack Stabenfeldt of Larkspur, Calif. are leading the offensive attack.
On Sunday, the Broncos will move on and play their first conference game of the season against Redlands at UC Davis Aggie Shootout. Last season, the Broncos defeated Redlands 11-6 early in the season. Redlands is currently 7-5 for the 2013 season.
The Bulldogs return a strong class of seniors this year, including senior goalkeeper Tyler Abbott who recorded 220 saves last season. Their 2012 third leading scorer, Quinn Curl will also be returning this season for the Bulldogs, and is already putting many goals up for the team. Redlands is currently going on a six game winning streak, so the Broncos are looking to put a stop to their streak and come out with their first conference win of the season.