PRINCETON, N.J. – Santa Clara men's water polo was unable to keep the momentum going from its season-opening victory at the Princeton Invitational.
The Broncos (1-2) were knocked off by Georgetown, 15-7, and by Fordham, 12-9, on Saturday.
George Washington 15, Santa Clara 7
Andrew Mavis tallied five goals and Andras Levai scored three times to help the Colonials pull away in the second half for a 15-7 victory over the Broncos.
Adam Low scored twice for Santa Clara, which tied the game at 6-all early in the third quarter but then it was all George Washington (5-1).
Mavis had two of the team's four goals in the third period. The Colonials tallied five goals in less than a 3-minute span from the end of the third into the fourth to build a 14-6 lead.
Santa Clara trailed 6-3 late in the first half but Jake Landrum and Shane Hughes each scored in the final 43 seconds of the second quarter and Arvin Bahia tied it just more than a minute into the third.
Sean Tehaney went the distance in net for the Broncos and registered eight blocks.
The Broncos, who defeated Johns Hopkins, 17-8 on Friday, were only 1-for-7 with the man advantage.
Fordham 12, Santa Clara 9
Dimitris Koukias posted five goals and Jake Miller-Tolt and Joseph Agabs each scored twice to lead the Rams to a 12-9 win over Santa Clara.
Kirk's first goal pulled the Broncos within 6-5 midway through the third, but the Rams scored the next four, including both of Miller-Tolt's markers, in a 4-minute span.
Chase Zamborelli started in goal for Santa Clara and posted 13 saves.
The Rams scored on five of their 12 chances with the man advantage. The Broncos were 2-for-9.
The Broncos close out play in the tournament on Sunday, facing Navy at 8:45 a.m. PT.