LMU Pulls Away in the Fourth Quarter to Down Men’s Water Polo

LMU Pulls Away in the Fourth Quarter to Down Men’s Water Polo

STORY: Senior Reflection

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dayne Jagga posted four goals and Daniel Arellano scored twice and dished out six assists to help Loyola Marymount pull away for a 14-10 victory over Santa Clara men's water polo on Saturday.

Arellano either scored or assisted on four of the final five goals for No. 15-ranked LMU (12-12, 5-2), which has won four of its last five.

Ryan Werner's goal midway through the third quarter pulled the 14th-ranked Broncos (10-12, 2-5) within 10-9, but the Lions scored the next four in the final regular season Western Water Polo Association game of the season.

Arellano set up an Austin Clark goal and Jagga scored in the final minute of the third quarter.

Arellano's second goal made it 14-9 midway through the fourth period.

The Broncos pulled with one goal three times in the third quarter, but were unable to get the equalizer.

Adam Low posted a career-high three goals, all in the first half when the Broncos rallied from a four-goal deficit.

His third strike closed the gap to 6-5 with less than 2 minutes remaining in the second quarter, but Jagga scored twice in the final 1:31. Low entered the game with only two goals on the season.

Santa Clara scored on just one of its first 14 shots, then heated up, connecting eight of its next 12.

LMU needed only 29 shots to post its second-highest goal total of the season.

Blazo Mitrovic, Alexandros Athymaritis and Eric Reitmeir each had two goals for the Lions.

Robert Halligan picked up the win in net, posting nine saves.

Werner and Shane Hughes had two goals apiece for the Broncos who close out the regular season Sunday.

Sean Tehaney suffered the loss after recording six blocks.

NOTES
Patrick Kirk, Reilley May, Dane Estrella, Shane Hughes and Mac Carey have started all 22 games. Luca Pagano was inserted into the starting lineup for an injured Sam Toriggino. Sean Tehaney made his 13th-straight start in net.
• Toriggino missed his first game of the season.
• Carey was held scoreless. He had scored in the last nine games and had at least two goals in seven of those contests. He did contribute three assists in the game.

NEXT UP
The Broncos close out the regular season on Sunday against seventh-ranked Pepperdine. The contest begins at noon and the team will recognize its seniors in pregame.

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