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Men's Water Polo Falls to Cal in Regular-Season Finale

Men's Water Polo Falls to Cal in Regular-Season Finale

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Nikolaos Papanikolaou scored four times and Jack Deely had two goals and four assists to lead a balanced offensive attack for No. 2-ranked California which defeated Santa Clara men's water polo, 22-7, on Wednesday in the regular-season finale.

Roberto Valera had two assists and was one of four other Golden Bears with two goals.

Blake D'Souza had two goals for the Broncos (12-15).

Cal (19-2) scored four times in the first 4 minutes of the game.

Santa Clara cut the lead to 5-3 late in the first quarter on a goal by Billy Barry, but the Bears went on a roll, scoring the next 10.

Cal connected on all four of its 5-meter penalty attempts and was 3-for-8 with the man advantage.

Adrian Weinberg earned the win in net with eight saves.



The Broncos play in next week's Western Water Polo Association Championship at UC Davis. No. 6 seed Santa Clara will face California Baptist in the opening round.

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