LA JOLLA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's water polo dropped both games on the opening day of the Triton Invitational, which is being held at UC San Diego.
The Broncos (2-3) lost to No. 5-ranked UC Irvine, 13-3, and then were upended by CSUN, 10-6, on Saturday.
UC Irvine 13, Santa Clara 3
Tara Prentiss scored three times and Sara Nichols and Toni Shackelford each posted two goals for UC Irvine which led from start to finish in a 13-3 win over the Broncos.
The Anteaters scored the first five goals of the game and built a 7-1 lead by halftime with two late goals in the second quarter.
Prentice and Nichols scored early in the third period to extend the lead to eight.
UC Irvine went 3 of 7 with the extra attacker.
CSUN 10, Santa Clara 6
CSUN used a high-scoring second quarter to propel it to a 10-6 win over the Broncos.
The Matadors followed up a four-goal first period with six more in the second to hold off Santa Clara.
Eberle also had two assists and a pair of steals.
CSUN scored on five of its six chances with the man advantage while Santa Clara was 2-for-9.
Allegrucci drew five of CSUN's kickouts.
The Broncos close out play in the Triton Invitational on Sunday with a pair of games. They will face Pomona-Pitzer at 9:20 a.m. and play again at either 1:20 or 2:40 p.m.