Santa Clara, Calif.-- The San Jose State men's water polo started the 2016 victorious with a 10-9 win at Santa Clara Saturday afternoon at the Sullivan Aquatic Center.
San Jose State jumped out to an early 3-1 lead after the first quarter. Scepanovic scored two goals in the quarter. Santa Clara responded in the second quarter with a 4-2 goal output and tying the match at 5-5 at halftime.
The Spartans got three goals in the third period, including two from Stefanovic, to take an 8-7 lead into the final period. Both teams scored two goals in the fourth quarter. Hauschild gave the Spartans the lead for good at 9-8 with just over five minutes remaining. Stefanovic put SJSU up two goals at 10-8 with 4:11 left in the match. Santa Clara got within one at 10-9 at the 1:56 mark, but neither team scored the rest of the match.
The Spartans next match will be next Saturday, September 10, when the team plays at UC Davis beginning at 2 p.m.
San Jose State 10 Santa Clara 9
San Jose State 3 2 3 2 -- 10
Santa Clara 1 4 2 2 -- 9
SCU - Graham McClone 4; DeMarco Orella 2; Garrat Johnson 1, Reilley Man 1, Mac Carey 1
Saves - Not available.
Records - San Jose State 1-0; Santa Clara 0-1.
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