An overview of what to expect from the Broncos this quarter
The Santa Clara
September 28, 2017
Apart from a disappointing last three games against San Jose State, BYU and San Diego, the volleyball team has secured over seven wins already this season and is gaining more and more momentum as the season continues. They had four sweep victories (Seattle, Portland State, UC Davis, Idaho) out of the five games they played between Sept. 2 and Sept. 15; this is the first four sweep victories the team has had in three years. Last week’s win also means that the volleyball team has defeated a Top 10 ranked team for the third year in a row (taking down No. 7 USC last year and No. 10 BYU in 2015). Interesting games to look out for at home in the Fall are Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and Loyola Marymount. With support from the student body in the coming games they could have one of the best seasons they have had in years.
Men’s Water Polo
The Men’s Water Polo team ended the Princeton Invitational with a strong 12-7 win and a career high of four goals for Reilley May. The team ended with three wins out of the four games they played in the tournament meaning they had momentum for the Aggie roundup last week. This momentum seemed strong at first as the team defeated Whittier 13-8 in their first game but it died down as the team lost to Redlands, San Jose State and USC. The 20-3 defeat at USC was especially crushing for SCU Water Polo fans. However, do not lose all hope in the Water Polo team as USC is ranked No. 2 and the Santa Clara team hasn’t been sitting idly; they hope to defeat The Concordia Eagles and Cal in upcoming games.
Despite losing to No. 2 Stanford on September 17th, the Santa Clara women’s soccer team defeated UC Irvine and Cal Poly putting them in a prime position to make a comeback and defeat their opponents on home ground this quarter. The team had a season high offensive win at Seattle University with four goals to one. This was the first time the team has scored four goals since Sept. 25, 2015. The games this quarter versus Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and San Diego are sure to be interesting and action-packed. Judging by the team’s current form, the rest of the year could prevail as one of the best seasons yet. It has also been a good week for two SCU Women’s Soccer graduates in a recent match against New Zealand. Julie Ertz scored two goals and Sofia Huerta scored one leading USA to a 5-0 victory.
The Men’s Soccer team has already been working hard this season, especially in their last game against Washington with a dramatic comeback attempt. However, they have not been able to find their footing. Despite their diligence the Men’s team have yet to win a game. With 10 losses and no wins this season we can only hope they are able to turn it around but that is looking more and more doubtful with every game played. The team plays San Francisco, Saint Mary’s, Pacific and San Diego at home this quarter so stay posted for more (and hopefully better) news.
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