The Santa Clara
April 12, 2018
Women’s Beach Volleyball
SANTA CLARA, CA—Santa Clara’s Women’s Beach Volleyball hosted their inaugural day of competition at the university’s new beach volleyball courts against the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University on April 7. Senior Erin Reineking and sophomore Michelle Gajdka defeated Thaliana Grajeda and Jamie Hirai of San Jose State. Reineking took the team’s first home dual victory with a cross-court bump to end the match.
Sophomore Ngozi Nwabuzoh and junior Tatiana San Juan took a victory against San Francisco after a lose in the first set. The match was ended by a kill from Nwabuzoh. After strong fights from every pair, Santa Clara lost 3-2 to both San Jose State and USF. In the end, USF took the win against San Jose State, beating them 3-2.
PROVO, UT—Brigham Young University’s offense took down the Broncos in a three-game sweep this past weekend.
After two early runs from Santa Clara sophomores Eleni Spirakis and Hannah Russell, BYU answered with eight total runs in the first two innings.
Junior Morgan Modesto and senior Ellie Fisher each scored runs. Sophomore Adele Elkind started, allowing eight runs on four hits and five walks and a strikeout.
The Broncos will play three games at home this weekend against San Diego.
SANTA CLARA, CA—Men’s Tennis shut out University of San Diego on their senior day with a score of 4-0.
Senior Sebastien Mathieu finished his final home match with a forehand killer to defeat Pratt Keerasuntonpong, 6-2 and 6-3.
Junior Andrew Gu and junior Robert Seby beat the No. 63 doubles USD team, August Holmgren and Joel Gamerov, 6-4 to kick off the day of wins.
Santa Clara will play its final four matches on the road against the University of San Francisco, Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University and California Polytechnic State University in the coming weeks.
Women’s Water Polo
GLENDORA, CA—Women’s Water Polo’s strong defensive showing on Saturday was not enough to take down Azusa Pacific University. An early fourth quarter goal from Azusa’s Carinna Prince sealed the 5-4 win over the Broncos.
Junior Annie Eldredge had a career-high, tying three goals and posting a career-best four steals. Her two goals in the first five minutes of the game set the Broncos off on the right foot before Azusa scored the next three. Sophomore Maggie Oys scored during the third quarter to bring the score to 4-3.
Goalie and sophomore Lydia Dadd had 10 saves with five in the third period when she shut out the Azusa Cougars.
The Broncos’ season finale, as well as their Senior Day, is set for Saturday, April 21 against Azusa.
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