Spartans Win 3-Of-4 For 9th Place At UC Irvine Invitational

Bianca Seyfert was one of three Spartans to score five times in a UC Irvine Tournament match.
Feb. 22, 2015

Irvine, Calif.----- San Jose State University completed a two-match sweep over UC Davis and Loyola Marymount to finish in ninth place out of 16 teams at the UC Irvine Invitational women's water polo tournament.

The #8-ranked Spartans (12-4) topped UC Davis (8-8), 10-8, in their morning match and concluded the day with a 16-13 victory over #20-ranked Loyola Marymount. San Jose State finished the tournament with three consecutive wins after losing to #9-Cal State Northridge in its UC Irvine opener.

Bianca Seyfert matched her single-game career high of five goals and Rae Lekness added five more as San Jose State racked up its third highest single-match goal total this season in the Loyola Marymount win.

With three scores, team captain Timi Molnar was the Spartans' third multi-goal scorer in San José State's first win in five tries over Loyola Marymount dating back to 2010. The graduate student from Budapest, Hungary raised her career-scoring total to 202 to become the fourth player in school history to score at least 200 goals.

Katelynn Thompson was credited with four saves in goal for San Jose State in each of the team's two victories.

The Spartans advanced to the ninth place match with a 10-8 win over #13-UC Davis. San Jose State trailed, 5-4 at halftime, and was even with the Aggies, 7-7, going into the final quarter.

For the second time in two meetings this season, Espar Llaquet scored five times in a win over UC Davis. Molnar, Lekness and Seyfert each scored once in the victory.

San José State opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, Sunday, March 1, hosting UCLA at The Aquatics Center in a 1:00 p.m. contest.



UC Irvine Invitational women's water polo tournament

Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Beach, Calif.

February 22, 2015

Day 2 of 2

Game 25 - Ninth Place 1 2 3 4 Total
#20-Loyola Marymount (9-5) 0 4 3 6 13
#8-San Jose State (12-4) 2 3 5 6 16
Goal Scoring
Loyola Marymount - Laura Lopez, 5; Mackenzie Beck, 3; Erin Byrne, Ivana Castro, 2, each; Bridgette Alvarez, 1.
San Jose State - Bianca Seyfert, Rae Lekness, 5, each; Timi Molnar, 3; Cara Robinson, Brittany Krappe, Clara Espar Llaquet, 1, each.
Goalkeeper Saves
Loyola Marymount - Jordan White, 10.
San Jose State - Katelynn Thompson, 4.

Game 18 1 2 3 4 Total
#8-San Jose State (11-4) 2 2 3 3 10
#13-UC Davis (7-8) 1 4 2 1 8
Goal Scoring
San Jose State - Clara Espar Llaquet, 5; Victoria Smith, Timi Molnar, Rae Lekness, Dani Styles, Bianca Seyfert, 1, each.
UC Davis - Keelia Houston, Paige Virgil, Carla Tocchini, 2, each; Bryn Lutz, Hannah Harvey, 1, each.
Goalkeeper Saves
San Jose State - Katelynn Thompson, 4.
UC Davis - Haley Cameron, 4.