Tempe, Ariz.----- #4-ranked Arizona State University scored the first four goals and pulled away to an 11-3 win over #15-ranked San Jose State University in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match.
Carla Toha Vilanova, Cara Robinson and McKenna Yates scored for the Spartans (9-16, 0-4 MPSF). Toha Villanova's goal was San Jose State's only score of the first half and left the Spartans trailing 4-1 at halftime.
The Sun Devils (19-6, 3-3 MPSF) pulled away scoring the first seven goals of the second half. Rosie Huck, the match's leading scorer with three, scored back-to-back goals early in the fourth quarter to give Arizona State a 9-1 advantage.
Despite losing, the Spartans' power play defense continues its stinginess. Arizona State failed to score on any of its 12 power-play opportunities.
San Jose State concludes the regular season next weekend hosting CSU Bakersfield, Friday, April 21 at West Valley College and taking on #1-ranked Stanford, Saturday, April 22. Both MPSF matches are at 1:00 p.m.
San Jose State University women's water polo
San Jose State vs. Arizona State
Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, Tempe, Ariz.
April 15, 2017
Final score -- Arizona State 11, San Jose State 3
|Score By Quarters||1||2||3||4||Total|
|#15-San Jose State (9-16, 0-4 MPSF)||1||0||0||2||3|
|#4-Arizona State (19-6, 3-3 MPSF)||4||0||3||4||11|
|San Jose State -- Carla Toha Vilanova, Cara Robinson, McKenna Yates, 1, each.|
|Arizona State -- Rosie Huck, 3; Alkistis Benekou, Lena Mihavolic, Stephanie Contreras, 2, each; Maud Koopman, Bente Rogge, 1, each.|
|San Jose State -- Tayler Peters (3 quarters), 3; Katelynn Thompson (1 quarter), 0.|
|Arizona State -- Mia Rycaw (29 minutes), 8; Taylor Barrett (3 minutes), 2.|
|San Jose State -- 12.|
|Arizona State -- 8.|