#7-Ranked Women's Water Polo Takes Unbeaten Record To Stanford Invitational

Head coach Johnny Bega has the Spartans at 8-0 and #7-ranked in the nation.
Jan. 28, 2015

With its best start in program history, the San Jose State University women's water polo team takes its 8-0 record to the Stanford Invitational for four matches, Saturday, January 31, and Sunday, February 1, against top-20 ranked teams.

The #7-ranked Spartans (8-0) open the tournament with #6-UC Irvine (0-0) at 8:00 a.m. and #18-UC Davis (1-1) at 3:45 p.m. on January 31. San Jose State takes on host and #1-Stanford (2-0) Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and concludes the weekend against either #2-UCLA, #8-Hawaii or #13-Indiana in an afternoon contest.

The Last Meeting
San Jose State6
#6-UC Irvine11
January 25, 2014
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Water Polo Finishes 3-1 At UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite
#12-San Jose State easily defeated Fresno Pacific, 18-3 before losing to #6-UC Irvine, 11-6.

Since 2010, San Jose State and UC Irvine split its last two matches. The Anteaters were an 11-6 winner at last year's UCSB Winter Invite in Santa Barbara while the Spartans posted a 7-6 triumph in 2010.

San José State left the UCSB Winter Invite last weekend with its first three wins of the season over top-20 ranked teams. Despite low-scoring triumphs in the 7-5 victory over #15-Michigan and the 8-6 decision over #11-Cal State Northridge, the Spartans still are averaging 13.1 goals a match. Rae Lekness (29), Clara Espar Llaquet (19), Victoria Smith (16) and Bianca Seyfert (13) already are in double-figures for goals scored in 2015.


 

 

Starting goalkeeper Katelynn Thompson is averaging 9.33 saves per match and has a 5.50 goals against average after eight contests.

Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly coaches poll

January 28, 2015

1. Stanford
99
2. UCLA
96
3. USC
89
4. California
87
5. Arizona State
80
6. UC Irvine
75
7. San Jose State
70
8. Hawaii
63
9, tie. Loyola Marymount
56
9, tie. Princeton
56
11. Cal State Northridge
41
12. UC San Diego
40
13. Indiana
34
14. San Diego State
32
15. Michigan
28
16. Long Beach State
27
17. UC Santa Barbara
23
18. UC Davis
16
19. Cal State Bakersfield
9
20, tie. Marist
8
20, tie. Harvard
8
20, tie. Hartwick
8