Santa Clara, Calif.-----Juliet Moss and Allie Stewart each scored six goals in two matches leading San Jose State University to wins over Santa Clara University, 17-7, and Cal State Monterey Bay, 17-10, in first-day action at the Nor-Cal Open women’s water polo tournament.
Moss, a senior, found the net five times for the tenth-ranked Spartans (4-1) in the win over Santa Clara and once in the first period against Cal State Monterey Bay. Stewart, a freshman, scored four times in the opener and twice in the second game of the day. Freshman Dani Curran was San Jose State’s top scorer in the Cal State Monterey Bay victory with four goals.
“Our girls played well. We had good ball movement. Our passing was better. We showd some improvement over last week,” said San Jose State head coach Lou Tully. “I’m pleased with our freshmen. They’re doing a good job,” added Tully, who has 11 freshmen on the 21-player roster. “I would have liked to see us play stronger defense, but all in all, I’m happy with the way things are going.”
San Jose State concludes play in the Nor-Cal Open, Sunday, February 1, taking on #9-ranked UC Davis and Sonoma State. The UC Davis match is at 10:30 a.m. The Sonoma State contest is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Both matches are at Santa Clara University’s Sullivan Aquatic Center. There is no admission charge to watch the matches.
Santa Clara (1-2) 2-1-2-2=7
San Jose State (3-1) 5-3-5-4=17
Santa Clara Allie Lamb, Amy Lamb, Allen, Espinosa, Jarrell, Olson, Zimmerman, 1 each.
San Jose State Juliet Moss, 5; Allie Stewart, 4; Ally Waasted, Tanya Torres, 2 each; Katelyn Solis, Kelly Stewart, Bridget McKee, Megan Lane, 1 each.
Santa Clara White, 5.
San Jose State Meagan Minson, 4; Kelly Kennison, 2.
Cal State Monterey Bay (0-3) 4-1-2-3=10
San Jose State (4-1) 6-7-1-3=17
Cal State Monterey Bay Smart, 4; Koomdyk & Enriquez, 2 each; McRae & Walters, 1 each.
San Jose State Dani Curran, 4; Bridget McKee & Tanya Torres, 3 each; Allie Stewart & Janessa Schmidbauer, 2 each. Natalie Jennings, Juliet Moss & Kelly Stewart, 1 each.
Cal State Monterey Bay Prosser, 4.
San Jose State Lauren Lewis, 2; Kelly Kennison, 3.
Other January 31 scores from the NorCal Open
California 20, Cal State Monterey Bay 2
Hawaii 14, Sonoma State 1
UC Davis 11, Pacific 6
California 15, Sonoma State 1
Hawaii 11, UC Davis 7
Santa Clara 8, Pacific 2