Stanford, Calif.-----Rachel Henry scored her first major college three-goal hat trick against UC Davis as San Jose State topped the Aggies, 13-12, in a Stanford Invitational women's water polo match.
Henry and Dani Curran were two of the four players in the match to score three times as the Spartans (5-1) racked up a season-high 13 goals. The win was San Jose State's third over UC Davis. The three wins were by a margin of just four goals.
Meagan Minson was credited with eight saves in the Spartans' win.
San Jose State suffered its first loss of the season in a 14-6 decision to #3-ranked USC. The Trojans (1-0) broke out of a 3-3 first-quarter tie with 10 goals in the middle periods.
Anna Natalizio was the Spartans' only multi-goal scorer in the match with two.
San Jose State faces #1-ranked Stanford at 8:00 a.m. to open the final day's action at the Stanford Invitational and concludes play with an afternoon match either for third or fifth place.
Stanford Invitational Women's Water Polo Tournament
February 4, 2012
Game 1 - USC 14, San Jose State 6
San Jose State (5-1) 3-1-1-1 = 6
USC (1-0) 3-5-5-1 = 14
San Jose State Goal Scorers - Rachel Henry (1), Katie Buzzetta (1), Victoria Smith (1), Natalie Jennings (1), Anna Natalizio (2).
USC Goal Scorers - Chelsea Silvers (3), Nicola McCall (2), Dominique Sardo (2), Vavic (1), Elke Daube (1), Nadia Dan (1), Constance Hiller (1), Patricia Jancso (1), Kaleigh Gilchrist (1), Savannah Fletcher (1).
San Jose State - Meagan Minson, not available.
USC - Flora Bolonyai, not available.
Game 5 - San Jose State 13 vs. UC Davis 12
San Jose State (6-1) 2-5-3-3 = 13
UC Davis (2-6) 2-3-4 -3 =12
San Jose State Goal Scorers - Katie Buzzetta (2), Dani Curran (3), Rachel Henry (3), Anna Natalizio (2), Victoria Smith (1), Allie Stewart (1), Natalie jennings (1).
UC Davis Goal Scorers - Jessica Dunn (3), Erin Schleuter (3), Elise Fullerton (2), Alicia Began, Hannah Curran, Carmen Eggert, Katie Schlueter.
Goalie Saves: - Meagan Minson 8 (SJSU); Rhiane Woods12 (UCD)