Water Polo Splits On First Day Of Stanford Invite

Tanya Torres’ five goals paced Spartan water polo Saturday night as they defeated the University of Michigan, 13-5, in the nightcap of the Stanford Invitational. The victory over the Wolverines gives San Jose State a split on the day.

The 6-2 Spartans face #1 UCLA at 9:00 Sunday morning at the Avery Aquatics Center.


“I’m very pleased with the way we played today. I thought our effort and intensity was very good in both games,” said head coach Lou Tully.


In the evening contest the Spartans led the whole way behind the play of Torres and Juliet Moss. With her five goals, Torres now has 17 on the season, second on the team behind Moss’s 20.


“Tanya had a heck of a game tonight,” said Tully. “She really played well in both of our games today.”


This is the second win over Michigan this season, following a hard fought 9-8 win in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Kickoff.


San Jose State    3 3 5 2 = 13

Michigan             1 0 2 2 = 5

San Jose State Goal Scorers: Torres 5, Moss 3, Haberts 2, Hannum, Lindsey, Vogt

Michigan Goal Scorers: Hernandez 2, Mantel 2, Reitz

Goalie Saves: Adama 7 (SJSU); Gero 4 (M)


Juliet Moss, Beth Harberts and Adrianna Vogt scored two goals apiece, but San Jose State fell to #4 Hawaii 10-9 on the first day of the Stanford Invitational. The Spartans move to 5-2 on the season.

"We did come up one goal short, but it was by far the best game we've played this year," said head coach Lou Tully. "Our girls played hard and I thought it was a great team effort. We just couldn't quite catch them."

The Spartans face Michigan at 7:00 Saturday night at the Avery Aquatics Center.

Hawai’i 2 1 3 4 = 10

San Jose State 1 1 3 4 = 9

Hawai’i Goal Scorers: Mason 3, Van der Molen 3, Van Raalte 2, Cox 1, Turnbull

San Jose State Goal Scorers: Harberts 2 Moss 2, Vogt 2, Hannum, McKee, Torres

Goalie Saves: Breoin 5 (UH); Adama 8 (SJSU)