The San Jose State University women's water polo team returns to action, Saturday, February 19, hosting the University of California. The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) match at The Aquatics Center starts at noon.
San Jose State (7-6, 0-1 MPSF) last played in the Stanford Invitational and finished seventh in the very strong eight-team field. One of the Spartans' opening-day opponents was California (10-2, 1-0 MPSF) that pulled away in the third quarter for a 14-10 victory.
With a bye week, San Jose State dropped from a ninth-place tie to tenth in the national coaches' poll. California remained fourth following its conference-opening win over Arizona State.
Heading into the weekend's action, three San Jose State field players rank in the conference's top-10 in goal scoring per match. Freshman Timi Molnar is fourth; junior Dani Curran, sixth; and junior Allie Stewart, ninth. Molnar's 30 goals are the most scored by a MPSF player in matches through February 13.
California sophomore Breda Vosters is second in MPSF in goal scoring.
There is no admission charge for the match. Paid parking is available in the 7th street garage - a one block walk to The Aquatic Center.
Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association national poll
February 16, 2010
2. Southern California
6. Loyola Marymount
7. San Diego State
8. Arizona State
10. San Jose State
11. UC Irvine
12, tie. Cal State Northridge
12, tie. Long Beach State
14. UC Santa Barbara
17. UC Davis
18. UC San Diego