#8-Water Polo Takes On #4-Cal

            In the midst of four-match stretch facing top-10 nationally-ranked teams, #8-San Jose State University heads to #4-University of California, Saturday, February 18, for a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) women's water polo match.

            The conference contest starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Spieker Aquatics Complex.

            San Jose State (6-4, 0-1 MPSF) opened conference action with a 13-5 loss to #1-Stanford. It was the Spartans' second match with the 2011 NCAA champion in six days. When San Jose State takes on Cal (11-2, 1-0 MPSF), the Spartans are seeking to stop a three-game losing skid that also includes a non-conference loss to then #10-Hawaii.

            California opened MPSF action with an 8-5 win over Hawaii. The Golden Bears are returning to action after finishing fourth at the Stanford Invitational, February 4 & 5.

            In this week's MPSF individual statistics leaders, San Jose State's Dani Curran and Anna Natalizio are ranked among the conference's top-20 scorers. Curran is 11th with 17 goals in 10 matches. Natalizio is 20th with 14 goals.

            There is no admission charge to watch the Spartans and the Golden Bears battle in this MPSF match.

Collegiate Water Polo Coaches weekly national poll
February 15, 2012

1. Stanford 100
2. USC 95
3. UCLA 90
4. California 86
5. Arizona State 78
6. Hawai'i 74
7. UC Irvine 73
8. San Jose State 65
9. San Diego State 61
10. Loyola Marymount

54

11. Indiana 51
12. Michigan 45
13. UC Davis 37
14. Maryland 34
15. UC Santa Barbara 30
16. Hartwick 28
17. Cal State Northridge 18
18. Long Beach State 14
19. Princeton 11
20. CSU Bakersfield  7