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
|5. Arizona State||78|
|7. UC Irvine||73|
|8. San Jose State||65|
|9. San Diego State||61|
|10. Loyola Marymount|| |
|13. UC Davis||37|
|15. UC Santa Barbara||30|
|17. Cal State Northridge||18|
|18. Long Beach State||14|
|20. CSU Bakersfield||7|