The San Jose State University women's water polo team seeks to end a three-match losing streak when it hosts Santa Clara University, Friday, February 19. The non-conference match at The Aquatics Center begins at 3:00 p.m.
Presently, the Spartans (6-6) are tied for tenth in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's weekly national coaches' poll. San Jose State's most recent win was an 11-6 triumph over Loyola Marymount, ranked 15th at the time of the match, during the Stanford Invitational.
Since then, the Spartans lost to #1-Stanford for the second time this season; Michigan, 8-7, presently tied for sixth nationally; and UC Davis, ranked fifth in this week's poll.
San Jose State has five players with 10 or more goals scored. Senior Rae Lekness leads the Spartans and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with 33 goals. Freshman Carla Toha Vilanova (16), McKenna Yates and co-captain Kelli Leabo with 11 and Cara Robinson (10) also have reached double-figures in season scoring after the first month of the season.
San Jose State hosts a Santa Clara team (2-4) that also seeks to end a losing streak. The Broncos have a four-match losing streak after defeating Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay.
In the last five years, the Spartans won the four matches between the two teams.
Collegiate Water Polo Association's national coaches' poll
February 17, 2016
|5. UC Davis||80|
|8. Arizona State||74|
|9. UC Irvine||66|
|10. San Jose State||61|
|13. UC San Diego||48|
|17. UC Santa Barbara||37|
|19. San Diego State||29|
|21. Long Beach State||21|
|22. Cal Baptist||12|
|24. CSU Bakersfield||10|
|25. CSU Northridge||6|