Cambridge, Mass.-----For the first time, the San Jose State University women's water polo team will travel coast-to-coast when it competes in the three-day Harvard Invitational starting March 2.
The 12th-ranked Spartans (8-7, 0-2 MPSF) take on host Harvard (7-2), in a 7:00 p.m. (EST) contest. The Crimson is unranked, but did receive votes in the latest Collegiate Water Polo Coaches top-20 national poll.
San Jose State also will face Iona and #18-Princeton on March 3 and Brown on March 4 before returning home.
The Spartans are coming off a 2-2 split in the UC Irvine Invitational. San Jose State posted wins over #14 Cal State Northridge and #20 UC San Diego.
During weekend action, senior Dani Curran became the third San Jose State player to score 200 times in a career. She enters the Harvard Invitational with 205 goals, one shy of matching Juliet Moss for second place at 206. Also, co-captain Allie Stewart became the 14th Spartan to reach the 100-career goal plateau.
College Water Polo Coaches Association weekly poll
February 29, 2012
|5. San Diego State||80|
|6. Arizona State||74|
|7. Loyola Marymount||72|
|8. UC Irvine||63|
|10. UC Santa Barbara||53|
|12. San Jose State||45|
|14. Cal State Northridge||34|
|16. UC Davis||28|
|19. Long Beach State||12|
|20. UC San Diego||4|