#12-Ranked San Jose State Has Three Top-20 Opponents At Aztec Invitational

March 8, 2017

Looking to bounce back after losing its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) conference opener to #3-ranked UCLA, San Jose State University has three top-20 ranked opponents in the Aztec Invitational women's water polo tournament.

The #12-ranked Spartans (6-11) head into the tournament on March 11 & 12 taking on #13-ranked Indiana (11-2) and host San Diego State (5-7), ranked 17th in this week's Collegiate Water Polo Association's weekly national poll in first-day action. San Jose State wraps up the weekend with matches against #19-Wagner (6-9) and unranked Whittier College (2-5).

The Last Meeting
#14-Indiana9
San Jose State11
March 18, 2014
Aquatics Center
#10-Spartans Make It Five In A Row; 11-9 Over #14-Indiana
The Spartans trailed 4-1 in the first quarter and 8-4 in the third and still won 11-9 over #14-Indiana in a non-conference match.

The Spartans hope to slow down Indiana, which has a nine-match winning streak entering the Aztec Invitational.

San Jose State improved defensively as February progressed and look to regain its team defensive efficiency after losing to UCLA, 24-2. The Spartans were on the short end of seven Bruin power play goals on nine opportunities. Presently, Carla Toha Vilanova and Donia Momen are the two Spartans with at least 20 goals on the season. Toha Vilanova is 13th in the MPSF in goals scored per match at 1.71 on her team-high 24 goals. Momen scored her 20th goal in the UCLA match.

Follow all four San Jose State matches at the Aztec Invitational by clicking on the Live Stats link for each game at here.


 

 

Collegiate Water Polo Association national weekly coaches poll

March 8, 2017

Rank, Team Points
1. USC 100
2. Stanford 96
3. UCLA 92
4. California 88
5. UC Irvine 83
6. Michigan 79
7. Arizona State 78
8. Hawai'i 72
9. Pacific 68
10. Princeton 58
      UC Santa Barbara 58
12. San José State 57
13. Indiana 51
14. UC Davis 49
15. Long Beach State 46
16. UC San Diego 40
17. San Diego State 38
18. Hartwick 36
19. Wagner 24
20. Harvard 23
      Cal State Northridge 23
22. Loyola Marymount 16
23. Marist 10
      CSU Bakersfield 10
25. Cal Baptist 3