San Diego, Calif.-----Senior Adriana Vogt broke the San Jose State career scoring record and the Spartans won two matches including one against #9-ranked San Diego State in first-day action at the Aztec Invitational women's water polo tournament.
#10-ranked San Jose State (12-8, 1-2 MPSF) topped San Diego State, 11-8, and #16-Cal State Northridge (13-10), 14-11. In each match, the Spartans pulled away in the fourth quarter outscoring their opponent, 4-1.
"It's time to step up and it's gratifying to see it happen," said San Jose State head coach Lou Tully whose team now has a five-match winning streak. "The combination of winning a conference game and beating San Diego State is huge."
The San Jose State coach cited better defensive communication, a good start defensively and balanced scoring as three keys in the San Diego State win.
"During our pregame (meal), I could tell this was the most ready we were to play this season," the Spartans' coach said.
Vogt (Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo Park, Calif.) had her second straight big day offensively with four goals against San Diego State and six against Cal State Northridge. She closed out the UC Irvine Invitational with 11 goals in two final-day matches. In her last four matches, she has 21 goals to give her 49 for the season and 208 for her career.
Vogt moved into first place on the career scoring list ahead of former two-time All-American and current U.S. national team player Juliet Moss, who scored 206 goals during the 2005 through 2008 seasons.
"It (the record) shows what a tremendous player she is," Tully said. "Adriana was a very legitimate Division I player coming in. She's really embraced the senior captain role and has been a major contributor from the scoring standpoint all the way from her freshman year through now."
Dani Curran also had strong day offensively with six goals - four in the Cal State Northridge victory and two against San Diego State.
Meagan Minson was credited with 20 saves, 12 against San Diego State and eight against Cal State Northridge.
San Jose State faces #20-Pacific and unranked Princeton, Sunday, March 13, to close out its four Aztec Invitational matches.
Aztec Invitational women's water polo tournament
Aztec Aquaplex, San Diego, Calif.
March 12, 2011
#10-San Jose State (11-8, 1-2 MPSF) 4-2-1-4=11
#9-San Diego State (11-8, 0-3 MPSF) 2-4-1-1=8
San Jose State - Adriana Vogt, 4; Dani Curran, Timi Molnar, Allie Stewart, 2, each, Katie Buzzetta, 1.
San Diego State - Kimmy Keach, 3; Meaghan Poland, 2; Sarah Brady, Leanne Ford, Meghan Pedersen, 1, each.
San Jose State - Meagan Minson, 12.
San Diego State - Kelly Campoli, 6.
#10-San Jose State (12-8) 3-5-2-4=14
#16-Cal State Northridge (13-10) 3-4-3-1=11
San Jose State - Adriana Vogt, 6; Dani Curran, 4; Timi Molnar, Rachel Henry, Katie Buzzetta, Anna Natalizio, 1, each.
Cal State Northridge - Lindsy Nelson, 3; Leah Janke, Whitney Delgado, Jessica Goforth, 2; Sydney Sonata, heidi Pettinger, 1, each.
San Jose State - Meagan Minson, 8.
Cal State Northridge -11.