In a key Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo match, #9-San Jose State goes after a school-record tying ninth straight win Saturday, March 26, at #8-Arizona State. Match time is 12:00 p.m. (CST).
The Spartans (15-8, 1-2 MPSF) and Sun Devils (8-13, 0-4 MPSF) are meeting for the second time this season. Arizona State edged San Jose State, 9-8, in a non-conference encounter at the UC Irvine Invitational, February 26. Since then, the Spartans won their next eight matches including a MPSF match at San Diego State.
A San Jose State win would keep the Spartans in sixth place in the conference and likely lift the team ahead of Arizona State in the weekly national coaches' poll.
Coach Lou Tully's squad still boasts three of the MPSF's top four scorers. Senior Adriana Vogt remains the conference's leading scorer. Freshman Timi Molnar and junior Dani Curran are third and fourth, respectively. Vogt scored three times and Curran, twice, when these teams faced off in February.
The first time San Jose State won nine in a row was in the 2009 season and included a 19-14 win at Arizona State. Vogt found the cage four times and Curran popped in two more.
Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association National Poll
March 23, 2011
6. Loyola Marymount
8. Arizona State
9. San Jose State
10. Long Beach State
11. San Diego State
13. UC Irvine
14. UC Santa Barbara
15. UC Davis
17. Cal State Northridge