#14-Women's Water Polo Travels To #1-USC

March 24, 2017

With a two-match winning streak in hand, San Jose State University returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) women's water polo action taking on conference co-leader University of Southern California, Saturday, March 25. The match at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center begins at 1:00 p.m.

The Spartans (9-13, 0-1 MPSF) recently defeated #20-Harvard, 5-3, on March 17. Recently, San Jose State is relying heavily on its defense for wins in three of its last five matches. Opponents scored at a 5.4 goals per match rate and the Spartans allowed just four power-play goals on 41 chances.

The Last Meeting
#1-USC11
San Jose State6
March 26, 2016
Aquatics Center
#10-Spartans Fall To Top Ranked Trojans
Freshman Carla Toha Vilanova led the Spartans with two goals as San Jose State loses to the University of Southern California, 11-6, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action.

The defense will be tested by a USC team (21-0, 1-0 MPSF) in the midst of a NCAA record 49-match winning streak. The Trojans lead the MPSF in team scoring averaging 16.33 goals per match, scored at least nine goals in every match, and 20 or more goals six times this season.

Stephania Haralabidis is the MPSF's leading scorer with 63. No other player in the MPSF even has 40 goals. Her twin sister, Ioanna, has 39 goals and ranks ninth in the conference in goals scored per match.

Sophomore Carla Toha Vilanova leads the Spartans with 32 goals and a 1.68 goals per match average.

The USC match marks the return of San Jose State head coach Gabor Sarusi to his alma mater and is the tenth for the Spartans against a top-10 ranked team. San Jose State is 1-9 against top-10 ranked teams this season.


 

 

Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly coaches poll

March 22, 2017

Rank, Team Points
USC 100
Stanford 96
UCLA 92
California 88
UC Irvine 83
Arizona State 79
Michigan 76
Hawaii 73
Pacific 69
UC Davis 61
Princeton 61
San Diego State 54
UC Santa Barbara 51
San Jose State 47
Indiana 43
Long Beach State 42
Wagner 37
Hartwick 32
UC San Diego 31
Harvard 22
Loyola Marymount 16
CSU Bakersfield 14
Cal State Northridge 14
Cal Baptist 2
Bucknell 2