#6-Water Polo Heads To ASU Invitational

    Moving up three spots in the national rankings following a 10-9 win over #5-San Diego State as part of a three-match sweep at the Aztec Invitational, San Jose State University heads to the ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., for its second weekend tournament in a row, March 28 and 29.

    The Spartans (11-11, 2-4 MPSF), now ranked a season-best sixth, face host Arizona State (10-9, 0-4 MPSF), ranked eighth, in their first of two matches on March 28. The final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match of the season for San Jose State starts at 11:30 a.m. (PDT/MST) at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The Spartans conclude play the first day of the ASU invitational taking on Cal Lutheran at 4:15 p.m.

    San Jose State and Arizona State are meeting for the second time this season. The Spartans earned a fifth-place finish at the Stanford Invitational with an 11-6 non-conference win over the Sun Devils, then ranked seventh in the country. Freshman Dani Curran scored a single-match season-high six goals for San Jose State.

    Curran is one of five Spartans with 25 or more goals on the season. Her team-leading 48 scores are the most by a freshman in the MPSF and rank her sixth in per game scoring in the conference. Juliet Moss is 14th in the MPSF with 40 goals after her nine-goal outburst at the Aztec Invitational. Moss has scored 40 or more goals in each of the last three seasons.

    Tanya Torres (29), Bridget McKee (25) and Adriana Vogt (25) have found the cage with frequency. McKee notched her 100th career score in the 9-6 victory over #18-Indiana.

    The Spartans close out play in the ASU Invitational with Sunday, March 29 non-conference contests against #9-UC Irvine at 11:30 a.m. (PDT/MST) and California Baptist. Match time is 2:30 p.m. (PDT/MST).