Spartans Move Up In National Poll; Host #4-UCLA

Moving up in the national coaches’ poll, #9-ranked San Jose State University returns to Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) women’s water polo action hosting #4-ranked UCLA, Friday, March 29. The top-10 ranked teams meet at The Aquatic Center on the San Jose State campus at 1:00 p.m.

The Spartans (10-7, 0-2 MPSF) are tied with Long Beach State for the ninth spot in the national poll after non-conference wins against Harvard and Santa Clara. San Jose State was alone in the tenth position in the three previous polls.

San Jose State hosts a UCLA team (19-3, 2-1 MPSF) that is in the midst of a modest three-match winning streak.

The two teams are meeting for the first time this season. San Jose State has two of the MPSF’s top-10 scorers in freshman Rae Lekness, fifth with a 2.35 goals per match average, and sophomore Timi Molnar, sixth at 2.12. UCLA counters with Emily Donohoe, tied for seventh at 2.09, and Rachel Fattal, 11at 1.82.

There is no admission charge and parking is available in the University’s 7th Street garage, one block from the pool.

Collegiate Water Polo Association weekly coaches’ poll

March 27, 2013

Team Points
1. USC 100
2. Stanford 95
3. Arizona State 90
4. UCLA
85
5. California 80
6. San Diego State 72
7. UC Irvine
71
8. Hawaii 67
9, tie. San Jose State
57
      Long Beach State 57
11. Loyola Marymount
46
12. Indiana 39
13. Cal State Northridge 36
14. Princeton 34
15. UC San Diego 32
16, tie. UC Davis 23
            UC Santa Barbara 23
18. Pacific 18
19. Michigan 16
20. Hartwick 12