Water Polo Stays Sixth In National Poll

    After winning three out of four matches at the Bronco Invitational, San Jose State University remains sixth in the weekly women’s water polo national coaches poll.

    The Spartans (18-12), knocked off #10-Loyola Marymount, #18-UC San Diego and unranked Cal State San Bernardino at the April 4-5 tournament hosted by Santa Clara University. San Jose State built a school-record nine-match winning streak before #15 Cal State Bakersfield pulled off a 12-11 come-from-behind upset.

    The 2009 Spartans, ranked sixth for the third week in a row, already are the highest scoring team in San Jose State history with at least four matches remaining. The team has 332 goals, 32 more than the 2007 squad that found the net 300 times.

    For the first time, San Jose State has two players with at least 60 goals. Juliet Moss, with 70, is one away from tying the single-season school record of 71. Dani Curran already has set a new scoring record for a Spartan freshman with 61 tallies. Tanya Torres, with 47 goals, can give San Jose State its first trio of 50-goal scorers in the same season.

    The Spartans play their final regular season match, Saturday, April 18, at UC Davis in a noon non-conference match. UC Davis is tied for 10th in the April 8 national poll. The Aggies are 20-8 after an 8-7 win over Long Beach State on April 5.

    Following the UC Davis match, San Jose State heads to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship, April 24-26, hosted by the University of Hawaii. Click on the link above for a VIP ticket offer.