#8-Spartans Have Four At Bronco Invitational

            Remaining eighth in the current national coaches' poll, San Jose State University seeks to regain its winning way when it plays four matches in the Bronco Invitational women's water polo tournament, April 14 and 15, at the Sullivan Aquatic Center on the Santa Clara University campus.

            The Spartans (14-10, 2-5 MPSF) face Cal State Bakersfield (20-13) and Sonoma State (7-18) on April 14 and Colorado State (5-16) and host, Santa Clara (6-22), on April 15. None of San Jose State's four opponents are ranked among the nation's top-20 teams.

            Head coach Lou Tully's squad seeks to end a two-match losing streak to a pair of top-five ranked teams, Arizona State and USC.  San Jose State's last win was a 9-8 overtime victory over then-#8 San Diego State on March 31.

            Senior Dani Curran remains the team leader in scoring with 47 goals. Curran has eight matches left to become the first Spartan to score 50 or more goals in each of her four seasons. She has a five-match scoring streak going in which she has found the net nine times.

            Junior Anna Natalizio, second on the team with 43 tallies, had her 10-match scoring streak stopped in the USC loss on April 6.

            San Jose State has nine wins in its last 10 matches over a three-season span. An 11-10 loss to Cal State Bakersfield in 2009 is all that stands in the way of an unblemished record.

Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association

April 11 Weekly Poll

1. Stanford           
99
2. UCLA          
92
3. USC          
91
4. California           
86

5. Arizona State           

83

6. UC Irvine

75

7. Loyola Marymount           

70

8. San Jose State          

65

9. San Diego State           

60

10. Maryland           

52

11. UC Davis

47
12. Indiana           
41

13. Michigan          

38

14. Princeton

35
15. UC Santa Barbara           
31

16. Hawaii

27

17. Cal Baptist           

20

18. Cal State Northridge 

14

19. Hartwick

  7
19. UC San Diego           
  7