Los Angeles, Calif.----The No. 7 San Jose State women's water polo team had its four-match win streak snapped Saturday in a 13-10 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match against the No. 4 USC Trojans in Los Angeles.
Senior Adriana Vogt had a hat trick for the Spartans in the first quarter, on her way to an eventual six-goal day.
"Adriana has outstanding senior leadership and played a heck of a game," said coach Lou Tully. "She let it out all in the pool and really stepped it up."
Trojan seniors, Joelle Behkazi and Kristen Dronberger, answered each of Vogt's first-frame goals, and after a San Jose State 6-on-5 was converted by Timi Molnar, USC's Nadia Dan scored on a power play to get USC up 5-4 after one period of play.
"We made a couple mistakes that cost us, but overall we played quite good defense, especially in the second, and that is what we emphasized on going in," said Tully.
The Spartans' defense blanked the Trojans in the second period, and San Jose State managed a 5-meter penalty shot early in the period to tie the score 5-5 at half.
Five straight Trojan goals opened up the third, but San Jose State stopped the run with a score on a Spartan power play just before the end of the period.
Down 13-8 in the game, Vogt rifled in two more goals before the final buzzer, closing out the match as a 13-10 USC win.
San Jose State (20-9, 2-4 MPSF) will play its final MPSF regular season match, Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. against the Cardinal at Stanford.
San Jose State University Women's Water Polo
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Match
McDonald's Swim Stadium
April 16, 2011
#7-San Jose State (20-9, 2-4 MPSF) 4-1-1-4=10
#4-USC (16-5, 4-3 MPSF) 5-0-5-3=13
San Jose State - Adriana Vogt, 6; Timi Molnar, 3; Katie Buzzetta, 1.
USC - Kristen Dronberger, 3; Joelle Bekhazi, Nadia Dan, Madeline Rosenthal, 2 each; Patricia Jancso, Sarah Van Norman, Kara-Leigh Huse, Kaleigh Gilchrist, 1, each.
San Jose State - Meagan Minson, 9.
USC - Flora Bolonyai, 4; Courtney Ray, 0.