Moss, Vogt Lead Polo To Win Over Sun Devils

Ninth-seeded San Jose State used a 10-goal second-half barrage to upset No. 6 seed Arizona State on Sunday in the seventh-place game of the MPSF Championship at the Aztec Aquaplex.  With the victory, the Spartans improve to 16-15 overall, while the Sun Devils fall to 21-13.

ASU scored on its first possession and built a 3-1 lead by the end of the first quarter.  The two teams traded scores in the second period before the Sun Devils enjoyed their biggest cushion of the day at 5-2 on a power-play goal at the 7:11 mark of the third stanza.

At this juncture SJSU caught fire, outscoring Arizona State by a 5-1 margin during a 5:32 span to take their first lead of the contest a 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter. Two more Spartan goals early in the final frame made the score 9-6 before the Sun Devils broke a 7:44 scoring drought with a strike at the 5:27 mark.  ASU trimmed the deficit to 9-8 during a 6-on-5 opportunity a little over a minute later, but that would be as close as the Sun Devils would get as SJSU tacked on three goals in the final 3:53 to hold on for the win.

Juliet Moss and Adrianna Vogt each netted hat tricks for the Spartans, while Brianna Lindsey and Bridget McKee had two tallies apiece.  The Sun Devils were paced by Traci Aparicio’s three goals, while Lauren Hayes had two strikes of her own.

MPSF Championship: 7th-place game
#9 SJSU 12, #6 ASU 8
Aztec Aquaplex San Diego, Calif.
April 27, 2008

SJSU    1-1-5-5 -- 12
ASU     3-1-2-2 -- 8

SJSU goals:  Moss 3, Vogt 3, Lindsey 2, McKee 2,
ASU goals: Aparicio 3, Hayes 2, Lawlor, McGrath, Miles  

SJSU goalie saves: Adama 7
ASU goalie saves: Wallace 9