SDSU Water Polo Downed By California, 9-7, in MPSF Tournament
April 30, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 13 San Diego State water polo team fell to host California in MPSF Tournament action in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the 10th-seeded Aztecs (15-18) will now face fifth-seeded Long Beach State (21-8) in the seventh-place game at the Spieker Aquatic Complex at 11 a.m. Sunday.
After being down three goals at halftime, SDSU outscored the eighth-ranked Golden Bears (17-10), 2-0, in third quarter to close the gap to one goal (6-5). Cal rebounded in the fourth quarter, however, outscoring the Aztecs, 3-2, to finish with the 9-7 victory.
The Aztecs have faced Long Beach State twice this season, losing both times by one goal. On Feb. 6, SDSU dropped a 7-6 decision at the UC San Diego Invitational and came away with a 6-5 loss on March 20 in Long Beach.
No. 13 (10) San Diego State 7, No. 8 (6) California 9
SDSU (15-18) 2 1 2 2 - 7