Water Polo in Action Saturday for First Time in 2014
Jan. 16, 2014
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State water polo will jump into the pool for the first time in 2014 on Saturday when it faces the past Aztec greats in the annual alumni game. First sprint is slated for noon PT at Aztec Aquaplex and admission is free.
SDSU is looking to get back on the winning track after losing to the alumni in overtime last season, 14-13. The Aztecs raced to a 6-2 lead after one quarter, led 10-6 at halftime and held a 12-8 advantage through three quarters. The SDSU alums, however, outscored the current squad 5-1 in the final frame and earned the winner extra time to snap the varsity squad's five-game winning streak.
The Aztecs enter the campaign ranked 10th in the preseason Collegiate Water Polo Association top-20 poll. SDSU, which is competing in the newly created Golden Coast Conference, is the highest ranked team in the league. LMU finds itself at No. 16, and Pacific checks in at No. 20.
San Diego State returns six letterwinners off a 2013 team that posted a record of 23-11 and finished 10th in the final CWPA poll. The Aztecs will also welcome 14 newcomers to a team that officially opens the year on Feb. 1 at the Lancer Mini in Riverside, Calif., against Concordia (noon PT) and CSU Bakersfield (4:30 p.m. PT).