Jan. 21, 2012
SAN JOSE, CALIF. -The No. 2-ranked Cal women's water polo team started off the 2012 campaign on a high note, dominating Santa Clara, 16-6, in the Golden Bears' opening match of the Spartan Invitational in San Jose. Eleven different players scored for Cal, including two goals apiece from juniors Dana Ochsner, Breda Vosters and Kirstn Mase; sophomore Kelly Mendoza and freshman Chris Baker in her first collegiate match.
The Bears scored four goals in each of the four periods, and held an 8-1 lead at halftime.
Cal had a stellar season in 2011 with 26-5 record and coach Richard Corso was named the 2011 MPSF Coach of the Year when he led Cal to the 2011 MPSF Tournament title with a 7-6 win over UCLA and a national runner-up finish at the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
The Bears open the 2012 season Jan. 21-22 at the Spartan Invitational in San Jose, next playing UC Davis, starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, Cal faces Pacific at 9:15 a.m. and No. 17-ranked UC Santa Barbara at 1 p.m.
After the Spartan Invitational, the Bears will be hosting the eight-team California Speedo Invitational, Jan. 27-28 at Spieker Aquatics Complex. There will be 11 matches during the Speedo Invitational with no tournament champion. Click here for the tournament schedule 2012 California Speedo Cup Tournament
Santa Clara 1 0 2 3 - 6
California 4 4 4 4 - 16