Full Match Notes
March 13, 2013
Saturday, March 16
12 p.m. PT - No. 3 Arizona State (14-4, 2-1 MPSF) at No. 5 Cal (12-4, 0-2)
Spieker Aquatics Complex - Berkeley, Calif.
TV: Pac-12 Networks
BERKELEY - The No. 5 Cal women's water polo team will make its first-ever appearance on the Pac-12 Networks when it hosts No. 3 Arizona State on Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The match is slated to begin at 12 p.m. This will be the second meeting between the teams this season, as the Sun Devils edged the Bears 8-7 at the UC Irvine Invitational last month. Cal has dropped its first two conference games, falling at home to No. 1 USC and at No. 4 UCLA. After playing 14 of their first 16 games on the road, the Bears play four of their final six regular season matches at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Cal Vs. The Sun Devils
THE LAST MEETING
February 23, 2013
Cal is 18-4 all-time vs. Arizona State, including an 8-7 loss to the Sun Devils last month at the UC Irvine Invitational. Emily Csikos
and Ashley Young
scored two goals apiece for the Bears. Cal went 2-1 last year against Arizona State.
Last Time In The Pool
The Bears lost at No. 4 UCLA 10-7 on March 9. Emily Csikos and Breda Vosters each scored two goals apiece for Cal. The Bears trailed just 7-6 entering the fourth quarter but the Bruins pulled away for the win.
Csikos Moves Up Cal Charts
With two goals against UCLA last Saturday, senior Emily Csikos became just the second Cal player ever to score 200 career goals. She now has 201 for her career, putting her in second place on the Bears' all-time list and just 11 behind career leader Colette Glinkowski. Csikos, a three-team All-American who took last season off to train with the Canadian National Team, leads the Bears with 34 goals this season and ranks sixth in the MPSF with an average of 2.13 goals per game.
Vosters Packs A Punch
Senior Breda Vosters has led the Bears in scoring in each of the past two seasons and is once again consistently finding the back of the net this year. Despite missing four matches with a wrist injury, Vosters ranks fourth on the team with 19 goals on the season.
About Arizona State
Goalie E.B. Keeve is a leading candidate for MPSF Newcomer of the Year. Keeve leads the conference at 12.06 saves per game and already has been named MPSF Newcomer of the Week three times.
Senior Alicia Brightwell ranks second in the MPSF with 2.47 goals per game.
The Sun Devils fell at No. 1 USC 11-7 last weekend. Arizona St. has two wins over top-5 teams this season -- No. 4 Cal and No. 3 UCLA.
Cal to Host 2013 MPSF Championships
The 2013 MPSF Championships will take place at the Spieker Aquatics Complex April 26-28. The seven teams from the conference -- six of which are currently ranked in the top-10 in the Collegiate Water Polo top-20 - will converge on Berkeley to try to earn the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The top three finishers at the conference tournament traditionally make the NCAA Tournament field.