Terrell Lloyd

Spartans Strong For A Half At No. 3 California

Berkeley, Calif.----- For a half, San Jose State University matched No. 3-University of California goal for goal, but the Golden Bears doused the No. 11-Spartans' hopes for an upset with a 16-7 non-conference win at the Spieker Aquatic Complex.
            San Jose State (2-4) tied the match at 4-4 on a Gal Haimovich goal with 2:27 remaining until halftime. Though Cal (6-0) scored with just under a minute before the halftime break, Miles O'Brien-Schridde  scored for the Golden Bears, which went on to score the first three goals of the second half for an 8-4 lead.
            O'Brien-Schridde and teammate Nikolaos Papanikolaou each scored four times for Cal.
            Bende Pardi was San Jose State's leading scorer with three. Gal Haimovich fired two shots into the cage for his first multi-goal match of the season.
            The Spartans converted just 25.0 percent of their shots (9-of-36) and were only 2-of-10 on power play chances. Cal had a 51.7 shooting percentage and was 7-out-of 17 on its power play.
            San Jose State goalkeeper Yahav Fire was credited with eight saves.
            The Spartans head to UC Davis next weekend, September 17 through 19 for the Aggie Open. San Jose State will take on host UC Davis, for a second time in eight days on Friday, September 17, at 5:30 p.m. and Cal, again, Saturday, September 18, 2:30 p.m.
San Jose State University men's water polo
No. 11 San Jose State at No. 3 California
Spieker Aquatics Complex, Berkeley, Calif.
September 12, 2021
Non-conference contest


Score-By-Quarters Total
No. 11-San Jose State (2-4) 3-1-2-3 9
No. 3-California (6-0) 2-3-6-5 16
Goal Scoring
San Jose State – Bende Pardi, 3; Gal Haimovich, 2; Laszlo Szieben, Utku Karhan, Adam Bado, Eric Ellison, 1, each.
California – Nikolaos  Papanikolaou, Myles O'Brien-Schridde, 4, each; Garrett Dunn, Nikos Delagrammatikas, Jake Stone, Wyatt Mendelius, Jack Deely, Matus Stellet, George Avakian, Adam Weinberg, 1, each.
Goalkeeper Saves
San Jose State – Yahav Fire, 7.
California – Adam Weinberg (30:49), 10; Anthony Rethans (1:11), 1.
San Jose State – 19.
California – 14.