Terrell Lloyd

No. 10-Spartans With Six-Match Winning Streak

SAN JOSE, Calif.----- The San Jose State University men's water polo team completed its most successful weekend of action of the season winning three matches on the second and final day of the Julian Fraser Memorial Invitational.
            The Spartans (14-12) topped Brown University, 16-10 then easily handled Fresno Pacific, 20-5, and Biola, 17-6, to conclude a busy weekend of five matches. No.10-ranked San Jose State opened the weekend with wins over No.14 UC Irvine, 12-10, and No.12 Princeton, 11-7.
            The Spartans now have a six-match winning streak, the longest by the program since it was reinstated in 2015 after a 34-year absence. San Jose State has at least six chances to notch one more win and pass the 2017 squad that finished with a 14-16 win-loss record for most wins in a season since 2015.
            The 2017 team was the last Spartan squad above the .500 mark at any point in the season until San Jose State handled Fresno Pacific for the second time this season.
            Mark Kis and Bende Pardi were the Spartans big scorers for the weekend with 13 goals each in four matches. Each player had a five-goal flurry – Kis, in the Princeton victory and Pardi, against Fresno Pacific making all five of his shot attempts.
            Goalkeeper Yahav Fire only played in the victory over Brown and was credited with 12 saves. Jamie Steingraf and Zoltan Der shared the goalkeeping chores against Fresno Pacific and Biola. Steingraf played the first half and Der, the second, in each of those contests.
            San Jose State resumes Golden Coast Conference action, Saturday, October 30 hosting Pepperdine in a 1:00 p.m. contest at the Student Union Recreation Center located in the middle of the campus.
San Jose State University men's water polo
Julian Fraser Memorial Invitational
Student Union Recreation & Aquatics Center
No. 10- San Jose State vs. Brown
October 24, 2021

Match 6 By Quarters Total
Brown (14-11) 3-3-2-2 10
San Jose State (12-12) 5-2-6-3 16
Goal scoring
Brown – Cole Atwell, 4; Filip Aleksic, 3; Leon Berkman, 2; Matt Simko, 1.
San Jose State - Mark Kis, 5; Bende Pardi, 3; Laszlo Szeiebn, Bence Szabo, 2, each; Nick Marchione, Ary Kamen, Adam Bado, Niels Hofmeijer, 1, each.
Goalkeeper Saves
Brown – Ugo Piovan (16:00), 7; Joe Gallagher (16:00), 4.
San Jose State – Yahav Fire, 12.
Brown – 12.
San Jose State – 16.


Match 8 By Quarters Total
Fresno Pacific (8-18) 1-0-1-3 5
San Jose State (13-12) 7-5-4-4 20
Goal scoring
Fresno Pacific – Bodhi Bowden, Thilo Popp, 2, each; Eugenio Maldonado, 1.
San Jose State – Bende Pardi, 5; Nick Marchione, 3; Ary Kamen, Tomasso Ramacciotti, Neil Arnett, 2, each; Marko Radanovich, Mark Kis, Utku Karhan, Gal Haimovich, Bence Szabo, Bendeguz Melkuhn, 1, each.
Goalkeeper saves
Fresno Pacific – Ethan McLaughlin, 6.
San Jose State – Jamie Steingraf (16:00), 5; Zoltan Der (16:00), 4.
Fresno Pacific – 5.
San Jose State – 5.
Match 9 By Quarters Total
Biola (1-18)     3-1-1-1 6
San Jose State (14-12)            6-3-5-3 17
Goal scoring
Biola – Matthew Vinson, Nolan Rapp, Kenny Wulf, Will Tibbets, Maxwell Osborn, Jonas Huckabay, 1, each.
San Jose State – Gal Haimovich, 5; Utku Karhan, 4; Marko Radanovich, Nick Marchione, Tomasso Ramacciotti, 2, each; Ary Kamen, Neil Arnett, 1, each.
Goalkeeper Saves
Biola – Michael Carpenter, 8.
San Jose State – Jamie Steingraf (16:00), 6; Zoltan Der (16:00), 6.
Biola – 8.
San Jose State – 7.