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Spartans Win WCC Championship

MALIBU, Calif. - Manteja Bosic scored four goals to lead the San José State mens water polo team to the first-ever West Coast Conference Championship in their 9-6 victory over CBU Sunday afternoon. With the win the Spartans have earned an automatic qualification to the 2023 NCAA Mens Water Polo Championship. 

  • Bence Szabo scored the first goal of the match with the assist from Nikki Mathieson
  • Bosic made his 5-meter penalty to put the Spartans in the lead at 2-1 at the end of the first quarter. 
  • The Spartans scored three goals in the second quarter to make the score 5-1 at halftime. 
  • Laszlo Szieben, Gal Haimovich and Louis Fehrenson also scored during the match. 
  • Goalkeeper Brendon Gyapjas was on fire recording 18 saves in the goal.
  • For his efforts this weekend, Gyapjas was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
  • The Spartans are the first-ever WCC Champion as the conference just added men's water polo as a sport for this school year.
  • Bosic, Szieben and Gyapjas were all named to the All-tournament team. 

UP NEXT - The Spartans will find out Sunday night who they will face in the NCAA Championships as the selection show is set to run at 8:59 p.m. on SJSU has not played in the tournament since 1973. The 2023 NCAA Championships will be held December 1-3, hosted by USC at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center in Los Angeles, Calif.