Allie Steward with arm raised yellow ball in hand ready to throw in the pool, wearing blue.

Allie Stewart reached the 40-goal mark in a season for the first time as a Spartan. (Photo by Terrell Lloyd)

On a record-setting day for San Jose State University, the Spartans completed a four-match sweep with a pair of resounding victories on the final day of the Bronco Invitational women’s water polo tournament.

The Spartans (20-9), ranked seventh nationally, defeated host Santa Clara, 13-3, and Sonoma State, 14-2.

“The players really did a great job on defense. (Giving up) Fifteen goals in four games – that’s excellent. That’s really what we want to emphasize and what we’re trying to produce here – a team that does not allow a lot of goals. We did a real nice job of that this weekend,” said San Jose State head coach Lou Tully. “I’m more excited about that than I am about the goal differential. The wins are important, but the highlight is controlling the game and making sure the defense plays well.”

“We really followed through on our defensive plan. We set out to hold our opponent to a low number and did that pretty well,” co-captain Allie Stewart said.

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