Photo gallery: SDSU water polo defeated by Chinese national team, 17-6

by Ryan Posner, Sports Editor

No. 18 San Diego State water polo welcomed a unique opponent to the Mesa Saturday in the Chinese national team and were defeated handily, 17-6, in the contest.

China scored four times within the final eight minutes of the game to add on to what was already a large margin.

The Aztecs led 3-2 after the first quarter, but China went on to score six unanswered goals from that point.

Junior utility Caroline Israels led the Aztecs with six goals, while sophomore utility Courtney Jarvis and freshman driver Hannah Carrillo each added one as well.

Next up for the team is a match against Loyola Marymount University at 9:50 a.m. next Saturday, Feb. 13, in the opening round of the UC San Diego Invitational in La Jolla.