San Jose, Calif. -- San José State's men's water polo team will take on #7-UC Santa Barbara, Whittier College and University of La Verne while in southern California for the weekend.
"Santa Barbara will be a good test for us on Friday," said SJSU head coach Bruce Watson. "We're excited to get three matches in and having a good weekend."
The Spartans (2-10) take on the Gauchos (8-4) under the lights on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. #7-UCSB marks the ninth ranked opponent in 13 matches for the Spartans.
#7-UCSB took down #8-Pepperdine last week by a score of 10-8. Shane Hauschild, brother of Spartan freshman, Ben, scored three goals in the win.
Whittier (11-7) is coming off four wins in the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament, including a 13-9 win over La Verne (2-11).
Spartan freshman Finn Pardon notched his second two-goal performance against #5-Stanford this season in the Spartans' last match.
SJSU's schedule for the weekend is below. All games will be played at Campus Pool on UC Santa Barbara's campus.
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
San José State (2-10) vs. #7-UCSB (8-4)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.
San José State (2-10) vs. Whittier (11-7)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
San José State (2-10) vs. La Verne (2-11)
Collegiate Water Polo Association national weekly coaches poll
October 12, 2016 (Week 6)
|Rank||Team||Week 5 Poll|
|1||University of California-Los Angeles||1|
|2||University of California||2|
|3||University of Southern California||3|
|4||University of the Pacific||4|
|6||Long Beach State University||6|
|7||University of California-Santa Barbara||7|
|10||University of California-Davis||11|
|12||Harvard University||9 (T)|
|13||Bucknell University||9 (T)|
|14||George Washington University||16|
|15||California Baptist University||15|
|16||University of California-San Diego||12|
|17||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges||19 (T)|
|18||University of California-Irvine||17|
|19||St. Francis College Brooklyn||18|
|20||United States Air Force Academy||19 (T)|
|RV||San José State University||RV|
|RV||University of Redlands||RV|
|RV||Santa Clara University||RV|
|RV||Loyola Marymount University||NR|