Men's Water Polo Visits Three Top Ten Opponents This Weekend

Tyler Jamieson has scored 10 goals in the last 7 games
Nov. 2, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. – On the heels of a 15-7 defeat to #9-Pepperdine, San José State men’s water polo looks to rebound against three of the nation’s top teams.

“We are really excited about this weekend,” said SJSU head coach Bruce Watson. “To be the best, you need to play the best.”

The Spartans (7-15, 0-3) will head down to southern California to take on three top ten teams this weekend starting with Golden Coast Conference foe #7-Long Beach State on Friday, November 4. SJSU will have a quick turnaround as they take on undefeated #1-UCLA on Saturday and #2-USC on Sunday.

“Playing the number one and two ranked teams, as well as a conference rival ranked in the top ten, will be a tremendous challenge and experience for our young team,” said Watson.

With a matchup with #4-Pacific looming on November 11, the Spartans are in the middle of a five game run in which they play five of the top ten teams in the nation.

In San José State’s last time in the pool, October 28 vs. #9-Pepperdine, the Spartans let an opponent score over ten goals for the first time in eight matches. Freshman Ben Hauschild, who has 45 steals, third most in the nation, and freshman goalie TJ Palmer, 111 saves, look to get the Spartan defense back on track this weekend. 

Live stats for the games this weekend will be available at Individual links to live stats for each game are below.

Friday, November 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Lindgren Aquatics Center, Long Beach, Calif.
Golden Coast Conference Match

San José State vs. #7-Long Beach State (11-8, 1-2)
Live Stats

Saturday, November 5 – 3:00 p.m.
Spieker Aquatics Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Nonconference Match

San José State vs. #1-UCLA (22-0)
Live Stats

Sunday, November 6 – 2:00 p.m.
Uytengsu Aquatics Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Nonconference Match

San José State vs. #2-USC (18-1)
Live Stats

Collegiate Water Polo Association National Weekly Coaches Poll
November 2, 2016 (Week 9)



Rank Team Last Week
1  University of California-Los Angeles 1
2  University of Southern California 3
3  University of California 2
4  University of the Pacific 4
5  University of California-Santa Barbara 5
6  Stanford University 6 (T)
7  Long Beach State University 6 (T)
8  University of California-Davis 8 (T)
9  Pepperdine University 8 (T)
10 (T)  Harvard University 13
10 (T)  Princeton University 11
12  Brown University 10
13  Bucknell University 12
14  University of California-San Diego 15
15 (T)  California Baptist University 14
15 (T)  Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 16
17  Loyola Marymount University 20
18  George Washington University 17
19  University of California-Irvine 18 (T)
20 (T)  Santa Clara University RV
20 (T)  St. Francis College Brooklyn 18 (T)
RV  University of Redlands RV
RV  San Jose State University RV
RV  United States Air Force Academy NR