SAN JOSE, Calif. – San José State men’s water polo heads to Stockton, Calif. this Friday night, November 11, to take on the fifth-ranked team in the nation, Pacific.
"Pacific will be tough at home but our guys are getting better every game," said SJSU head coach Bruce Watson. "It will be a good test to see where we are in our development."
The Spartans (7-18, 0-4) had a tough weekend last weekend with losses to #7-Long Beach State, #1-UCLA and #2-USC. San José State closes out a five game run in which they’ve faced five of the nation’s top ten teams.
The Tigers (16-6, 3-1) took down #6-Stanford, 11-10, their last time in the pool.
Freshman Ben Hauschild has emerged as a solid player for the Spartans this season, notching the fourth most steals in the nation and hitting the back of the net seven times in conference play – tied for sixth most in the conference.
Last weekend against #1-UCLA, freshman goalie Conrad Gordon recorded a career high 14 saves, three of which were 5-Meter penalty shots.
The match on Friday will be streamed live on the University of the Pacific website at 7 p.m. Live stats will also be available here.
Collegiate Water Polo Association National Weekly Coaches Poll
November 9, 2016 (Week 10)
|Rank||Team||Week 9 Poll|
|1||University of California-Los Angeles||1|
|2||University of Southern California||2|
|3||University of California||3|
|4||University of California-Santa Barbara||5|
|5||University of the Pacific||4|
|7||Long Beach State University||7|
|8||University of California-Davis||8|
|9 (T)||Brown University||12|
|9 (T)||Pepperdine University||9|
|11 (T)||Harvard University||10 (T)|
|11 (T)||Bucknell University||13|
|13||Princeton University||10 (T)|
|14||University of California-San Diego||14|
|15 (T)||California Baptist University||15 (T)|
|15 (T)||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges||15 (T)|
|17||Loyola Marymount University||17|
|18||University of California-Irvine||19|
|19 (T)||George Washington University||18|
|19 (T)||St. Francis College Brooklyn||20 (T)|