In its most important match of the season to date, sixth-ranked San Jose State University takes on fifth-ranked University of Hawaii in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's water polo contest, Saturday, April 17. The match at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex begins at 6:00 p.m. (HST).
The Spartans (16-10, 2-3 MPSF), ranked sixth in the national coaches' poll for the fourth consecutive week, are coming off a pair of non-conference wins April 10 at the Bronco tournament hosted by Santa Clara.
Hawaii (15-7, 3-3 MPSF) concludes conference action with its match against San Jose State. The Rainbow Wahine lost their most recent match, a 10-6 decision to #2-ranked Stanford.
The Spartans and Hawaii are meeting for the second time this season. The Rainbow Wahine posted a 10-5 win at the UC Irvine Invitational in February. Adriana Vogt, with three, Janessa Schmidbauer and Ally Waasted scored for San Jose State in that match.
Vogt remains the team's leading scorer with 53 goals. Schmidbauer scored her first major college three-goal "hat trick" in the 13-9 win over #18-Cal State Bakersfield at the Bronco tournament.
Prior to taking on Hawaii, San Jose State will play an exhibition match against a Canadian National Team, Friday, April 16, in Honolulu.
Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association National Poll
April 14, 2010
6. San Jose State
7. Loyola Marymount
9. Arizona State
10. Cal State Northridge
12. UC Santa Barbara
13. UC Irvine
14. San Diego State
17. UC Davis
18. UC San Diego
Cal State Bakersfield
20. Cal Baptist