Pacific Women's Water Polo Hits The Road For Big West Tilt At San Diego State
The No. 20 Pacific women's water polo team will journey to Southern California for a Big West counter versus eighth-ranked San Diego State this Saturday, April 13. The match is set to begin at noon at the Aztec Aquaplex.
Pacific (16-11, 1-4 BWC) will look to snap its three-game skid versus the Aztecs. The Tigers saw their upset bid of then-No. 8 Hawai'i fall just short, 12-11, last Saturday at Kjeldsen Pool. The game was a back-and-forth affair throughout, but the Wahine denied a pair of point-blank opportunities for Pacific down the stretch to secure the win.
Sophomore Taylor Adair set a new career high with five goals versus UH. She had a hat trick midway through the second quarter before tacking on two more scores in the third frame. Juniors Elise Martin and Malena Prlain each added a pair of goals.
Junior goalkeeper Michele Relton tallied 15 blocks versus the Wahine, breaking the record for single-season saves in the process. She now owns 316 saves on the year, besting the previous mark of 315 she herself set as a freshman back in 2011.
San Diego State (20-9, 4-2 BWC) enters Saturday having dropped its last two contests. The Aztecs saw their nine-game winning streak snapped by second-ranked Stanford at the end of March before falling to conference foe UC Santa Barbara, 8-5, last weekend. Amber Pezzolla leads SDSU with 63 goals on the year while Emily Whalen (32 goals) and Taelor Moreno (31 goals) are the Aztecs' other offensive threats. Rachel Mitchell has sean a majority of the time in the cage, having racked up 305 saves in 27 appearances.