Hawai'i Clinches No. 1 Seed in Big West Tournament
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Still to be determined this week if it is shared or a solo Big West regular season title, nonetheless No. 7 Hawai’i clinched at least a portion their first season with a conference win against Cal State Northridge, 10-8 on senior night. With the win the Rainbow Wahine captured the No. 1 seed for the Big West Tournament with the defeat over UC Irvine earlier in the season. Hawai’i finished regular season play last week, taking the final week of other contests off to prepare for the conference tournament April 26-28.
The Wahine (18-9, 6-1 Big West) were led again by senior Amarens Genee who captured her second-consecutive Big West player of the Week and had five goals in her final home match of her career. Those goals moved her into third all-time on the UH scoring list with 175 career goals.
BIG WEST COMPETITION
All eight teams continue to be recognized in the top-20 of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. UC Irvine took back the lead last week at No. 6 with Hawai’i at seven, and San Diego State in No. 8. A total of 24 conference matches have determined competition will be close in the final Big West Tournament. Of the 24 matches, all but two have been won by 5 goals or less, 18 of 24 by four goals or less, 15 of 24 by 2 goals or less and a total of 8 were won by a single goal.
UC IRVINE HOSTS BIG WEST TOURNAMENT
The Anteaters will host this seasons post-season tournament at the Anteater Aquatics Complex, April 26-28th. All teams will earn a spot on in the post-season tournament, guaranteed three games across the three-day competition. This seasons bracket is attached with Hawai’i the only seed determined at this point of the season at No. 1.
For more information and ticket prices visit our website at bigwest.org under the women’s water polo championship link.
The ‘Eaters have dominated all four seasons as tournament champs, this being the first time the ‘Eaters will host the conference tournament. Last season Irvine made a post-season run finishing fourth at the NCAA Tournament.