Long Beach State opens the postseason Friday against Stanford.
No. 8 Long Beach State remains on the road Sunday at No. 2 USC.
Taylor scored a career-high four points to lead Long Beach State past the Anteaters on the road.
Sophomore Pavo Ljepopio made 16 saves to lead the 49ers.
Carter Taylor scores three goals to lead The Beach.
The men's water polo team finished its season 24-8 with a 14-12 victory over Pacific for 5th-place at the MPSF Tournament
Long Beach State (2012): Started 31-of-32 matches as a junior ... Seventh on the team with 24 goals and a .750 goals per game average ... Notched multiple goals in seven different games ... Recorded a season-high three goals against No. 16 Air Force ... Netted back-to-back multi-goal games on the last day of the NorCal Tournament vs. No. 12 UC Davis and No. 10 Loyola Marymount ... Tied for a game-high two goals in 9-8 come from behind victory over No. 19 Cal Baptist ... Found the back of the net twice in a 14-13 sudden victory loss to No. 7 Pacific ... One of four players to score multiple goals in a 14-12 upset of No. 5 Pacific to take fifth at the MPSF Tournament.
(2010): Played in 20 games finishing seventh on the team in goals with 12 (0.60 per game) ... Scored two goals in three different games ... Led LBSU with a pair of goals in a 6-5 win at UC San Diego, while also scoring twice at UC Santa Barbara and at California.
(2009): Appeared in 18 games scoring six goals ... Led the team in scoring in a game against UCLA ... Scored a goal in an 8-6 win over Loyola Marymount.
Corona Del Mar High School: Graduated from Corona Del Mar High School in 2009 ... A third-team All-CIF Division I performer his senior season ... Named first-team All-Pacific Coast League after junior and senior years ... Earned All-CIF Division I honorable mention honors his junior year ... Lettered in varsity swimming all four years.
Major: American Studies