49ers use big second quarter to take down the Gauchos.
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.
Zacchary Kappos scored four goals to lead the 49ers.
Long Beach State (2012): Matched his season total last year of 31 goals ... Appeared in all 32 matches while starting all but one match ... Fourth on the team in scoring with a 1.52 goals per game average ... Recorded nine multi-goal matches ... Earned All-MPSF Honorable Mention and All-MPSF All-Academic Honors ... Scored at least once in eight consecutive matches to start the 2012 season ... Tied for a team-high and game-high three goals in an 11-8 victory over UC San Diego ... Led the team with 17 goals during conference play ... One of three players to score a pair of goals in a 13-7 loss to top-seeded USC ... Led the 49ers to a upset victory of No. 5 Cal with a team-leading three goals ... Scored twice the next day in a near upset of Stanford on the road 12-11 ... Led the team again against UCLA in a 13-8 defeat ... One of four 49ers with a pair of goals in a 14-13 sudden victory loss to Pacific ... Tied for the team-high of two in a 12-7 upset win over Pacific.
(2011): Played in all 26 games as a freshman ... Ranked third on team in scoring with 31 goals and 1.19 goals per game average ... Netted a season-high and game-high four goals against Redlands in the UCI tournament ... Recorded a game-high three goals against in an 11-9 loss to Pepperdine ... Scored the game-winning goal against Concordia with 1:34 to go in the fourth ... Also recorded multiple goals against six other teams including, Fresno Pacific, Redlands, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Whittier, La Verne, and Pepperdine.
Serbia: Started playing water polo at the age of nine for the Partizan Club then moved onto Student Club at the age of 16 ... Member of the Serbian Junior Team from 2007-2009 ... Played for Water Polo Club Belgrade from 2010-2011 ... As a junior in Water Polo Club Partizan won 12 National Cups of Serbia and won Serbian Junior Water Polo League title from 2002 thru 2007 ... Finished in first place twice at Athens Tournament ... Club coaches were Igor Milanovic and D. Strugar.
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