Men's Water Polo

Men's Water Polo Remains Unbeaten With 11-7 Win Over UC Davis

Nolan McConnell scored four goals against the Aggies, and has now scored nine on the season.

Sep 8, 2013

La Jolla, Calif. - Long Beach State stormed off to a big lead and never looked back, as the 49ers stayed unbeaten in 2013 with an 11-7 victory over UC Davis. Nolan McConnell scored two first quarter goals on the way to tying a season high with four on the day.

Tied at 2-2 after the first four minutes in the first quarter, Long Beach State (3-0) picked up back-to-back goals from McConnell to take a 4-2 lead, and Zacchary Kappos tacked on one more with 58 seconds to play to push the 49ers ahead 5-2 after one period.

The 49ers continued to increase their lead over UC Davis (2-1) in the second quarter, scoring a pair of goals after ceding one to the Aggies. Up 7-3 at halftime, Long Beach State continued to push with three more goals in the third quarter to take a 10-4 lead after three quarters, and cruised through the fourth quarter for an 11-7 victory.

Junior Milos Vrzic added a three goals, while Kappos finished with two as three 49ers had multi-goal games.

The 49ers close out the Triton Invitational with one more match this afternoon, facing No. 11 Loyola Marymount at 3 p.m.

#17 UC Davis - 2, 1, 1, 3 | 7
#6 Long Beach State - 5, 2, 3, 1 | 11

UCD: Mark Coufal 2, Bernie Rogers 2, Austin Beckwith, Tyler Elliot, Chris Richardson
LBSU: Nolan McConnell 4, Milos Vrzic 3, Zacchary Kapppos 2, Conner Reilly, Carter Taylor



UCD: Philip Bates 6, Zach Tudhope 5
LBSU: Pavo Ljepopio, 10

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