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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.

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

Goals:
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

 

 

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

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