49ers finishes NorCal Tournament with two wins
49ers beat UC Davis and LMU to finish the tournament 3-1
Sept. 16, 2012
Stanford, Calif. - Long Beach State swept a pair of games on Sunday beating UC Davis 10-9 and Loyola Marymount 9-7 to wrap up the NorCal Tournament. The 49ers finished the tournament in ninth place with a 3-1 record.
Game 1: #9 Long Beach State 10, #12 UC Davis 9
The 49ers (9-1) survived a late rally by the Aggies (5-4) in the fourth quarter to hang on for the 10-9 win. UC Davis scored four goals in the final three minutes, but could never get closer than one goal.
Balint Meszaros collected eight saves in the win.
Game 2: #9 Long Beach State 9, #10 Loyola Marymount 7
Matulis and Nolan McConnell both scored in a 30 seconds stretch to break a tie with three minutes to play and give the 49ers the win over the Lions in Sunday's late game.
After the Lions (3-3) tied the score at seven, Matulis hit a straightaway shot at the 3:30 mark on a pass from Vrzic. McConnell found the back of the net with a drop shot to the left side to give the 49ers a two-goal lead.
Meszros recorded eight saves, with two coming on penalty shots in the second quarter. Meszaros finished the four-game tournament with 38 saves.
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