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The No. 9 49ers upset No. 5 Cal 11-10 at Spieker Aquatics Complex

Milos Vrzic led the 49ers with three goals in the upset over Cal.

Oct. 27, 2012

BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 9 Long Beach State upset No. 5 California 11-10 for its first win since 2001 against the Golden Bears Saturday afternoon at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. Three players scored multiple goes for Long Beach State.

The 49ers (19-4, 1-1 MPSF) started the game well holding the Bears (10-7, 1-2 MPSF) scoreless in the first to lead 2-0. Cal stormed back with five goals in the second period, behind the shooting of Aleksa Saponjic who finished with five goals, to take the 5-4 lead heading into the half.

Long Beach State rallied back with a 5-2 run of their own in the third period to go up 9-7 coming into the final period. The Golden Bears tried to rally in the fourth outscoring the 49ers 3-2 but fell short in the effort.

Milos Vrzic tied his season-high with a team-high three goals while Nick Rascon and Zacchary Kappos each chipped in with a pair of goals.

Balint Meszaros recorded 11 saves in the win to push his total to 206 saves on the season.

The 49ers return to action tomorrow at noon to face No. 4 Stanford (11-4, 3-2 MPSF) at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Box Score

LBSU 2 2 5 2 - 11 Cal 0 5 2 3 - 10

LBSU Goals: Milos Vrzic (3), Nick Rascon (2), Zacchary Kappos (2), Nolan McConnell, Dan Matulis, Carter Taylor, Spencer White

LBSU Saves: Balint Meszaros 11



Cal Goals: Aleksa Saponjic (5), Colin Mulcahy (2), Marin Balarin, Matt Russell, Thomas Agramonte

Cal Saves: Jon Sibley 11

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