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.
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.
LBSU 2 2 5 2 - 11 Cal 0 5 2 3 - 10
LBSU Saves: Balint Meszaros 11
Cal Goals: Aleksa Saponjic (5), Colin Mulcahy (2), Marin Balarin, Matt Russell, Thomas Agramonte
Cal Saves: Jon Sibley 11
- Sport Links
- Media Guides
No. 7 Long Beach State Falls To Top Ranked UCLA...09/17/2016 - M. Water Polo
Long Beach State hosted No. 1 UCLA in their first home game of the season on Saturday night. In...
No. 7 Long Beach State Takes On No. 1 UCLA09/14/2016 - M. Water Polo
After opening up 2016 with six wins at neutral sites, Long Beach State looks to get their first...
Offensive Explosion Continues As No. 7 Long...09/11/2016 - M. Water Polo
Long Beach State continued their busy weekend at the Inland Empire Invitational on Sunday.
No. 7 Long Beach State Dominates To Start...09/10/2016 - M. Water Polo
Long Beach State came into Saturday looking to build on the team’s success from last...
Long Beach State Looks To Carry Momentum Into...09/07/2016 - M. Water Polo
The Beach had an impressive showing at this past weekend’s Triton Invitational as they won ...
No. 7 Long Beach State Starts 2016 On A High Note09/03/2016 - M. Water Polo
The 49ers began their 2016 season at the Triton Invitational against Pomona-Pitzer and emerged...