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
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