Late rally not enough as 49ers fall to Stanford 12-11
49ers can't hold lead heading into the second half to split pair of conference matches on the road.
Oct. 28, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - The ninth-ranked 49ers fell short after a late rally in the fourth to No. 4 Stanford 12-11 at the Avery Aquatics Complex Sunday afternoon. Three players recorded multiple goals for the 49ers.
The 49ers took a 5-4 lead after Zacchary Kappos slammed a goal past Scott Platshon with 21 seconds left in the half. The Cardinals then rallied in the third behind Alex Bowen's hat trick to take an 8-7 lead coming into the final period.
Nolan McConnell tried to start a rally with a goal at 7:04 in the fourth but the Cardinals played even with the 49ers the entire final period.
Balint Meszaros finished with seven saves to wrap up the two-game road trip with 18 saves.
LBSU 2 3 2 4 = 11
Stanford 1 3 4 4 = 12
LBSU Goals: Matulis 3, No. McConnell 2, Vrzic 2, Kappos, Na. McConnell, Rascon, White
Stanford Goals: Bowen 6, Bonanni 4, Noll, Watkins
LBSU Saves: Meszaros 7
Stanford Saves: Platshon 8
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