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Late rally not enough as 49ers fall to Stanford 12-11

Dan Matulis recorded a hat trick as the 49ers fell to Stanford 12-11 Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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.

Dan Matulis finished the game with a hat trick while Milos Vrzic and McConnell each chipped in with a pair of goals.

Balint Meszaros finished with seven saves to wrap up the two-game road trip with 18 saves.

Box Score

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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