No. 7 Long Beach State Splits Games In Final Homestand
Long Beach State loses to Stanford and defeats Long Beach City College
Long Beach, Calif. — Playing in their final home game of the season, No. 7 Long Beach State hosted a doubleheader against No. 4 Stanford and Long Beach City College.
In the opening game against the Cardinal (14-3, 0-1), the Beach battled with Stanford from the get-go. Junior defender Austin Stevenson gave LBSU (11-11, 1-2) an early 1-0 lead in the first quarter.
After Stanford evened the score with 5:28 left in the first quarter, senior Jacob Fujioka netted a 6-on-5 goal to give the Beach a 2-1 lead with 4:24 remaining in the first.
The Cardinal scored two more goals in the final minutes to take a 3-2 lead after the first quarter.
With 4:31 left in the first half, junior Chandler Kaltenbach tied the game on another 6-on-5 power play.
Stanford got some momentum after taking a 4-3 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, Stanford went on a 4-2 run to take an 8-5 lead in heading into the final quarter. Senior Duncan Lynde scored his two goals in the third quarter.
In the final quarter, LBSU mounted a furious comeback attempt as they trailed 10-6.
With 3:44 remaining in the game, Nemanja Bakic netted three goals to cut the lead to 10-9 with 2:04 remaining.
The Beach ran out of time as they fell 10-9 to close the game.
“They’ve given everything — we test them, we push them — and they’ve really blossomed into solid young men,” LBSU head coach Gavin Arroyo said.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Beach dominated Long Beach City College in a 17-4 win.
No. 4 Stanford — 3, 1, 4, 2 | 10
No. 7 Long Beach State — 2, 1, 2, 4 | 9
Goals: Bakic 3, Lynde 2, Stevenson 1, C. Kaltenbach 1, Fujioka, 1, Stewart 1
Long Beach City College — 2, 1, 0, 1 | 4
No. 7 Long Beach State — 4, 6, 5, 2 | 17
Goals: Rozsypal 3, Fujioka 2, Wicken 2, Cusator 2, Bakic 2, Holden 2, Telegdy 1, Griffin 1, Stewart 1, Goodenough 1
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