Nov. 2, 2013
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine goaltender Bence Valcis had a career day, stopping 20 49er attempts to turn back Long Beach State on the road in a 10-8 defeat. Zacchary Kappos and Dimitrios Lappas each scored twice for the 49ers.
Long Beach State (17-7, 1-2 MPSF) started out strong against the Waves, taking a 4-3 lead after the first period. Kappos scored both of his goals in the period to help maintain the lead after Long Beach State scored the first two goals against Pepperdine (9-9, 1-3 MPSF).
Pepperdine evened the game with the first goal of the second quarter, the third of five from Marko Madaras, but Long Beach State held onto the lead with an extra-man goal from Devin Mefford to go into the second half with a 6-5 lead.
In the third quarter, the Waves pulled even with a pair of goals, and then took their first lead in the first possession of the fourth quarter on a goal from Luke Hewko. Lappas answered for the 49ers to tie the game at 8-8 with 6:20 remaining, but Long Beach State was held off the board the rest of the way, and Madaras scored the game-winner with 5:24 in the period.
Long Beach State returns to action tomorrow at Golden West College, hosting No. 5 California at Noon.
#7 Long Beach State - 4, 2, 1, 1 | 8
#9 Pepperdine - 3, 2, 2, 3 | 10
LBSU: Pavo Ljepopio 7
PEPP: Benece Valcis 20
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