No. 8 Long Beach State defeats No. 10 Loyola Marymount in a wild shootout
Nov. 12, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif- - Long Beach State outscored Loyola Marymount 9-7 in the second half to defeat the Lions 14-11 at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center.
Long Beach State blew open the tight game early in the final period, taking the two goal lead and extending it to 11-7.
LMU (15-7) trimmed the advantage to 12-9, before both teams added two goals over the last three minutes of the contest.
Long Beach State (16-9, 1-6) recorded four goals in the third period, all scored by four different 49er players.
The scoring onslaught continued for LBSU in the final period, adding five goals two of which were scored by Dan Matulis.
Both teams combined for nine goals in the fourth quarter and 16 over the second half. Devin Mefford and the 49ers scored 34 seconds into the first quarter, pacing them for a 3-2 lead at the end of the period.
Rascon, Mefford, and Matulis had three goals each for the 49ers; Hayden Leach scored two, and Milos Vrzic scored once. Petrovic scored two goals in the contest, running his season total to 53 with 140 career scores.
Matthew Kubeck recorded five saves for the 49ers.
Long Beach State wraps up its regular season schedule, when it heads to Stockton, California to battle the Pacific Tigers on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
2011 Men's Water Polo Stats