Men's Water Polo

No. 6 Beach Goes Unbeaten At Inland Empire Classic

Sept. 9, 2017

Redlands, Calif. -- No. 6 Long Beach State kept up its solid play to start the season going unbeaten at the Inland Empire Classic Saturday.

LBSU (5-1) capped off the day defeating No. 20 Pomona-Pitzer, 13-8.

Against Pomona-Pitzer the team found itself it in a close game after the teams were tied 2-2 after the first quarter. LBSU got goals from Jacob Fujioka and Mitchell Holden.

The Beach took the lead and didn't look back outscoring Pomona-Pitzer 4-2 to take a 6-4 lead at halftime. Chandler Kaltenbach led the way with two goals, while Fujioka and Nemanja Bakic each scored one.

LBSU came out strong in the second half outscoring Sagehens 3-1 in the third quarter. The Beach got two goals from Austin Stewart, while Mitchell Holden scored one.

Chandler Kaltenbach got the Beach going in the fourth quarter as LBSU outscored the Sagehens 4-3. The Beach got goals from Stewart, and two goals from Holden to bring his total to four.

In the opening game against host Redlands, the Beach (5-1) beat the Bulldogs 18-2.

LBSU took a 6-0 lead after the first quarter after goals from Austin Stewart, Duncan Lynde, Jacob Fujioka, Nemanja Bakic, Lee Griffin and Max Cusator.


 

 

The team's offense slowed down a little bit in the second quarter, but the defense continued to shutout Redlands to take an 8-0 lead at halftime. Keegan Wicken scored his first goal and Lynde scored his second.

In the third quarter, Bakic kept the Beach's offense going with two goals to bring his total to three. Stewart, Luke Ritter and Mitchell Holden also scored to give LBSU a 13-0 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

LBSU outscored Redlands 5-2 with goals from Troy Kaltenbach, two from Wicken, Chandler Kaltenbach and Andras Telegdy.

Game #1

No. 6 Long Beach State -- 6, 2, 5, 5 | 18

Redlands -- 0, 0, 0, 2 | 0

Goals:

Wicken 3, Bakic 3, Lynde 2, Stewart 2, T. Kaltenbach 1, C. Kaltenbach 1, Cusator 1, Griffin 1, Ritter 1, Holden 1, Fujioka 1, Telegdy 1

Game #2

No. 6 Long Beach State -- 2, 4, 3, 4 | 13

No. 20 Pomona-Pitzer -- 2, 2, 1, 3 | 8

Goals:

Holden 4, C. Kaltenbach 3, Stewart 3, Fujioka 2, Bakic 1

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