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49ers head to Claremont Convergence to wrap up tournament play

Dan Matulis leads the 49ers with goals coming into this weekend's tournament.

Oct. 3, 2012

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49ERS WRAP UP TOURNAMENT PLAY: Long Beach State plays in its final non-conference tournament of the year at the Claremont Convergence Friday and Saturday before heading into MPSF Conference play October 19th against No. 1 USC.

The 49ers face Harvard to kick off the tournament Friday at 10 a.m. at the La Verne Aquatic Center. The meeting will be the first all-time head-to-head contest between the two schools.

LBSU finishes Friday's action against Fresno Pacific at 3 p.m. at the Axelrood Pool in Claremont, Calif.

On Saturday, Long Beach State meets La Verne at 12:40 p.m. at the La Verne Aquatic Center to start the day. The 49ers beat La Verne 16-6 on Sept. 8 at the Inland Empire Tournament.

LBSU finishes the tournament against No. 18 California Baptist at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at Haldeman Pool in Claremont.

49ERS ARE COMING OFF A 3-2 WEEK, INCLUDING A 2-2 RECORD AT SOCAL TOURNAMENT: Long Beach State defeated Navy 15-7 on Sept. 27 in its home opener before going 2-2 at the SoCal Tournament last week.

In the tournament, the 49ers bounced back from a first-round 11-10 loss to Pacific with a 12-4 win over St. Francis on Saturday. LBSU wrapped up the tournament Sunday with a 13-7 win over Air Force and a 13-10 loss to Loyola Marymount (7-6) to finish in 10th place.

Dan Matulis led the 49ers with a 13 goals during the week, while Balint Meszaros recorded 53 saves

Zacchary Kappos recorded a season-high four goals against the Falcons to finish last week with eight goals.

Sophomore Devin Mefford scored a season-high three goals in a win over the Midshipmen (16-1) Thursday.

THREE 49ERS RANK AMONG MPSF LEADERS: Heading into this weekend's action, Long Beach State has three players ranked in the top 10 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in individual statistical categories.

Both Junior Dan Matulis and senior Spencer White are among the league's top scorers. Matulis is tied for third with 43 goals and 2.87 goals per game average, while White, is tied for eighth-place with 36 goals and 2.40 goals per game average. True Freshman Nolan McConnell ranks 22nd in the league with 13 goals and an 1.44 goals per game average.

Balint Meszaros is third in saves per game with a 10.81 average while remaining seventh in goals-against allowing 7.70 goals per game.



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