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Long Beach State hosts UC Santa Barbara on Saturday

The 49ers try to avenge the loss to UC Santa Barbara last season, when they host the Guachos on Saturday.

Oct. 18, 2011



UC Santa Barbara (12-6)

Campus Pool, 12:00 PM

49ERS HOST UC SANTA BARBARA: Long Beach State welcomes the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos to the Campus Pool on Saturday at 12 p.m. The (13-5) 49ers put their two game win streak on the line against the 12-6 Guachos.

LONG BEACH STATE VICTORIOUS OVER UC SAN DIEGO: Freshman Connor Reilly scored the game-winning goal in overtime, giving Long Beach State the 9-8 victory. The 49ers were trailing 8-7, but Nick Rascon scored the game-tying goal with seven second remaining in regulation.

LONG BEACH STATE DEFEATS CONCORDIA IRVINE: The 49ers beat Concordia Irvine 11-9. The 49ers (13-5) jumped out to a quick lead, before having to hold off the Eagles (21-4) in the final period. Aleksandar Petrovic scored five goals in the match, and Milos Vrzic scored two goals in the final minutes of the fourth period, one proving to be the game winner.

49ERS RANKED 12TH IN CWPA COACHES POLL: Long Beach State is listed in the Top 20 Coaches Poll for the week of October 12. The entire MPSF conference is ranked in the top 12 positions of the poll. Stanford is ranked first in the poll.

PETROVIC CRACKS TOP 25 IN CAREER GOALS: Senior Alexandar Petrovic is in the top 25 in career goals at Long Beach State when he ran his total to 105 with his five-goal showing against Concordia (CA). His 40 goals on the season is a new career high for the Serbian native. Petrovic is now ranked 21st (tie) all time in scoring at Long Beach State.

PETROVIC THIRD IN GOALS IN MPSF: Alexandar Petrovic is the third leading goal scorer in the MPSF with 40 goals. He trails league leader Mitch Wise (UCI) who has scored 56 goals and Ivan Rackov (California) who has 50 goals.



49ERS 13-5 RECORD IS BEST START SINCE 2007: It was the best start for the program's recent history, since the 2007 squad opened the season with an identical 13-5. Long Beach State has already eclipsed the win total of the last two seasons. Their next win will tie them with the 2008 season win total of 14, and with eight games left they can break the 17 win mark from 2007.

LONG BEACH STATE FINISHES SOCAL TOURNAMENT WITH TWO WINS: The 49ers completed the tournament on a two game win streak with a 13-7 victory over Pomona Pitzer and a 10-6 win against Air Force. Freshman goalkeeper John Mroch totaled 18 saves in his first career games.

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