Water Polo Opens Up Wolverine Invitational With Win
Maria Eleni Mimidi nets three goals in win against Azusa Pacific.
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Opening up play at the Wolverine Invitational, No. 17 Long Beach State defeated Azusa Pacific 9-4.
Maria Eleni Mimidi led the way for the Beach (4-8) with three goals.
In the first period, Tori Morrisey gave LBSU an early 1-0 lead after the first quarter after she netted a goal on a counter attack.
Azusa Pacific scored its first goal in the second quarter, but LBSU scored two goals to take a 3-1 lead thanks to Mimidi and Annabel Harman.
LBSU's offensive onslaught wasn't done there as the Beach scored four more goals in the third period to take a 7-2 lead.
In the final period, Mimidi scored two more times on power plays to give the Beach the 9-4 victory.
LBSU will be back in the pool for two games on Saturday when it takes on Bucknell at 10:20 a.m. and No. 9 Michigan 5:25 p.m.
No. 17 Long Beach State - 1, 2, 4, 2 | 9
Azusa Pacific - 0, 1, 1, 2 | 4
Goals: Mimidi 3, Harman 2, Reynolds 1, Grim 1, Morrisey 1, Remme 1
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