Rematch With No. 4 Cal Up Next For Women's Water Polo
The Beach heads north to take on Cal and Sonoma State this weekend
Feb. 12, 2014
No. 11 Long Beach State at No. 4 Cal
Day: Saturday, Feb. 15
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Pool: Spieker Quatics Complex
No. 11 Long Beach State at Sonoma State
Day: Sunday, Feb. 16
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Sonoma, Calif.
Pool: Dr. G. Edward Rudloff Pool
GOING UP NORTH FOR A PAIR
Long Beach State heads in the opposite direction this week for another pair of nonconference games. The Beach will get a rematch against No. 4 Cal on Saturday before heading to Sonoma State on Sunday. The trip will be the longest so far this season for LBSU and will be the second longest this season. It will be the first true road test as all other away games have been played during a tournament.
PARKS PUTS UP FOUR
Senior Chelsea Parks, last year's leading scorer, had a big weekend for The Beach with eight goals in four games. Half of those eight goals came in one game as she peppered then-No. 6 UCSD for four goals in a 9-7 Beach win. Parks scored in three games and recorded two hat tricks. She put three in the net in the win over UC Davis and then four against UCSD. She now has 14 goals on the year, which trails only Justine Morgan on the team. Morgan has 16 goals this year after scoring five last weekend.
PARKS AND SNYDER MOVE UP SCORING LIST
Seniors Chelsea Parks and Coriann Snyder continue their climbs up the all-time scoring lists at Long Beach State. Snyder has scored 10 goals this year to give her 113 for her career. That moves her into a tie for 12th all-time and just four goals away from the top-10. Parks has amassed 134 goals in her career and currently ranks eighth all-time. She is still 17 goals away from a spot in the top-5 but is just eight away from moving up to seventh.
49ers LOOK FOR BETTER RESULT A SECOND TIME AROUND
Long Beach State started off its season with a tough 13-6 loss. The 49ers rebounded to win the next three games that weekend and currently sit at 5-4 overall. That loss is the most lopsided of the year for LBSU but they have a chance at redemption this weekend. The 13-6 falter came at the hands of the California Golden Bears in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Beach heads up to Cal this weekend looking forward to the rematch of the season opener.
ARROYO CHASING 200TH WIN
Gavin Arroyo has been guiding the both LBSU water polo programs for the past six years and both programs have found recent success. The men's team has won at least 20 games in each of the last two years and the women's team is trying to duplicate that feat this year. He has won 118 games as the men's coach and 73 games as the women's coach for 191 total wins in his career. With nine more wins this year, Arroyo would get combined win No. 200 as head coach. Since the 2008-09 school year (when he took over the women's program in addition to coaching the men), Arroyo has posted a combined 163-162 record.
POSTSEASON AT THE BEACH
The Big West Tournament will take its turn in Long Beach this year with Long Beach State hosting the conference-wide tournament. The tournament to decide the Big West's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament runs Apr. 25-27 in the Campus Pool.
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