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Another Busy Weekend For Water Polo At The Claremont Convergence

Coriann Snyder was recently named LBSU's Sportmanship Award Recipient from the Big West.

March 6, 2014

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No. 12 Long Beach State at Claremont Convergence

Long Beach State will take on its final tournament schedule of the year this weekend at the Claremont Convergence. LBSU’s four games in two days will feature matchups with Azusa Pacific, Pomona-Pitzer, Chapman and Whittier. It will mark the fourth weekend for the Beach this season in playing four games in two days. With the conference schedule less than a month away, the schedule will begin to slow down for Long Beach State.

Long Beach State lit up the scoreboard all weekend long 57 goals at the Cal Lutheran Invitational. The lowest scoring game for the Beach was an 11-3 win over Cal State East Bay. The largest output of the weekend and the season came hours later as the 49ers scored 19 times in a 19-2 rout of La Verne. On the year, the 49ers are now averaging over nine goals per game with senior Chelsea Parks leading the offensive charge with 25 goals this year. 

While Long Beach State was busy hanging up 57 goals on the scoreboard, the defense held opponents to just 13 goals in four games over the weekend. So far this season, Long Beach State has allowed an opponent to reach double digit goals only three times. Two of those games came against No. 4 Cal. The Beach allows just over six goals per game on average while scoring an average of nine per game. 

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 78 games as the women’s coach for 196 total wins in his career. With four wins this weekend, Arroyo would get combined win No. 200 as a 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 168-164 record. 

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.

The Last Meeting
Long Beach State14
March 9, 2013
Claremont, Calif.
49ers Double Up on Day 2 of Convergence, Extends winning streak to 13 games
The No. 9 women's water polo team kept their winning-streak alive Sunday defeating both La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer by a score of 14-3 Sunday evening to make it 13 in a row. Chelsea Parks closed out the tournament with a whopping 12 goals while Justine Morgan and Christina Kotsia each chipped in with seven. Junior Kelly Ringel finished the weekend with 19 saves.

The Last Meeting
Long Beach State15
Azusa Pacific3
March 2, 2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The Last Meeting
Long Beach State22
March 8, 2013
Claremont, Calif.
Women's Water Polo Sweeps Day One of Claremont Convergence
The ninth-ranked women's water polo team rolled past Redlands 16-4 in the morning before crushing Whittier 22-5 Friday evening to wrap up day one of the Claremont Convergence in Claremont, Calif. Fifteen different players recorded for the 49ers (14-2) with Chelsea Parks leading the way with eight while Kelly Ringel finished with 13 saves.

The Last Meeting
Long Beach State12
Chapman University2
March 3, 2013
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
49ers Extend Win Streak to Nine, Goes Undefeated at Posada Royale
The ninth-ranked women's water polo team continued rolling past its opponents Sunday defeating Occidental 13-3 and Chapman 12-2. The 49ers (12-2) wrapped up the Posada Royale 4-0 for its second-consecutive undefeated weekend. Chelsea Parks led Long Beach State with eight goals on the weekend while junior Kelly Ringel finished with 21 saves.




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