No. 6 Men's Water Polo Dispatches No. 11 LMU, 9-6

Goran Tomasevic - Photo by Jordan Ritz

Los Alamitos, Calif. - The No. 6 ranked Pacific men's water polo team posted a 9-6 win over No. 11 Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon in the first round of the 2011 SoCal Tournament, hosted by Long Beach State.

Junior Goran Tomasevic and sophomore Balazs Erdelyi each posted three goals in the match, as the Tigers never trailed.

Erdelyi tallied a pair of first quarter goals to give Pacific a 2-0 lead, and the Tigers stretched the margin to 4-0 on a pair of second-quarter goals from Tomasevic and junior Balazs Szabo.
 
LMU trimmed the margin to 4-2 at intermission, and netted the first goal of the third quarter, but Tomasevic answered with goal to restore a 5-3 lead.
 
The Lions cut the margin to one again, but senior Daniel Lungu scored with one second remaining in the third quarter, and  Erdelyi and Lungu each tallied early in the fourth quarter.
 
Tomasevic added his third goal of the match to give the Tigers a 9-4 lead, and Pacific coasted home with the win.
 
Sophomore goalie Alex Malkis recorded 10 saves in net.
 
The Tigers improve to 7-3 and will face No. 3 Cal at 5:50 p.m. Saturday.
LMU falls to 6-4.


 

1st Q

2nd Q

3rd Q

4th Q

 

 

FINAL

LMU

0

2

2

2

 
 

6

Pacific

2

2

2

3

 
 

9

 
Goal Scorers:

Loyola Marymount – Peter Olson (3), Edgaras Asajavicius (2), Charlie Horton

Pacific – Balazs Erdelyi (3), Goran Tomasevic (3), Balazs Szabo, Daniel Lungu

 
Goalkeeper Saves

Loyola Marymount – Kyle Testman 8

Pacific - Alex Malkis 10