Men's Water Polo Begins Season With Two Wins
Lions start 2002 bid for WWPA title defense with a pair of wins at UCSD Invitational.
Sept. 7, 2002
SAN DIEGO - The Loyola Marymount University men's water polo team entered the 2002 season on a mission to defend the Western Water Polo Association championship they won in 2001. The title defense is off to a good start as they won their first two games of the season in the UC San Diego Triton Invitation on Saturday.
The Lions started the season by defeating Santa Clara 21-3 and then won the second match of the day by an 11-2 margin over La Verne.
The Lions picked up right where they left off in 2001, allowing just five goals in two games to a pair of teams from the WWPA. In the WWPA Championships to close out their first ever title run, the Lions and All-American goalkeeper Kevin Paulsen allowed just six goals in the final two games.
LMU will play in day two of the UCSD Invite on Sunday, Sept. 8.