Men's Water Polo

Lions Split After Battle with No. 1 USC

Milutin Mitrovic

Milutin Mitrovic

Sep 7, 2013

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LOS ANGELES -- The 13th-ranked LMU men's water polo team opened the 2013 season with a split in day one of the UC San Diego Triton Invitational, defeating Cal Lutheran 21-8 then falling to the defending champion and top-ranked USC Trojans.

Senior John Mikuzis had five goals in the win to start the day and sophomore Milutin Mitrovic had five goals on the day, leading the team with a pair against the defending champs. The Lions start the year 1-1.

The Lions jumped out to an 11-1 lead at halftime to cruise to the win over Cal Lutheran. Against the Trojans the Lions trailed 8-4 at halftime but saw USC score seven goals in the third period to pull away.

The second day of the UCSD Triton Invitational will see the Lions take on No. 4 Cal at 9:30 am, followed by No. 6 Long Beach St. at 3 pm.

#1 USC 21, #13 LMU 7

LMU   1   3   1   2  -  7 
USC  4  4  7  6 -  21 

Scoring:

LMU - Milutin Mitrovic 2, Joe Ferretti, Jon Beck, Matt Stipanovich, Liam Jennis, Tyler Testman

Cal Lutheran - Rex Butler 4, Connor Virjee 3, Marc Vonderweidt 2, Ivan Kustic 2, Nick Bell 2, Kostas Genidounias 2, Nikola Vavic 2, Jon Walters, Russell Renteria, Zach Lucas, Nace Rapsey

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