Men's Water Polo

Third Quarter Hinders Lions

John Mikuzis

John Mikuzis

Sept. 25, 2013

LA JOLLA, Calif. --With less than 72 hours after arriving from a six-hour bus ride, the LMU men's water polo team was back on the road to La Jolla, to face rival and 14th-ranked UC San Diego. The Tritons used timely extra-man goal and a strong second half for an 11-7 win in Western Water Polo Association play on Wednesday night.

LMU (5-5, 0-1) held leads of 2-0 and 3-1 but saw UCSD (6-6, 1-0) take advantage in the second half, including a 4-1 edge in the third quarter to pull away. Tied at 5-5, UCSD scored four straight, including two 6-on-5 goals and a five-meter goal.

John Mikuzis had a pair of goals for the Lions.

LMU returns home to face newly crowned No. 1 UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 1 pm. The game benefits men's water polo's Lions Athletic Fund.

#14 UC San Diego 11, #8 LMU 7

Teams   1   2   3   4   Final 
#8 LMU   2  2  1  2  7
#14 UCSD   2  3  4  3  11

SCORING: LMU - John Mikuzis 2, Milutin Mitrovic, Matt Stipanovich, Vuk Cvetkovic, Peter Olson, Emanuel Di Stasio. UCSD - Cockerill 2, Dietrich, 2, Jarvis 2, Friedrich 2, Higginson 2, De Vivo

Saves: LMU - Kirk Wilenius 8. UCSD - Ravanbach 12.

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