Lions Hang With No. 1 UCLA

Kirk Wilenius made 14 saves Saturday.
Oct. 3, 2015

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LOS ANGELES -LMU men’s water polo fell to No. 1 UCLA, 13-6, in non-conference action on Saturday at the Burns Aquatics Center. The Bruins used a 5-1 fourth quarter to pull away from the Lions.

LMU (3-8) goalie Kirk Wilenius kept the 19th-ranked Lions in it throughout, making 14 saves, including a five-meter penalty shot save in the second quarter. UCLA (13-0) goalie Garrett Danner was equally impressive for the Bruins, making 13 saves.

Freshman Dayne Jagga led five different goal-scorers for the Lions with a pair of goals. Eight different Bruins scored in the contest.

Cory McGee scored for the Lions with 24 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the UCLA lead to 8-5 heading into the final frame. The Bruins then scored five straight from five different players to pull away. Neil LeVecke scored the Lions final goal with 40 seconds to play.

LMU will co-host the 2015 KAP7 SoCal Invitational with Pepperdine on Oct. 10-11. The Lions will host eight games each day while the Waves will also host 16 games over the two days. Seedings and pairings have been set for the tournament. The Lions will face fourth-ranked Cal at the Burns Aquatics Center at 10:40 am on Saturday. For more, visit the Tournament Central

Tickets are available for $20 each day and are good for games at both Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool at Pepperdine and at the Burns Aquatics Center. Games begin at 8 am each day.

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