Sweep At Troyer Tourney
Men's water polo earns pair of wins in first day of Troyer Tournament.
Oct. 4, 2013
POMONA, Calif.- The 10th-ranked LMU men's water polo team earned a pair of wins in the opening day of the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament on Friday, defeating host Pomona-Pitzer 12-7 and then Fresno Pacific 18-6.
Sophomore Milutin Mitrovic, who entered the week leading the Western Water Polo Association in goals with 30, added eight to that total, including six in the 18-6 win over Fresno Pacific. Fellow sophomore Vuk Cvetkovic added five goals not he day and Liam Jennis had a career day with four goals against the Sunbirds. The Lions improve to 7-6 on the season with the two wins.
Lions broken open the first game of the day with a second half push. With the game tied at 5-5, to start the second half, The Lions scored three straight to close the third to build an 8-5 lead. Pomona-Pitzer would cut the lead to a pair, 8-6 to start the fourth.
The Lions would score four of the last five goals of the game for the final 12-7 margin.
In the final game of the day for LMU, the Lions jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the first period as Mitrovic and Cvetkovic had five goals. They led 11-1 at the break and held a 14-1 with three minutes to go in the third quarter.
LMU will play the second day of the Troyer Tournament at Whittier College, facing Iona at 1 pm, followed by host Whittier at 5 pm.
LMU 12, Pomona-Pitzer 7
Goals: LMU - Vuk Cvetkovic 3, Joe Ferretti 3, Milutin Mitrovic 2, Seth Coldren 2, Peter Olson, Matt Cuozzo. PP - Nic Lanker, Jarrod Gaut 2, Clayton Hardman, Ryan Higgins, Phillip CLayman, Nic Lanker.
Saves: LMU - Kirk Wilenius - 6. PP - Austin Strong - 14.
LMU 18, Fresno Pacific 6
Goals: LMU - Milutin Mitrovic 6, Liam Jennis 4, Vuk Cvetkovic 2, John Mikuzis 2, Kyle Etrata, Nicholas Zanobini, Matt Stipanovich. FP - Daniel Seymour, John Samson 2, Justin Liopez-Lamb, Steven Kaufmann.
Saves: LMU - Kirk Wilenius 11. FP - Dillon Robinson 7.