Fast Start Leads to WWPA Win
Men’s water polo jumped to big early lead to knock-off No. 19 Air Force.
LOS ANGELES - LMU men’s water polo jumped out to a 10-3 and never looked back to post a 13-9 win over No. 19 Air Force in Western Water Polo Association action on Friday afternoon at the Burns Aquatics Center.
The Lions (5-7, 2-1) were led by Eric Reitmeir and Dayne Jagga with three goals each, while goalie Dominick Beading had 14 saves in the win. Air Force (3-9, 0-2) was led by Riley Thomas with four goals.
The Lions took advantage of their 6-on-5 chances, going 4-for-5. And they used it to break the game open. Holding on to a 3-2 lead, Jagga put the Lions up 4-2 with 2:08 to play in the first half. Cory McGee then scored on a the extra man attack to make it 5-2. The Lions scored twice in a five-goal run on the extra-man attack to build an 8-3 lead. T
The Lions led 13-6 after Austin Clark scored with 14 second in the third quarter. The Falcons would score three unanswered in the fourth.
The Lions will take on La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer at the Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 8.
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