Lions Fall to Defending Champs
Men's water polo suffers 13-3 setback to defending national champion USC.
Oct. 8, 2011
LOS ANGELES - The 12th-ranked LMU men's water polo team fell to defending national champion and fourth-ranked USC, 13-3, at McDonald's Swim Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
USC scored the first two goals of the game in a defensive first quarter. Jon Colton scored during a 6-on-4 to make it 2-1 at 7:36 in the second.
USC would then go on a 9-0 run to pull away. Asajavicius scored on a pair of 6-on-5 opportunities in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
The Lions will play their final road game of the season when they travel to Colorado to take on Air Force in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m.
Oct. 8, 2011 -- McDonald's Swim Stadium
#4 USC 13, #11 Loyola Marymount 3
USC 2 - 4 - 3 - 4 = 13
LMU 0 - 1 - 0 - 2 = 3
USC -- Kostas Genidounias 3, Peter Kurzeka 2, Nikola Vavic, Stephen Siri, Tobias Preuss, Mace Rapsey, Jeremy Davie, Connor Virjee, Brian Boswell, AJ MacDonell.
LMU -- Edgaras Asajavicius 2, Jon Colton.
Joel Dennerley (USC) 7 [3 periods], Ely Bonilla (USC) 3 [1 period], Kyle Testman (LMU) 8 [2 periods], Gavyn Wild (LMU) 5 [2 periods].
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