Lions Fall to Defending Champs

Jon Colton

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.

It was the first of the final two road games of the regular season for the Lions, who fall to 9-6 on the season. Senior Edgaras Asajavicius scored a pair of goals while Kyle Testman had eight saves.

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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