Oct. 27, 2002
Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 27, 2002) --Thanks to four unanswered goals in the first quarter by third-ranked California, the seventh-ranked Loyola Marymount University men's water polo team couldn't recover from the slow start as the Bears went on to win by a score of 9-3 at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Lathrop and Attila Banhidy scored two goals a piece in the first period to pace the Bears to an early 4-0 lead. The Lions would cut the lead to two goals in the second period on goals by freshman Endre Rex-Kiss and junior Tamas Szego.
The Bears, however, would match the Lions goal-for-goal in both the second and the third period and then add two unanswered in the fourth to improve to 13-4 on the season. The Lions, who defeated sixth-ranked Pepperdine earlier in the week, fall to 11-12 on the year.
It was a hard fought game from the start with the teams combining for 15 total ejections on the day. The Bears would capitalize on the extra-man advantage three times, including Banhidy's third goal of the game in the second period.
The Lions would score two extra-man goals themselves, including junior Ryan Chapatte's goal in the third period that cut the lead to 7-3. Greg Panawek and Brian Rieben would score in the fourth for the final margin.
LMU will host USC on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3:00 p.m. and then UC Santa Cruz on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Teams 1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 SD -- Totals
Cal 4 2 1 2 - - - -- 9
LMU 0 2 1 0 - - - -- 3
Cal - Attila Banhidy 3, Chris Lathrop 2, Greg Panawek 2, Brian Rieben, Will Quist.
LMU - Endre Rex-Kiss, Tamas Szego, Ryan Chapatte
Cal - Tim Kates 7.
LMU - Kevin Paulsen 6.