Lions Use 10-2 Run For WWPA Win
Lions return home for first time in a month and earn 16-13 win over No. 20 Air Force.
Oct. 27, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- Trailing 5-4 to start the second quarter, 13th-ranked LMU went on a 10-2 run including a clip of five straight to earn a 16-13 win over No. 20 Air Force in Western Water Polo Association play at the Burns Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions return home for the first time since Sept. 28 and get five goals from WWPA leading scorer Milutin Mitrovic to improve to 11-10 overall and 1-1 in the WWPA. Air Force falls to 5-11 and 1-2.
Air Force, who went 4-for-11 on the 6-on-5 attack, tied the game at 4-4 on a five-meter penalty shot to close the first quarter and then took a 5-4 lead on Petar Jackovich's goal just after a 6-on-5 ended to take a 5-4 lead with 7:40 to play in the first half.
The Lions would answer with 5:47 to play on a goal from freshman Cory McGee to tie the game at 5-5. It would kick start a 5-0 run over the next three-plus minutes as the Lions extended the lead to 9-5, ending on back-to-back goals from Kyle Etrata.
The Lions would outscore Air Force 4-2 in the third and would take a lead as large as 14-3 with 1:59 to play in the third quarter. Air Force would cut the lead to three thanks to a push in the fourth quarter but would get no closer.
The home stand for the Lions will continue during "First Look Week" at LMU as the 2013-14 basketball season tips off and the WCC cross country championships are in Southern California for the first time since the 1980s.
The week include men's water polo taking on WWPA foe UC Davis on Friday, Nov. 1 at 3 pm. Then on Saturday, the WCC Championships for men's and women's cross country will take place on the campus of Pepperdine University. Click Here for more information.
Following the WCC Championships, will be the women's volleyball taking on ranked San Diego in a key WCC match on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 12 noon. That night, the LMU men's basketball team will give fans their first look to the 2013-14 squad as they play their lone exhibition game, taking on Cal Lutheran at 7:30 pm.
On Sunday, Nov. 3 men's water polo is back in action when they host school rival Santa Clara at the Burns Aquatics Center at 11 am. The First Look Week will end on Monday, Nov. 4 when the women's basketball team gives their first look to fans when they face Cal State San Bernardino in their lone exhibition at 7 pm