Water Polo Earns Pair Of Wins
Lions defeat Air Force 13-7 and Redlands 10-2 in final home games of the 2002 season.
Nov. 9, 2002
LOS ANGELES - The Loyola Marymount University men's water polo team earned a pair of victories during a three-team round robin on a rainy Saturday at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center. The seventh-ranked Lions defeated 20th-ranked Air Force 13-7 in the first game and Redlands 10-2 in the final game. Air Force defeated Redlands 13-7 in the second game of the day.
With the wins, the Lions improve to 15-13 on the season while Air Force goes to 12-11. Redlands, Air Force and LMU will play in the Western Water Polo Association Championships on Nov. 22-23 at UC San Diego. The winner earns a bid to the 2002 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships at Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, hosted by LMU Dec. 7-8.
Game 1: Loyola Marymount 13, Air Force 7
After Lefebrve gave the Lions an early 1-0 lead in the first quarter, Air Force's Josh Jewett scored with one second remaining to tie the game. LMU would regain the lead at 2-1 on a goal by Witt at the 6:20 mark of the second quarter. Murphey Morgan for the Falcons tied the game again at 2-2 with 4:40 remaining. Chapatte would then score his first two goals of the game to close out the first half and give LMU the lead for good. Jewett and Charles Horn led the Falcons with two goals each.
Lions' goalie Kevin Paulsen made five of his nine saves in the third quarter to help the Lions put the game away. Shroyer finished with 14 saves for the Falcons.
TEAMS 1 2 3 4 - T Air Force 1 1 2 3 - 7 LMU 1 3 7 2 - 10
Goals: LMU - Ryan Chapatte 5, Kevin Witt 2, Eric Lefebrve 2, Nick Oster, Tyler Swanson, Endre Rex-Kiss. AFA - Charles Horn 2, Josh Jewett 2, Kirk Reimer, Eric Swenson, Murphey Morgan.
Saves: LMU - Kevin Paulsen 9. AFA - Brandon Shroyer 14.
Game 2: Air Force 13, Redlands 7
With the game tied at 1-1 after Redlands earned a goal from Grant Culton on the extra-man attack, Air Force would score seven unanswered to pull away. Goalie Brandon Shroyer was again solid for the Falcons with 12 saves. Redlands was paced by TJ Harvey with four goals, including three in the third.
TEAMS 1 2 3 4 - T Air Force 4 4 4 1 - 13 Redlands 1 0 3 3 - 7
Goals: AFA - Eric Baber 3, Kirk Reimer 3, Micah Peterson 3, Charles Horn 2, Murphey Morgan, Lowell Wallace. RED - TJ Harvey 4, Aaron Seeks, Nolan Balmert, Grant Culton.
Saves: AFA - Brandon Shroyer 12. RED - Brad Haley 6.
Game 3: Loyola Marymount 10, Redlands 2
LMU held a 7-2 lead at halftime and senior Kevin Paulsen earned another win in goal for the Lions. He had a pair of saves in one half of work.
TEAMS 1 2 3 4 - T Redlands 1 1 0 0 - 2 LMU 4 3 2 1 - 10