Lions Competitive in Exhibition Against Team USA

Nov. 11, 2003

Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 11) - The Loyola Marymount University men's water polo team fell to the U.S. National team, 13-7, in an exhibition contest at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center on Tuesday afternoon. It was the Lions' final home match of the season.

In taking on the nation's best, the Lions actually held a 2-1 lead deep into the first quarter and was competitive against Team USA. The national team was led by Chris Segesman, a 2002 graduate of Long Beach State, with four goals. Senior Tamas Szego and sophomore Endre Rex-Kiss each had two goals to lead the Lions.

Tenth-ranked LMU will finish the regular season when they take on fifth-ranked Pepperdine Thursday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Malibu.

After falling down 1-0 on a goal by Team USA's Larry Felix, the Lions would score two unanswered to take a 2-1 lead. Senior Kris Barr and Scott Smith each scored with three minutes left in the first frame. Team USA would score five unanswered goals by five different players to take a 6-2 lead.

Szego would then score two goals in the final two minutes with Team USA's Ryan Bailey scoring between the two Szego tallies to make the score 7-4 at the break.

The Lions would cut the lead to a pair with a goal by Rex-Kiss one minute into the third quarter. That would be as close as the Lions would get as Team USA would score the next four goals to go up 11-5. In that run Segesman had three tallies. Team USA would score two more in the fourth and the Lions would get a pair of extra-man tallies by Rex-Kiss and Scott Marshall to make in 13-7.

Box Score:
		1	2	3	4	--	Tot
Team USA		5	2	3	3	--	13
LMU		2	2	1	2	--	7
USA - Chris Segesman 4, Adam Wright 2, Ryan Bailey 2, Larry Felix 2, Wolf Wigo 2, Omar Amr
LMU - Endre Rex-Kiss 2, Tamas Szego 2, Matt Reynolds, Kris Barr, Scott Smith
USA - Merrill Moses 3, Genai Kerr 2
LMU - Ian Elliot 3, Justin Coleman 7



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