Defense Does it Again
Men's water polo moves to semifinals thanks to a 13-2 win over Redlands.
Nov. 18, 2011
LA JOLLA, Calif. - In a day that saw plenty of offense, the 10th-ranked LMU Lions used its defense to post a 13-2 win over Redlands in the final quarterfinal game of the 2011 Western Water Polo Association Men's Championship at Canyonview Aquatics Center Friday night.
LMU goalie Kyle Testman posted a first half shutout and made six saves, while Gavyn Wild came in and shutout the Bulldogs in the third quarter as the Lions jumped out 13-0 and didn't allow a goal until 2:53 was left in the contest.
The Lions improve to 11-1 in the WWPA and 16-7 overall as they advance to the semifinals for the 13th straight year and will face 12th-ranked UC Davis in the first semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Host and 11th-ranked UC San Diego will take on 14th-ranked Santa Clara in the other semifinal at 3 p.m.
Ten different Lions scored in the contest, led by senior Edgaras Asajavicius, who scored three goals. He moves his career total to 201, becoming just the fourth Lion in LMU history to score 200 or more goals.
LMU held a WWPA opponent to just two goals for the second straight game, holding Santa Clara to just a pair in an 11-2 win on Nov. 5.