Finding family at The Beach

Finding family at The Beach

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

In the three years Dimitrios Lappas spent on the Long Beach State men’s water polo team, the relationship between him and his teammates went from shyness, to jokes and teasing, to becoming family. Lappas said that during the first two months after he arrived in Long Beach from his home in Greece,... Read more »

The Beach breeze by Pepperdine, Golden West College

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team trounced a short-handed Pepperdine team at the Campus Pool on Saturday afternoon, ending the game at 14-3. LBSU (10-3, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) also dominated Golden West College (16-2, 3-0 Orange Empire Conference) in an 18-9 victory. “It’s... Read more »

49ers defeat three NCAA top-10 teams

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team finished a battle-tested weekend in Westwood at the SoCal Tournament, winning the games against Pacific, UC Davis and UC San Diego In LBSU’s first day of action at the invitational hosted by UCLA, it defeated UCD 9-6. “Part of me is happy that we... Read more »

49ers beat UC Santa Barbara, gain redemption

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 6, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team defeated UC Santa Barbara 14-12 in its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game of the season. After the 49ers (10-2, 1-0 MPSF) came out with the narrow win, head coach Gavin Arroyo said, “it felt fantastic.” “It’s a tough place to play... Read more »

49er makes USA’s national team after injury

49er makes USA’s national team after injury

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
September 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

Dan Matulis’ first time back in competition since his serious shoulder injury was in February when he played in the Volvo Cup in Sznolnok, Hungary on the 14-man USA Men’s Senior National Team. Being so tall made his absence all the more noticeable when he acquired a torn labrum [shoulder injury]... Read more »

The Beach heads north to face Pepperdine

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The No. 5-ranked Long Beach State men’s water polo team heads to Stockton this weekend for the NorCal Classic Tournament. “Our team chemistry is much better this season then what it was before,” attacker Milos... Read more »

The Beach continues to outscore opponents

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

With the scorching sun overhead, the fifth-ranked Long Beach State men’s water polo team defeated Whittier College 16-7 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 18-5. The hot and dry temperature of 107 degrees Sunday afternoon had little effect on the play of the team at the Inland Empire Tournament as they outscored... Read more »

Top-10 type of weekend

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
September 10, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The No. 6 Long Beach State men’s water polo team will travel across town to Westwood and put its undefeated 4-0 record to the test against No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 UCLA and No. 9 Pepperdine. LBSU head coach Gavin... Read more »