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LBSU set to face defending national champions UCLA

Joshua Caudill, Staff Writer

September 10, 2015

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports, Today

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team will face the No. 1 team in the nation in Los Angeles on Saturday when they take on UCLA. No. 6 LBSU (2-2) will also take on No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (3-1) for the second week in a row and No. 8 Pepperdine (1-1), all in the same day. “They’re exhibition games, but It’s a great opportunity to play a lot of [teams] and see what we can do against the best,” head coach Gavin...

LBSU go 2-2 at Triton Invitational

Joshua Caudill, Staff Writer

September 7, 2015

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Today

The No. 6 LBSU men’s water polo team left the Triton Invitational with a 2-2 record to start the season. After a victory over Redlands (1-3) on Saturday morning, the 49ers squared off against No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (3-1) that afternoon. LBSU lost a close one to the Gauchos, 7-6, in a game where six different 49ers scored. Sunday provided a similar script with an early victory followed by a loss. The 49ers delivered...

LBSU ready for season opener in La Jolla

LBSU ready for season opener in La Jolla

September 3, 2015

The LBSU men’s water polo season is finally here, and the team has hopes of building off of its 22-7 campaign a season ago. The 49ers enter the season ranked No. 6 in the nation as they prepare for...

LBSU men’s water polo sets its aim on NCAA Tournament

LBSU men’s water polo sets its aim on NCAA Tournament

September 1, 2015

With the new season only days away, LBSU’s young, injury plagued men’s water polo team looks to make its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1991. The 49ers will return only two of their top...

All-American 49er contemplating return to water

All-American 49er contemplating return to water

July 20, 2015

Nick Rascon knew he was done playing professional water polo, possibly forever, after taking one look at his severely swollen knee during a game with his Montenegrin team earlier this year. Being so...

Change in Arroyo, change in season

Change in Arroyo, change in season

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer

December 8, 2014

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

After years of below-average results and finishing dead last in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the LBSU men’s water polo team transcended to new heights in 2014, finishing second in the conference...

LBSU loses in conference championship game

Anita Wang, Sports Editor

November 24, 2014

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State fell to Stanford 9-8 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship game Sunday afternoon at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. With just 29 seconds left and the game tied at eight, the ritual “Pavo! Pavo! Pavo!” chant echoed through the stands as the 49er goalie, Pavo Ljepopio, prepared to defend his cage with a chance to win the title on the line. Fourteen seconds later, Cardinal junior...

It all comes down to one last weekend

It all comes down to one last weekend

November 19, 2014

Long Beach State is one of nine teams vying for the conference crown in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament hosted by The Beach at the Kenneth E. Lindgren Aquatics Center from Friday until...