Courtesy: Lauren Garcia
View larger
Tough Crowd
Courtesy: CBU  
Release: 09/07/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

LA JOLLA, Calif. --- California Baptist University hung tough with the stiffest of competition to open the season Saturday, but eventually fell to No. 17 UC Davis and No. 1 USC at the Triton Invitational.

The Lancers dropped the opener 12-10 to UCD and then fell 19-5 to the five-time defending champion USC Trojans.

CBU got five goals from Matt Puig, but it wasn’t enough as the Lancers were unable to make up a one-goal deficit heading into the fourth quarter against the Aggies in the opener.

CBU scored with 1:43 left to play to make it 11-10, but couldn’t find the equalizer as UCD posted a final goal with 27 seconds left to seal the game.

The Lancers and Aggies were tied after the opening period, but UCD outscored CBU 3-1 in the second to take what would be a decisive two-goal lead.

Puig scored three of his five goals in the fourth quarter. Eric Carnohan and Keith Jizmejian each added two goals in the game. Bernie Rogers led the way for the Aggies with four goals.

In the late game the top-ranked Trojans used a 6-0 second quarter to build a commanding 12-3 lead and outlast CBU to the finish.

The Lancers posted three goals in the opening period, getting strikes from Cody Wetherbee, Carnohan and Jizmejian. The USC defense clamped down after that, however, allowing just two more CBU goals the rest of the way.

The Lancers open the season 0-2 and will be back in action at the Inland Empire Tournament at Redlands next weekend.


Back to Water Polo (M)


MORE HEADLINES
11/22/13 - Water Polo (M)
Battle to the End
11/19/13 - Water Polo (M)
Fab Four
11/16/13 - Water Polo (M)
Last Homestand
11/09/13 - Water Polo (M)
Coming Up Close
11/02/13 - Water Polo (M)
Best For Last

Launch PlayerJoin NowLogin
UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS
Thursday , September 11
Women's Volleyball vs. Western Washington - 7:20 pm
Friday , September 12
Women's Volleyball vs. Alaska-Anchorage - 3:35 pm

advertisement