49ers gets outscored 4-1 in the fourth quarter, loses to rival Gauchos.
Long Beach starts slow, loses to visiting Anteaters in last home game of the regular season.
The 49ers can’t overcome a slow start.
The Long Beach State women’s water polo team looks to build off its 10th place finish in the UC San Diego Tournament, as it will participate in the UC Irvine Invitational Friday through Sunday at UC Irvine. “It’s the most competitive tournament of the year,” head coach Gavin Arroyo said. “All the best teams are there, so we really get a chance to play against the best.” Long Beach opens up the UCI Tournament 12:30 p.m. Friday against No. 3 UCLA. The Bruins are led by junior Maddie Musselman, who leads the team with 27 goals and senior goalie Carlee Kapana, who has 80 saves, the most for UCLA. Long Beach (2-6) went 2-2 in the UCSD tournament, losing in the ninth place game to tournament host UC San Diego 9-6 Feb. 10. Earlier in the day, Long Beach beat Big West foe Cal State Northridge 10-4. Long Beach started the UCSD tournament 1-1 Feb. 9, as it fell to Loyola Marymount 10-9 before bouncing back to beat Pomona-Pitzer 17-8, earning its first win of the 2019 season. “Obviously you want to finish as high you can [in a tournament], but I think it was a blessing in disguise to