“[Rafael Real Vergara] just knows the game so well, he bucks the trend of what an alpha male’s personality is.”
Men’s Water Polo
No. 6 Long Beach State men’s water polo beat No. 9 UCSD 12-10 after a back-and-forth game Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center.
The Beach was able to down at the Tritons in a nail-biter, snapping their 11-game winning streak.
No. 4 UCSB defeats No. 7 Long Beach in a tight game Saturday night at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center. The tense match left fans biting their nails until the final second.
After five straight losses, the Beach rallied to win back-to-back games against SJSU and Golden West College at the Ken Lindgren Aquatics Center Saturday.
The Long Beach State men’s water polo team suffered a 14-9 loss to UC San Diego Nov. 29 that booted it out of the team’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991. The 49ers battled hard in the first half, but couldn’t complete the upset down the stretch, ending their seven-game[Read More…]
After an opening round victory against Pomona-Pitzer Saturday, the Long Beach State men’s water polo team will play in the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 1991. LBSU will play 1 p.m. Thursday against UC San Diego at Stanford University. Both teams enter on a seven-game winning streak and[Read More…]
Freshman utility Garrett Zaan waited patiently in the center as the 49ers worked the ball around the perimeter on the powerplay. After three one-touch passes he rose from the water, received the ball at the top of his drive, and flung it into the net for his fourth goal of[Read More…]
As Long Beach junior attacker Austin Stewart finished his follow through on a spin-shot goal midway through the fourth quarter of the conference final against Pacific he and the student section fist-pumped in unison, celebrating the 8-6 lead. Long Beach went on to win the conference title 10-6. “I drove[Read More…]
Sports often serves as a unifying distraction from tragedy, a characteristic that was exemplified Saturday in a highly engaging Golden Coast Conference semifinal match between No. 3 seeded Long Beach State and No. 2 seeded Pepperdine, a campus still shrouded in smoke from the Woolsey Fire. Long Beach won the[Read More…]