The Long Beach State men’s water polo team has played all 14 of its games this season on the road.
Starting on Saturday at 7 p.m., the 49ers will play their first home game of the season and look to rebound against Golden Coast Conference rival No. 5 Pacific after losing to them twice already this season.
Head coach Gavin Arroyo accepted the fact that LBSU (9-5) has struggled with Pacific, but he still feels confident about his team heading into the matchup.
“We’re gonna play our game, everything stays the same for us. We just have to play our game better,” Arroyo said. “It’s gonna be good to have them at home, we’re hoping for some home court advantage. They’re a good team, we’re a great team and we’re going to have to play well to beat them.”
“This past weekend we just couldn’t stop them defensively. Our biggest key point [for Saturday] would be our defense,” senior center Duncan Lynde said.
“On offense we’ll get what we need, their goalie isn’t the best and we have good shooters,” Lynde said. “Their style of play is all about trying to trick you or out-think you. If we’re just one step ahead and our foot is on the pedal the whole time, I think we got ‘em.”