Men's Water Polo: Pepperdine Falls to Pacific 10-7 in Second Round of MPSF Tournament

Stephen Loomis scored twice against the Tigers

Nov. 24, 2012


LOS ANGELES – For the second straight day, Pepperdine led early but could not close, dropping a 10-7 decision to Pacific on day two of the 2012 MPSF Tournament at the McDonald’s Swim Stadium on the USC campus. The Waves (11-12) led 4-3 entering the third period, but the Tigers (13-11) outscored Pepperdine 7-3 after the intermission.

Pepperdine will take on UC Santa Barbara Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the seventh place match. The Gauchos dropped a 14-11 decision to a surging Long Beach State team in Saturday’s opening game. Pacific will tackle the 49ers in the fifth place game at 11:30 a.m.

“Towards the end we got in a little exclusion trouble and our offensive execution suffered due to foul trouble,” interim co-head coach Willo Rodriguez said. “We have faith that we will be able to regroup and give UCSB a battle tomorrow.”

Pepperdine opened with a flourish, scoring three goals in the opening frame and added a fourth in the second for a 4-3 halftime lead. Pacific knotted the contest at 6-6 with three goals in the third. The Tigers finished strong with a four-goal outburst in the fourth and limited the Waves to just one score in the final period.

Matthew DeTrane (Moraga, Calif./Diablo Valley CC) recorded a hat trick to lead the Waves offensively. Stephen Loomis (Moraga, Calif./Campolindo HS) added a pair of goals for Pepperdine, while James Perry (Orinda, Calif/Miramonte HS) and Wesley Sherburne (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar HS) also found the back of the net.

Bence Valics (Eger, Hungary) collected 11 saves for Pepperdine and limited the Tigers to just a single goal in the first period.



2012 MPSF Men’s Water Polo Tournament
Nov. 23-25 • Los Angeles, Calif. (McDonald’s Swim Stadium)
Game 6 • 11:30 a.m. • Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
#7 Pacific 10, #6 Pepperdine 7

              1              2              3              4              FINAL
PAC        1              2              3              4              10
PEP        3              1              2              1              7

PAC – Obert 2, Petrovic 2, Oliveira 2, Erdely 2, Grady, Oneto.
PEP – De Trane 3, Loomis 2, Perry, Sherburne.

PAC – Malkis 9
PEP – Valics 11

PAC (13-11)
PEP (11-12)

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