Long Beach State

Long Beach State Women’s Water Polo Falls To UCLA


On the road No. 14 Long Beach State was unable to mount the comeback as the Beach fell to No. 4 UCLA 9-4 Saturday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Center.

Early in the first period both teams kept each other off the scoreboard, but UCLA broke through when Grace Reego scored to give the Bruins (19-3) a 1-0 lead with 3:16 remaining.

UCLA added one more goal with 52 seconds remaining in the first to take a 2-0 into the second quarter.

Tori Morrissey scored on a 5-meter penalty shot to give LBSU (9-11) its first goal of the game. That was it for the Beach in the first half as they trailed UCLA 5-1 at halftime.

In the third period UCLA scored two more goals to take a 7-1 lead heading into the final period.

In the final eight minutes, LBSU outscored UCLA 3-2, but it wasn’t enough as the Beach fell to UCLA.

In the fourth period, Raney Remme, Alexandra Massier and Morrissey scored to cut into UCLA’s lead.

Eirini Patras collected 10 saves in the cage.

Box Score:

No. 14 Long Beach State — 0, 1, 0, 3 | 4

No. 4 UCLA — 2, 3, 2, 2 | 9

Goals: Morrissey 2, Remme 1, Massier 1

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.