Falcons lose two in So Cal Tourney
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Oct. 12, 2014

 

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -  The Air Force water polo team dropped a pair of games to nationally-ranked teams at the SoCal Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 11, in Los Angles, Calif.

In the opening game, 15th-ranked Air Force fell to fourth-ranked USC, 12-5.  USC led 4-1 at the end of the first, but the Falcons battled back with two goals in the second to trail 5-3 at the half. However, in the second half, USC out-scored Air Force, 7-3. Robby Stiefel, Ben Rogers, Riley Thomas, Dominic Vicino and Justin Harrison all scored for the Falcons.

In the second game of the day, eighth-ranked Pepperdine scored three goals in the fourth quarter to pull away from Air Force in the 12-8 victory over the Falcons. Stiefel and Thomas each scored two goals for Air Force. The Falcons trailed 9-8 after three quarters, but gave up three unanswered goals in the fourth.

 

Air Force continues competition in the SoCal Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 12, in Los Angeles, Calif.


 

 

 

#4 USC 12, #15 Air Force 5,  Oct. 11, Los Angeles, Calif.

Goals by  Qtr.               1            2          3            4              Final

                  #15 Air Force              1            1          2            1              5

                  #4 USC                        4            1          4            3              12

                               

                AF Starters: Benson, Quinlan, Johnson, Jackovich, Curia, Vicino, Stiefel

                Played: Guarino, Carter, Fisk, Whyte, Rogers, Colas, Harvey, Empey, Harrison, Leiter

                Goals (5): Stiefel 1, Rogers 1, Thomas 1, Vicino 1, Harrison 1

                Assists (4): Quinlan 1, Johnson 1, Rogers 1, Colas 1

                Steals (4) Curia 2, Carter 1, Johnson 1

                Saves (20): Benson 12, Guarino 8

                Goals Against: (12) Benson 5, Guarino 7

                6on5: AF 1/6; UCSD 0/2

 

#12 Pepperdine 12, #15 Air Force 8,  Oct. 11, Los Angeles,Calif.

Goals by  Qtr.               1            2          3            4              Final

                  #15 Air Force              4            3          1            0              8

                  #8 Pepperdine            5            3          1            3              12

                               

                AF Starters: Benson, Quinlan, Johnson, Jackovich, Curia, Vicino, Stiefel

                Played: Carter, Fisk, Harrison, Leiter, Rogers, Thomas

                Goals (8): Stiefel 2, Thomas 2, Curia 1, Johnson 1, Rogers 1, Vicino 1

                Assists (3): Thomas 1, Stiefel 1, Rogers 1

                Steals (6) Stiefel 3, Johnson 2, Quinlan 1

                Saves (12): Benson 12

                Goals Against: (12) Benson 12

                6on5: AF 3/9; UCSD 7/9

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