Junior utility Ido Goldschmidt converted a pair of power-play opportunities to lead seven different Aggie scorers, but ninth-ranked UC Davis ultimately fell in a 10-8 overtime heartbreaker to sixth-ranked Long Beach State in its lone Saturday matchup of the Aggie Roundup men’s water polo tournament at Schaal Aquatics Center.The Aggies fall to 5-3 for the year. The 49ers later lost to No. 5 Pacific in moving to 6-2 overall. The 8-8 impasse at the end of regulation was the fifth tie of the contest. The two teams locked up in a 3-3 battle at the halftime break, LBSU took a 6-3 edge early in the third quarter, UC Davis held an 8-7 lead by the 3:34 mark in the fourth before 49er defender Keegan Wicken hit an equalizer with 43 seconds in regulation to force the overtime period. 49er veterans Austin Stewart and Lee Griffin each scored early in overtime to provide LBSU with a 10-8 lead, and that score stood up for more than four full minutes. Goldschmidt scored his first goal at the 4:27 point in the first quarter and another at the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter, but his two goals ultimately were two of six 6-on-5 conversions in 13 opportunities for UC Davis in the game. Kyle Reilly, Joseph Gomez, Marcus Anderson, Morgan Olson-Fabbro, Colter Knight and Yurii Hanley also chipped in goals for the Aggies. Hanley’s goal late in the fourth provided UC Davis with an 8-7 lead, but the Aggies were unable to finish power-play chances in the final minutes of regulation. UC Davis continues its home tourney action against No. 8 Pepperdine at 10:30 a.m. at Schaal Aquatics Center, then makes the short drive to the Woodland Community Swim Center for a 3 p.m. matchup with Redlands. Tournament results are available at www.ucdavisaggies.com/sports/m-wpolo/spec-rel/2017roundup.html.
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