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LMU Announces Schedule Changes

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 22)--The regular season opener for LMU Athletic's fall sports will be on Sunday, August 27, when the women's soccer team battles UNLV at Sullivan Field at 12 noon. However, the week prior will be a busy one as teams prepare for the upcoming season, and the schedule includes changes that LMU fans should be aware of.

The 23rd ranked women's volleyball team will make its 2000 debut in the annual Alumni Game at Gersten Pavilion on Saturday, August 26. The time has been changed from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The team will once again feature returning All-American Sarah McFarland, as the Lions look to make their second consecutive NCAA appearance and sixth in seven years.

Other changes in LMU schedules this calendar year include men's water polo, who begins their season at Pepperdine on Saturday, September 2. Their Wednesday, October 25 contest against Cal Baptist at 4 p.m. was listed as a home match at the new pool at the Burns Rec Center on the LMU campus. However, the contest has been changed to a road match for the Lions, who will travel to Riverside, CA.

The men's basketball team, who opens their season on Saturday, November 4 in an exhibition game against the Basketball Travelers, had their exhibition against Son's Blue Angels moved. The game was scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 9 at Gersten Pavillion. However, the game has been changed to Saturday, November 11. The game will be held prior to the women's volleyball West Coast Conference match against Gonzaga scheduled for 7 p.m. Tip-off for the men's basketball game has yet to be determined.

For ticket information on all LMU athletic events, contact the LMU Ticket Office at (310) 338-4537 or call (310) 338-LION.



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