A San Diego goal scored in the ninth minute of play was all that would come of a well fought WCC match Wednesday at Sullivan Field as the LMU men's soccer team fell 1-0 to the Toreros.
The rollercoaster season that has been 2011 for the LMU men's soccer team takes its final twist this week as the Lions continue their quest for the WCC title. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, LMU welcomes San Diego to Sullivan Field for a 2 p.m. kick off. On Friday, Nov. 11, the regular season comes to a close in Moraga, Calif., with a 2 p.m. match at Saint Mary's.
Tying their highest scoring output of the season, the LMU men's soccer team earned a crucial 4-1 win over visiting Gonzaga Sunday at Sullivan Field.
Looking a bit out of rhythm for the first time in nearly a month, the LMU men's soccer team fell, 3-1, to Portland Friday at Sullivan Field. The loss snapped a five-game unbeaten streak that the Lions (-6-10-1, 4-4-1 WCC) were riding since a 3-2 win at Portland on Oct. 9.
Riding a five-game unbeaten streak and currently sitting in a four-way tie for second in the WCC standings, the LMU men's soccer team hosts two key match-ups at Sullivan Field this weekend. The Lions take on Portland at 3 p.m. followed by Gonzaga on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
Matt Balentine Photos November 9, 2011
Kate Remsen & Matt Balentine Photos October 2, 2011
Men's Soccer vs San Francisco - November 14, 2010
Photos by Jeff Sipsey
Men's Soccer vs. Gonzaga - Oct. 8, 2010. Photos by Allie Shorin
Fernando Barba concluded his collegiate career at LMU in 2011... for his career, appeared in 70 matches and saw 2875 minutes... netted five goals, including one game-winner, and added one assist for 11 career points...
Was one of three players to appear in all 20 matches... made 13 starts... scored a pair of goals and added one assist for five points... first strike of the season was the second LMU goal in a 3-2 win at Portland (Oct. 9)... second goal was in the Lions' 4-1 win over Gonzaga (Nov. 6)... assisted LMU's lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Portland (Nov. 4)... had 25 total shots, including 11 on frame...
Started 10 of the 20 games... scored two goals for four points... both goals came in the 3-1 home win over Gonzaga (Oct. 8)... attempted 25 shots, putting 13 on target...
Made two starts in his 12 appearances... attempted seven shots on goal... logged 174 minutes...
Appeared in 18 games, making four starts... attempted 19 shots, putting six on target... scored one goal, netting the game-winner in overtime vs. Cal State Bakersfield (Oct. 2)...
Three-year letterwinner at Animo Leadership High School in Inglewood, CA... named First Team All-CIF Southern Section in 2008... selected to All-South Bay team as a senior...led Animo to the CIF title in 2007...
Fernando Barba, Junior was born on April 25, 1990, in Gardena, CA... son of Fernando and Maria Barba... has two younger sisters, Viridiana and Mariana... chose LMU over Santa Clara and UC Irvine because on the environment... earned a 3.5 GPA in high school... volunteered as a Student Mentor for elementary students... competed against Max Young and Adam Jackson in high school... sociology major... competed for Chivas USA Under-20 team that reached finals of Super-20 League in summer 2009...
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