Lions Claim 3-0 Win In Scrimmage With Westmont

Aug. 23, 2003

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif., - Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 - The 22nd-ranked Loyola Marymount University men's soccer team claimed a 3-0 win over Westmont College in a scrimmage match this afternoon on Sullivan Field in Los Angeles, Calif. Freshman forward Bobby Burling made his LMU debut an exciting one picking up two goals on the day.

The 6-foot-4 Burling put the Lions on the board early as he headed in a goal just two minutes into the contest. Burling beat the Westmont keeper, Logan Frank, after collecting a pass from senior forward Yuji Teranishi. Burling netted his second goal of the afternoon off a right cross from senior Salvador Diaz. Burling beat his defender and went one-on-one with the goalkeeper blasting a shot into the back of the net.

The Lions, who controlled the tempo the entire game, took a comfortable 2-0 lead into the half. Lion goalkeeper Adam Sthay faced two shots in the first half and needed to make only one save.

The second half was more of the same as the Lions dominated the field and kept Westmont battling defensively. Westmont had a chance to get on the board in the 60th-minute when Sam Hartman beat the Lions' keeper Sthay to a high ball poking the ball past Sthay in front of the goal. Hartman managed to nudge the ball toward the open goal but LMU defender Jimmy Burling (sophomore) was there to head the ball out safely.

Senior Kevin Novak put the finishing touches on the game in the 66th-minute scoring the Lions third goal of the day. Senior Pat Parker and junior Matt Kovar each collected assists on the play.



The Lions open the regular season next weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) when they travel to the Michigan State Tournament. LMU will face Michigan on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 11:30 a.m. PST.



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