Lions Defeat Harvard For Tournament Championship

Sept. 23, 2001

Los Angeles, CA, -- Loyola Marymount University men's soccer team added to their winning steak Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Harvard Crimson 3-1 on LMU's Sullivan Field to win the 2001 LMU Fall Classic Tournament.

The Lions came out strong in the first half with Michael Erush sent a right cross to Arturo Torres for the header into the goal in the ninth minute of the game. This was the only goal of the first half.

Harvard answered back in the 59th minute of the game as Michael Cornish shot the free kick into Ladd Fritz who headed the ball in for the score to tie the game 1-1.

Emotions were heated in the second half, as cautions and ejections were assessed to both teams. Mike Lobach received two yellow cards not more than nine minutes apart. Lobach was sent back to the bench with a red card in the 71st-minute of the game. Kevin Ara and Fritz of the Crimson were also sent back to the bench with red cards, giving LMU a three-man advantage for the remaining 13 minutes of the game.

The Lions were able to capitalize on the advantage with Torres taking the pass from Andres Murriagui for the game-winning goal in the 76th minute of the game. Julian Gaitan sealed the win for the Lions with his goal scored with five minutes left in the game, assisted by the tournament MVP, Torres.

Dan Sheridan played the entire game for the Lions, however the one goal he allowed in the game ended his three-game shutout streak. He played in the goal for the Lions on both day's of the Fall Classic, and allowed only one goal on the weekend.

Lions head coach Paul Krumpe says "it feels good to be above .500 again, and it is always nice to win our own tournament."



LMU's cautions were given to Torres, Nick Resich, Matthew Kovar, and Michael Erush throughout the duration of the game.

Next, the Lions host Cal State Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 28, on Sullivan Field. That Game is scheduled to start at 3:00 P.M.

2001 LMU Fall Classic All-Tournament Team MVP - Arturo Torres - LMU - FWD

Dan Sheridan - LMU - GK Nick Resich - LMU - DEF Andres Murriagui - LMU - MF Jeff Kovar - LMU - DEF Mike Peller - Harvard - MF Andy Old - Harvard - DEF Michael Cornish - Harvard - DEF Scott Burcar - San Diego - MF Ryan Coiner - San Diego - MF Saul Wolf - UC Irvine - DEF Brad Aspey - UC Irvine - DEF



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