Lions Blanked By Toreros

Paul Blanchette had seven saves at USD.

Oct. 24, 2012

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SAN DIEGO - An evenly balanced match that saw each team attempt 15 shots was decided by a single goal in the 16th minute as the LMU men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to WCC-leading San Diego Wednesday night.

The Lions (3-10-2, 1-5-1 WCC) were returning to action after a 12-day break while the Toreros (8-6-0, 6-1-0 WCC) had last played 10 days ago.

Both teams were slow to build attacking opportunities in the first half, each finishing with five shots in the period. But San Diego was able to make one count at the 15:12 mark when Dan Delgao fed Patrick Wallen who chipped in a short shot past the reach of LMU keeper Paul Blanchette.

Blanchette kept the Lions close with seven second-half saves on 10 Torero shots. But the Lions put just two shots on frame, one each by John McFarlin and Juan De Rada, each of which were saved by USD keeper Drew Ilijevski.

LMU returns to Sullivan Field on Sunday, Oct. 28, hosting San Francisco at 2 p.m. The Lions will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the program's most successful team - the 2002 squad - with a ceremony at halftime.




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