Sept. 14, 2011
LOS ANGELES - With a three-game road trip pending, the Lions have just one game on the slate this week, hosting San Jose State on Friday, Sept. 16. Kick off is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
LMU had mixed results last week, earning a 4-1 win over UC Riverside before dropping a 2-1 decision to then No. 17 UCLA. Four different Lions scored in the win over the Highlanders, including Connor Hunsicker, Jonas Reiter, David Ponce and Ryan Felix. The scores were the first of the season for Reiter, Ponce and Felix while Hunsicker now leads the team with two goals. Senior goalkeeper Jack McCormack earned his 16th career win, moving him into a three-way tie for second in career goalkeeper wins in LMU's all-time record book. Robert Flores (2002, 04-06) holds the all-time record of 24.
Against UCLA, the Lions played a man down for the majority of the game after Logan McDaniel
was issued a straight red card in the 13th minute. Down 1-0 at that time, LMU remained composed and played the Bruins to a 1-1 tie for the remaining 77 minutes. Artur Jozkowicz's
penalty kick in the 52nd minute kept the Lions in the game, but they could not find the equalizer. Due to the red card, McDaniel, who is LMU's co-leader in assists with three, will be forced to sit out Friday's game. He can return to the lineup Seept. 23 at New Mexico.
LMU vs. San Jose State
Location: Sullivan Field
Date: Friday, Sept. 16
Time: 3 p.m. (PT)
Series: LMU trails 3-7-1
Last Result: Sept. 19, 2010: L, 2-1
Live Audio: Lions' Audio Network
The Lions are 3-7-1 all-time against San Jose State. After going winless in the first seven games of the series, LMU went on to win three straight (2002, 03, 09). Last year's match-up in San Jose was a back-and-forth affair. The Spartans took a 1-0 lead just 2:40 into play. It was the Lions who would score early in the second half as Rafael Baca knotted the score at 1-1 at 48:07. But SJSU came back, netting the game-winner with just 2:20 remaining in regulation.
San Jose State is 2-1-1 on the season with wins against Fresno Pacific and Nebraska-Omaha. The Spartans also played St. Mary's to a scoreless draw and fell to Cleveland State, 2-0. Dylan Murphy leads the side with two goals while four others have scored once and six different players have tallied an assist.
Two non-conference games remain on the Lions slate before 2011 WCC action begins. LMU travels to New Mexico and Wisconsin on Sept. 23 and 25, respectively, then concludes the three-game road trip with the conference opener at San Diego on Sept. 28.
LMU is celebrating its Centennial in 2011-12 and athletics will honor the anniversary all season long. LMUat100 will feature a Centennial Game for each of the varsity programs, which will include men's soccer on Sunday, Nov. 6 against Gonzaga. The game will feature special promotions, giveaways and honor the history of LMU athletics and LMU men's soccer. For more information, visit LMULions.com/LMUat100.
CENTENNIAL SCARF SEASON TICKET
Fans can still be a part of LMU's Centennial Celebration with the 2011-12 Centennial Scarf Season Ticket. Pick up the limited edition Centennial Scarf and gain access to more than 60 LMU home events, including the rest of the 2011 women's soccer season. For just $30 fans get the Centennial Scarf which is also a season ticket to five LMU programs, including men's and women's soccer, men's and women's water polo and women's volleyball. Stop by the ticket office or call 310-338-LION today!
Separated by 19.1 miles of scenic coastline, longtime cross-town adversaries Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine have come together in an effort to boost their decades-long rivalry with the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Challenge. The series, which is in its third year, serves as an annual scorecard for the NCAA-sponsored athletic contests between the Lions and Waves, and challenges each institution to rise above the other within the West Coast Conference. LMU and Pepperdine will be represented by over 12 of their intercollegiate athletic teams through both regular and post-season competitions over the course of the academic calendar. Any head-to-head competition, including matches in the post-season and tournaments throughout the year, will be counted toward the scoring and added to the scorecard as they occur. For the sports in which the two teams do not meet head-to-head, the teams will battle for points that will be awarded on the basis of overall finish at their respective post-season championships. The Waves have won each of the first two competitions, and currently lead the Lions, 1.5-0, in 2011-12. To learn more about the PCH Challenge and view the current scorecard, please visit: http://www.lmulions.com/trads/PCH-Cup.html
Friday's men's soccer match against San Jose State, along with Saturday's women's soccer match against UCLA, are this week's TEAM LMU Games of the Week. The purpose of TEAM LMU is to bring Lion fans together as one, creating an atmosphere that helps build the Lions into champions, while allowing all to enjoy the benefits of our corporate partners. More information can be found at LMULions.com.
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