Trip to UCSB Concludes Non-Conference Action
LMU men's soccer wraps up non-conference play Sunday at UC Santa Barbara. Kick off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Sept. 27, 2013
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LOS ANGELES - The LMU men's soccer team closes out the non-conference portion of its schedule on the road Sunday, traveling to face the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at Meredith Field in Harder Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
INSIDE THE LIONS
The Lions have had a strong start to the season, carrying a 4-1-1 record into the week ... They went 1-0-1 at home last week, including a huge 4-0 shutout of Sacramento State ... Junior midfielder Juan De Rada had three goals in the two games, earning himself West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors ... Junior midfielder John McFarlin had four assists in the two games, bringing his season total to six ... In games played through Sept. 22, McFarlin is tied tie for No. 1 nationally in assists per game and is third in total assists ... In goal, Paul Blanchette is third in the nation in goals against average (0.281), having given up just one goal in four games (320 minutes) ... De Rada leads LMU with three goals, but the Lions have really spread the wealth as eight different players have scored at least once through six games.
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: UC Santa Barbara
UCSB enters the week with a 4-3-0 record ... The Gauchos host Stanford on Friday night before taking on LMU Sunday ... Two players have three goals apiece and four total players have scored this season ... Since the 1981 season, LMU is 9-11-0 against the Gauchos ... The Lions won eight straight over UCSB from 1996-05, but the Gauchos have won three of the last four meetings, including a 2-1 final at Sullivan Field last fall.
SEASON TICKET SCARF
For the third year in a row, the LMU Scarf Season Ticket will be available for men's soccer. For just $30 the Scarf Season Ticket allows the bearer entry to all regular-season women's soccer matches, as well as all other LMU home ticketed events (excluding men's basketball). To purchase your 2013-14 Scarf today, contact the LMU Athletics Ticket Office at 310-338-LION (5466).
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