Two WCC Matches On Deck
LMU men's soccer concludes a three-game WCC homestand Wednesday versus San Diego then hits the road to face San Francisco on Friday.
Oct. 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES - After a two-game homestand last weekend, the LMU men's soccer team makes a quick turnaround this week, hosting West Coast Conference rival San Diego on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Kick off is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sullivan Field. The Lions then head back on the road for a Friday match-up at San Francisco.
Friday, Oct. 12 - LMU at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m.
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LIONS' LAST LINE
The Lions remained unbeaten in overtime matches this season and picked up their first WCC win of the year with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over visiting Gonzaga on Friday... John McFarlin scored LMU's first goal and earned an assist on Sean Sears' golden goal in the 101st minute... On Sunday, freshman Luc Brubaker netted his first collegiate goal, but Portland rallied to score twice as the Lions fell, 2-1...
INSIDE THE LIONS
Last Friday's double-overtime win over Gonzaga moved the Lions to 2-0-2 in overtime matches this season... Pedro Velazquez and Craig Nitti have each scored twice for LMU, including one game-winning goal apiece... John McFarlin leads the Lions with five points on one goal and three assists... Sean Sears, Luc Brubaker, Eric Brunter, Mitch Boland and Ryan Felix have all scored once... Paul Blanchette made his first collegiate appearance at the end of the Cal State Fullerton match on Sept. 7, and then earned his first start against Tulsa... The freshman has now appeared in the last eight matches, making 35 saves and holding a 1.31 GAA... The Lions have been outscored 17-10 overall in their 12 matches thus far... The 2-1 over Gonzaga marked the third time LMU has scored multiple goals in a match, having also done so at Stanford and Saint Mary's... LMU has also been held scoreless five times... The 31-member side features 12 freshmen, 12 sophomores, four juniors and three seniors... Twenty-two different players have earned at least one start through eight games... Mitch Boland is the only player to start all 10 games... Head Coach Paul Krumpe is in his 15th year at the helm of the Lion program... The Lions were picked to finish fourth in the 2012 WCC Preseason Poll... LMU went 7-12-1 overall and 5-6-1 in the WCC, good for fifth place, in 2011...
HEAD-TO-HEAD VS. THE TOREROS
The Lions are 11-22-3 all-time against San Diego... That marks includes a 5-10-2 record at home... The Toreros have won the last three meetings, including 2-0 and 1-0 wins last fall...
THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS
San Diego enters Wednesday's match with a 5-6-0 overall record and a 3-1-0 WCC mark, putting it in a three-way tie atop the league standings... The Toreros dropped their WCC opener, 2-1, to Santa Clara, but have responded with three straight wins over Saint Mary's, Portland and Gonzaga... Dan Delgado leads the way with four goals while Patrick Wallen has three... Michael D'Arriigo and Drew Ilijevski have both seen significant time in goal... Ilijevski has seen the most action as of late, posting a 3-1-0 record with one shutout, 14 saves and eight goals allowed in five games played...
HEAD-TO-HEAD VS. THE DONS
The Lions are 8-25-1 all-time against San Francisco... The Lions have won five of the last seven meetings, including a sweep of the season series in 2011... Last fall the Lions clinched a 2-1 victory at home and a 1-0 overtime victory in San Francisco...
THE SAN FRANCISCO DONS
San Francisco enters the week with a 4-4-2 overall record and 2-2-0 WCC mark... The Dons opened WCC play with a 1-0 loss at Portland, but rebounded with back-to-back wins over Gonzaga and Saint Mary's... Most recently they fell 2-1 at Santa Clara... Mauricio De Leon leads the squad with four goal and two assists for 10 points... Six total players have scored for USF... In goal, Brend Roslund has played every minute, making 35 saves while posting a pair of shutouts and a 1.02 GAA...
COMING UP NEXT
The Lions take a 12-day break from action, returning to the field on Wednesday, Oct. 24. That date marks the start of the second round of WCC action as LMU travels to face San Diego at 7 p.m.
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WELLS FARGO PCH CUP
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 fourth 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...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...Pepperdine has won the challenge in each of the first three seasons...to learn more about the PCH Challenge and view the current scorecard, please visit: http://www.lmulions.com/trads/PCH-Cup.html.
SEASON TICKET SCARF
This season, LMU is offering the Season Ticket Scarf Pack for season access to all home preseason and regular season events for men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, women's basketball, baseball and softball - a total of more than 100 home games for just $30! And, as the name suggests, the Season Ticket is the limited edition LMU Scarf. Call the LMU Ticket Office at 310-338-LION or go online today!
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