Lions Win Exhibition, 2-1
Jocelyn Blankenship and Shannon Kent scored in the Lions' 2-1 win over Grand Canyon.
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Just 18 minutes into play, the Lions took the early 1-0 advantage. Freshman defender Jill Farley sent a long cross into the mix from the left wing where an open Blankenship calmly headed the ball into the near post netting.
Grand Canyon evened the score in the 51st minute as Cassie Beckwith's high crossing ball from the right flank curled into the net past the reach of LMU goalkeeper Sophia Leksan.
LMU's starting lineup featured four freshmen, including Medved, Farley, Lexi Frey and Sarah Sanger. Ten new faces saw action for the Lions as 17 total players took to the field.
The Lions' official 2014 season opener is on deck, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 against New Mexico State. Kick off at Sullivan Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Season and individual game tickets for the Lions' 2014 slate are now on sale by visiting lmulions.com/tickets.