Efficient Offense Not Enough in Exhibition
Women's soccer falls to Texas 3-1 in exhibition at Sullivan Field.
Aug. 16, 2008
Los Angeles, CA -- In their first action of the 2008 season, the Loyola Marymount women's soccer team and their offense was efficient, scoring on 50 percent of their shots on goal. Unfortunately they were limited to just two shots in a 3-1 setback to the University of Texas during an exhibition contest at Sullivan Field on Saturday afternoon.
Texas finished the game with 15 shots, 10 of them going on net and rookie starter Allyssa Clark. The redshirt junior Clark made seven saves but allowed two second half goals to the Longhorns.
Texas opened the game with a goal early in the first half, scoring with 40:46 left on a one-time from Alisha Ortiz. Erica Campanelli fed the ball from about 17 years out to put the Longhorns up 1-0.
It wasn't until 13 minutes into the second half the Lions got its first shot on goal and they made it count. Shannon Omahen fed Lily Sorentino the ball in front of the UT cage and the sophomore headed the ball off the cross and in to tie the game at 1-1.
UT would get the go ahead goal and what proved to be the game winner at 19:58 left in the game when Amanda Lisberger put in a beauty from 15 yards out in the upper corner to make the score 2-1. Just 28 seconds later Manda Lisberger gave UT an insurance goal and made the final 3-1.
The Lions will officially open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 22 at Sullivan Field against UNLV at 4 p.m.
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