Lions Score Three Unanswered in 3-1 Victory
Sydney Zuccolotto, Callie Taylor and Jill Farley scored for the Lions in a 3-1 win over NMSU.
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LOS ANGELES - Trailing 1-0 in the early going, the LMU women's soccer team scored three unanswered goals against visiting New Mexico State for a 3-1 victory in both teams' 2014 season opener Friday night at Sullivan Field.
Jennae Cambra put the visitors on the board in the 13th minute heading in a ball sent into the box by Layla Todd on the right flank.
The Lions began building momentum and continuity as the first half wore on and redshirt freshman Zuccolotto would produce the equalizer in the 35th minute on a long, crossing shot that hit the far let post and into the net.
The second half was all LMU as they jumped on the Aggies quickly. Taylor netted her eventual game-winner in the 59th minute as the Lions drew one of 11 total corner kicks. Jocelyn Blankenship sent the corner kick form the left side into the 18-yard box where Taylor's header shot bounced off the cross bar and back into play. The junior transfer the followed her own miss back into the net for a 2-1 Lion lead.
Less than a minute later, Farley blasted a left-footed shot from beyond the left corner of the 18-yard box and into the far post netting.
With the insurance goal in hand, the Lions defended solidly for the final 30 minutes, holding the Aggies to just two second-half shots.
Sophia Leksan earned the win in goal for the Lions while Taylor Ammack took the loss for NMSU, making five saves on the Lions' 18 total shots.
LMU returns to action Sunday afternoon, hosting Cleveland State at 1 p.m.
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