Lions Open Season With 4-0 Rout Of San Jose State
Lions outshoot Spartans 20-2; senior Myka Peck scores two goals on the day.
Aug. 31, 2002
Los Angeles, Calif., - Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 - The Loyola Marymount University women's soccer team opened the 2002 season with a 4-0 rout of San Jose State on Saturday afternoon on Sullivan Field in Los Angeles, Calif. Senior Myka Peck led the Lions with two goals on the day and moves to sixth in the LMU record book for career points with 30.
The Lions (1-0) dominated the entire game outshooting the Spartans (0-1) 20-2. It wasn't until eight minutes left in the second half that SJSU got off its first shot attempt of the game. Peck opened up the scoring at the 8:21 mark of the game when she converted a pass from freshman Kelly Lewandowski for her first goal of the day. Junior Laura Trask followed with a goal off a free kick at 23:35 on the clock to make it 2-0 Lions. Peck found the back of the net again in the 39th minute (39:12), heading in a pass from junior Shari Nishikawa. LMU took an impressive 3-0 lead into the half.
The second half brought more of the same for the Lions as freshman Kellie Schroeder scored her first collegiate goal just 21 seconds (45:21) into the period. Schroeder punched out a long 20-yard kick off an assist from junior Jennifer Cefalia.
The Spartans had to play the final 40 minutes of the game a player down when junior Vanessa Afonso drew a red card for violent conduct (50:30) and was ejected from the game. Lion sophomore Kylie Beren and Spartan senior Jessica Hernandez each were carded, yellow, in the second half.
Spartan goalkeeper Erin Meyer was kept busy all 90:00 minutes as the Lion offense was on the attack. Meyer made just three saves but had some help from the crossbar on a few Lion shot attempts, her record drops to 0-1 on the year. Freshman Sheena Jarvis saw her shot late in the second half hit the crossbar and fall just short of giving the Lions their fifth goal of the game.
Lion keepers Elizabeth Skhal and Kelly Yukihiro combined to keep the Spartans shutout through 90 minutes of play. Skhal, who picked up the win, played 59 minutes and didn't face any offensive threat from SJSU. Yukihiro played the final 30 minutes of the game and made a save on the Spartans only shot-on-goal of the day.
The Lions return to action on Monday, Sept. 2 when they host San Diego State University at 3 p.m. on Sullivan Field.