Lions Fall to Sun Devils at Arizona Cats Classic
The LMU women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Arizona State in the opening game of the Arizona Cats Classic.
Sept. 14, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Facing an onslaught of shots, goalkeeper Brittany Jagger made 12 saves, just one shy of her career high, but the Lions offense was shut out for the first time this season in a 3-0 loss to Arizona State Friday in the first game of the Arizona Cats Classic in Tucson.
The loss dropped LMU to 5-3-1 overall while the Sun Devils improved to 3-4-1.
Arizona State's leading scorer, Devin Marshall, notched her fifth goal of the season midway through the first half, scoring on an assist from Holland Crook.
Despite the Sun Devils' 11-3 shot advantage in the first half, the Lions kept the one-goal spread until the 69:46 mark when ASU was awarded a penalty kick following a foul in the box. Crook converted the PK opportunity, putting ASU ahead, 2-0.
Just 1:28 later, Taylor McCarter added a third goal for the Sun Devils, scoring off a corner kick by Courtney Tinnin.
Jagger finished with five saves in the first half and eight in the second as the Sun Devils out-shot LMU, 27-8.
Jocelyn Blankenship led the Lions with three shots, including one on frame. Brianne Medved and Jenni Benger also each had a shot on goal as Sun Devils' goalkeeper Chandler Morris came up with three saves.
The Lions will look to get back on the win track Sunday, facing host Arizona at 7 p.m. in the final game of the Arizona Cats Classic.