Women's Soccer Suffers First Regulation Setback
Lions fall to No. 25 Cal State Fullerton, 2-0, at Sunday afternoon.
Sept. 25, 2005
Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 25) - For the first time all season, the Loyola Marymount University women's soccer team suffered a regulation setback, falling to 25th-ranked Cal State Fullerton 2-0 at Sullivan Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions, who see a three-game winning streak snapped, fall to 3-4-3 on the season. The Lions previous setbacks all came in overtime with two coming in double overtime. The Titans improve to 7-2 on the year with the win.
The second half belonged to Fullerton, who controlled the majority of the half. After a scoreless first half, CSF outshot the Lions 19-7 for the game and 10-4 in the second half. The Titans finally broke through the Lions defense at the 65:20 mark on a goal from Kandace Wilson. She took a cross from Lauryn Welcsh from two yards out and put it into the empty side of the net. Erin Shelton also assisted on the play.
The goal ended the Lions and goalie Joslyn Slovek's streak of holding opponents scoreless at 335:20. CSF added an insurance goal at the 82:08 mark when Rebekah Patrick scored unassisted. Slovek ended the game with 10 saves.
LMU's had several chances early in the first half and then their best chance came in the final minute of play. With the Lions sending every player into the offensive attack, Slovek delivered a perfect ball to Michelle Kanama to the right of the goal. Her hard header went left and Fullerton's goalie Shayla Sabin made a diving save to the left. It was one of four saves she made on the game
Adding shots for the Lions was two from Jamie Bell and Kelly Lewandowski and one from Jessica Johns. Kanama finished with two shots, both on net. Lewandowski and Johns each had shots on goal in the first half.
The Lions will remain at home as they take on Utah on Oct. 2 at 1:00 p.m.
- GO LIONS -