Oct. 28, 2012
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PORTLAND - The LMU women's soccer team concluded its final roadtrip of the season with a 2-0 loss at West Coast Conference rival Portland Sunday.
The loss dropped the Lions to 9-7-2 overall and 3-4-0 in WCC play while Portland improved to 10-4-3 overall and 4-1-1 in league action.
LMU fell into an early 1-0 hole as the Pilots struck with their first goal just 2:43 into the match. Emily Sippel fed Michelle Cruz from the left side and Cruz buried a 10-yard shot into the lower right corner of the net.
The teams held an even count of six shots apiece in the first half, including four on goal by the Lions. But those strikes by Jocelyn Blankenship, Emily Maletis, Brianne Medved and Rachel Fell were all saved by Portland goalkeeper Erin Dees.
The Pilots came out strong in the second half, looking for an insurance goal. LMU goalkeeper Brittany Jagger turned away four Portland shots earn in the half before Amanda Frisbie made it 2-0 in favor of the home team in the 61st minute. After Jagger blocked an initial shot by Frisbie, the junior found the rebound at her feet and tipped it back into the net.
The Lions managed just three shots in the second half, none on goal. Jagger finished with six saves while Dees made four, all in the first half.
LMU concludes its regular-season on Thursday, Nov. 1, hosting BYU at 3 p.m. on Sullivan Field.