LOS ANGELES – After two called-back goals due to offsides, Maddie Medved and Loyola Marymount women’s soccer (8-6-4, 3-4-1 WCC) successfully found the back of the net in the 63rd minute. The LMU defense kept their opponents from scoring for the third-straight game and defeated Pacific (5-12-12, 2-6-0), 1-0.
“It was obviously a huge goal by Maddie, especially after just having one called back,” said Head Coach Michelle Myers. “We came out slow in the first half, and credit to Pacific, they took it to us. We had to get into our players a little bit at halftime and tell them that it just wasn’t good enough. Once we started going forward and getting some chances, it was different. Overall a good result coming off a slow start.”
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Once Medved saw two of her goals called back, the senior executed 62:21 into the game to give LMU the only lead it would neat. A series of passes from Emily Carman and Emma Tyrnauer led to a through ball for Medved with just the goalie in her way. Medved scored her fourth goal of the season, joining Sarina Bolden, Melissa Lewis, and Sarah Sanger for the team-lead.
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Outside of the one ball that got past Pacific goalkeeper Regan Heslop, the game numbers were nearly identical. Both Heslop and Charlee Pruitt made six saves in their 90 minutes in net. Each team took seven corner kicks with the Lions holding a shot advantage, 13-12.
“They’ve really had themselves more organized in the back,” “Charlee came up huge with big saves, like the one just before the half. Had that gone in, it would have been a tough hole to dig out of.”
Pruitt earned her sixth individual shutout of the season and seventh overall this year. Pruitt has not allowed a goal in her last 297:28 minutes in net, since University of San Diego scored a penalty kick on Oct. 19.
The Lions close out the regular season Saturday night at home against Gonzaga. Loyola Marymount will recognize their senior class prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff.
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