Seniors Make it Three Straight Sullivan Wins to End the Season

Nov. 4, 2017

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount’s senior class accounted for both goals and the game’s assist on Saturday night, leading the Lions to victory on Sullivan Field for the third straight game. LMU (9-6-4, 4-4-1 benefited from two first half goals and held off Gonzaga (10-8-1, 2-7-0) late to win, 2-1.

“It was exciting to see two seniors score goals and get us off to a great start in this game,” said Head Coach Michelle Myers. “For me, today was about honoring the seniors and sending them out on the best note possible, and we did that. Then the next thing was starting to build that streak at Sullivan Field again.”

Senior Jill Farley started off the scoring with a long ball that floated over the goalkeeper and into the side netting. Farley’s first goal of the year put the Lions ahead in the 27th minute.

The seniors continued to come through as senior Maddie Medved played a free kick into the box, connecting with the head of Melissa Lewis who flicked it on one-time for her team-high fifth goal of the year. The 35th minute goal carried LMU into the break ahead 2-0. 

Gonzaga got on the board in the 59th minute when Callie Best converted a penalty kick for her sixth of the year.

LMU’s defense closed out the game, earning the win, and improving Loyola Marymount’s home record to 7-3-2 on the year.

The Lions did not allow a goal from the run of play over the last four matches, as Charlee Pruitt made six saves in her 90 minutes in net.

“At the end of the day, we’re super happy that we get to send those seniors out on a good note because they’ve been such an important part to our program over the last four years. They’ve really set a new standard and expectations, and really change this program so that every year we look to go to the playoffs, and when we don’t get there we are disappointed. They helped build that, and I’m happy today that we get to go out on a good, strong win.” 

Prior to the game, the eight-member senior class was recognized on the field with members of their families. Jill Farley, Melissa Lewis, Lexi Frey, Raquel Angelone, Tatyanna Lewis, Pilar Torres, Maddie Medved, and Sarah Sanger close out their Lion careers on a winning note.

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