Former Prep Rivals Return to Oregon as Teammates
Lexi Frey and Jill Farley were rivals throughout their prep careers in Oregon, now they return home as teammates at LMU.
Opening weekend saw four Lions score goals in helping LMU to a 3-1 come-from-behind win over New Mexico State and a 2-0 shutout of Cleveland State. Junior Callie Taylor scored the game-winner in each match, earning West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors. Also finding the back of the net were Sydney Zuccolotto, Shannon Kent and Jill Farley. Brianne Medved contributed three assists while Jocelyn Blankenship and Morgan Hilby had one helper each.
The trip to Corvallis and Eugene is a special one for Lion freshman duo Jill Farley and Lexi Frey. The pair hail from Tualatin, Ore., and Beaverton, Ore., respectively, where they spent the majority of their prep careers as rivals. As star defenders for their respective squads, their final meeting in high school came in the Oregon State semifinals last fall
Frey's Jesuit High School side carried a 14-game shutout into the match. And Farley picked that day to play spoiler. The Tualatin High School star scored the first goal allowed all season by Jesuit, and then went on to assist the second in a 2-0 victory.
The LMU Sports Network sat down with the former rivals to talk about their prep careers, their return home this weekend, how they made their way to LMU and what it's like to now don the same LMU crimson and play side-by-side in the Lions' back line.
SERIES HISTORY VS OREGON STATE
The Lions and Beavers have met three times in program history. LMU took a 3-0 victory at Sullivan Field on Sept. 26, 2004 while Oregon State claimed victory in the other two matches - one in 2001 and the most recent in 2009.
SERIES HISTORY VS OREGON
LMU is 2-1 all-time against Oregon, earning wins over the Ducks in 2003 and 2006. The Ducks took a 3-2 win in the last meeting, on Sept. 11, 2009.
Junior midfielder Jocelyn Blankenship was named to the 2014 All-WCC Preseason Team
Callie Taylor earned the first WCC Player of the Week honor for 2014
Sophomore Sophia Leksan earned her first career shutout against Cleveland State
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