Oct. 5, 2012
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LOS ANGELES - The LMU women's soccer team opens West Coast Conference play this week, hosting San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 7. Kick off is scheduled for noon at Sullivan Field.
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Sunday, Oct. 7 - LMU vs San Diego, 12:00 p.m.
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It's "Pink Week" at LMU Athletics and the Lions' women's soccer team in joining men's soccer and volleyball in supporting cancer awareness at a home event this week. LMU's Sunday match versus San Diego has been dubbed their Breast Cancer Awareness Game. Sponsored by the West Coast Conference, all fans in attendance will receive pink WCC headbands...
LIONS' LAST LINE
The Lions closed out the non-conference portion of their 2012 schedule with a 3-2 win at home over Utah Valley... Freshman Jocelyn Blankenship scored just six minutes into the match and Tawni Martino added a pair of goals as LMU concluded its non-conference slate with a 6-3-2 record...
INSIDE THE LIONS
The Lions finish non-conference play with at least six wins for the fourth consecutive season... They have yet to drop back-to-back games so far this year... 2012 marks the third time in the last four seasons that LMU won four of its first five games... The last time the Lions had a four-game wins streak was in 2010... The Lions have scored a season-high three goals against Utah Valley on Sept. 30... Tawni Martino's second goal on Sept. 30 vs. Utah valley was the 16th of her two-plus year career, moving her into a three-way tie for fourth in LMU's career record book... Martino now leads the Lions with four goals and one assist (nine points)... Junior Darien Pyka tallied at least one point in four straight games (UC Irvine, Houston Baptist, CSU Bakersfield and Wisconsin) and now has eight points on three goals and two assists... Freshman Madison Heilmann and sophomore Brianne Medved each have two goals and one assist for five points... Freshman Jocelyn Blankenship has two goals and a team-high three assists for six points... In all, eight different Lions have scored at least one goal while six players have tallied at least one assist... In goal, junior Brittany Jagger has played every minute, making 46 saves while holding a 1.31 goals against average... The shutout of Arizona was the fourth of the season and 19th of her career, which moves her into a tie for third in LMU's all-time record book... Jagger also now has 22 wins for her career, which puts her in third place in LMU's all-time record book... The Lions have started the same 11 players in 10 of their 11 games this season, including a pair of freshmen in Heilmann and Blankenship... The win over Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 19 was the first career victory for head coach Michelle Myers who takes the reigns of the program after serving as an assistant for the past 15 seasons... In a preseason poll, the Lions were picked to finish seventh in the highly competitive WCC... The nine-member league sent four teams to the NCAA Tournament in 2011...
JAGGER NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Jagger was named the West Coast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for September 10, 2012... She was also named to the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Honor Roll for the week of Sept. 3-9... On Friday, Jagger had six huge saves as the Lions drew a 1-1 tie at then-No. 1 UCLA... On Sunday, she recorded five saves and picked up her third shutout of the season as LMU topped Idaho State, 2-0. For the week, Jagger made 11 saves (.917 save %) and allowed just one goal...
The Last Meeting
October 23, 2011
San Diego, Calif.
Late USD Goal Dooms Lions
The LMU women's soccer team fell 2-1 to University of San Diego as the Toreros scored the game-winner with just under five minutes to play Sunday.
HEAD-TO-HEAD VS. THE TOREROS
The Lions are 1-17-1 all-time against San Diego... That record includes a 1-7-1 mark at home... LMU's lone with over the Toreros came during the 2000 season... Last season, USD earned a 2-1 win in San Diego...
THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS
San Diego enters Sunday's match with a 5-7-0 overall record and 1-0-0 in WCC play after claiming a 2-0 win over San Francisco on Sept. 29... The Toreros went 3-3 in their first six matches, then suffered a four-game losing streak before bouncing back with two consecutive wins... Five players have scored twice on the year while nine total players have tallied at least one goal... Emily Dillon leads the squad with seven points on two goals and three assists... In goal, McKenna Tollack has played the majority of the minutes, making 45 saves to go along with three shutouts and a 2.05 GAA...
COMING UP NEXT
The Lions hit the road on Friday, Oct. 12, traveling to face WCC foe Santa Clara at 7 p.m. LMU returns home to Sullivan Field on Sunday, Oct. 14 for a 1 p.m. kick off against Saint Mary's.
TeamLMU brings Lion fans and alums, LMU partners and student-athletes together as one, creating an atmosphere that helps build the Lions into champions. Each week that LMU hosts an event throughout the 2012-13 year, there will be at least one highlighted TeamLMU Event of the Week which will include special promotions, giveaways and opportunities to be part of the team. For more information on TEAM LMU, go online at LMULions.com/school-bio/teamlmu/html.
WELLS FARGO PCH CUP
Separated by 19.1 miles of scenic coastline, longtime cross-town adversaries Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine have come together in an effort to boost their decades-long rivalry with the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) Challenge...the series, which is in its fourth year, serves as an annual scorecard for the NCAA-sponsored athletic contests between the Lions and Waves, and challenges each institution to rise above the other within the West Coast Conference...any head-to-head competition, including matches in the post-season and tournaments throughout the year, will be counted toward the scoring and added to the scorecard as they occur...for the sports in which the two teams do not meet head-to-head, the teams will battle for points that will be awarded on the basis of overall finish at their respective post-season championships...Pepperdine has won the challenge in each of the first three seasons...to learn more about the PCH Challenge and view the current scorecard, please visit: http://www.lmulions.com/trads/PCH-Cup.html.
SEASON TICKET SCARF
This season, LMU is offering the Season Ticket Scarf Pack for season access to all home preseason and regular season events for men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, women's basketball, baseball and softball - a total of more than 100 home games for just $30! And, as the name suggests, the Season Ticket is the limited edition LMU Scarf. Call the LMU Ticket Office at 310-338-LION or go online today!