PCH Cup Becomes Focus For Women’s Soccer

Oct. 5, 2017

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LOS ANGELES – After a wild first weekend of West Coast Conference play, Loyola Marymount women’s soccer has just one opponent to focus on this week. The Lions (6-3-3, 1-1-0 WCC) host one of two West Coast Conference unbeaten Sunday at 1 p.m. as No. 18 Pepperdine (8-2-2, 2-0-0 WCC) comes to Sullivan Field. 

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Women's Soccer Takes Down #15 Pepperdine to Remain in WCC Title Hunt
The Loyola Marymount women's soccer team rebounded in a big way on Sunday, knocking off PCH Cup rival and 15th-ranked Pepperdine, 1-0.

“It’s nice, but it’s one of those things were you wonder if you have the right balance of doing enough, but also keeping them fresh and focused for this week,” said Head Coach Michelle Myers on playing just one game this week. “This is always a big game for us, especially with the parity in the conference right now. Hopefully we can knock off Pepperdine, then everybody is in the hunt.”

Date | Time: Sunday, Oct. 8 | 1 p.m. (PT)
Where: Sullivan Field
Live Stats: StatBroadcast | Gametracker
Live Stream: TheW.tv

The two Wave wins last week to open conference play propelled then from being unranked to jumping into the No. 18 position in the United Soccer Coaches National Rankings. Pepperdine has a four-game win streak, which includes three consecutive shutouts. Only five goals this season have been scored on the Waves, and Pepperdine leads the WCC with a 0.40 goals against average and seven clean sheets.

In last year’s meeting, the Lions scored in the first minute of play to defeat the then-15th ranked Waves. Phoebe Riley’s opening minute goal was the lone ball to find the back of the net, as LMU’s defense and Charlee Pruitt’s six saves completed the shutout. 

LMU will repeat the following week with just one game scheduled as conference-opponent Portland comes to the Bluff on Oct. 14 for a 7 p.m. game under the lights.

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