WCC Play Kicks Off At Sullivan Field
West Coast Conference play begins for the LMU women's soccer team this week as the Lions host a pair of matches at Sullivan Field. Action begins Friday at 7 p.m. against the No. 7 ranked Portland Pilots, followed by a Sunday 1 p.m. kick off against Gonzaga.
Oct. 10, 2013
LOS ANGELES - West Coast Conference play begins for the LMU women's soccer team this week as the Lions host a pair of matches at Sullivan Field. Action begins Friday at 7 p.m. against the No. 7 ranked Portland Pilots, followed by a Sunday 1 p.m. kick off against Gonzaga.
INSIDE THE LIONS
The Lions closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 2-1 loss at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 27 ... that results left LMU at 3-8-0 entering WCC play ... Jocelyn Blankenship scored the lone goal against the Matadors, and she low leads the Lions with two goals and two assists for six points... the Lions have managed just six goals in 11 games played ... Tawni Martino's goal in the first half at USC on Sept. 22 was the 18th of her career ... she is now two shy of tying the all-time LMU record...
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: Portland
Portland is ranked No. 7 in the two most recent national polls... the Pilots are 9-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 in WCC play ... they ride a six game win streak entering the week ... Micaela Capelle leads the team with eight goals and three assists for 19 points ... the Pilots also have five shutouts, including four for starting goalkeeper Erin Dees ... LMU has never beaten Portland in 20 all-time meetings ... that includes a 0-9-1 record at Sullivan Field... the series' lone tie was a scoreless final in 2006...
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: Gonzaga
Gonzaga enters the week at 4-5-1 overall and opens WCC play Friday at Pepperdine ... all four of the Bulldogs' wins have been shutouts, as was their lone draw - a scoreless final against Nevada... the Zags have scored eight goals, including two each by Heather Johnson and Karley Baggerly ... LMU is 14-4-3 all-time against the Zags, including an 8-1-2 mark at Sullivan Field ... the Lions won four straight from 2006-09, but the Zags have won two of the last three while the third ended in a draw...
SEASON TICKET SCARF
For the third year in a row, the LMU Scarf Season Ticket is available for women's soccer. For just $30 the Scarf Season Ticket allows the bearer entry to all regular-season women's soccer matches, as well as all other LMU home ticketed events (excluding men's basketball). To purchase your 2013-14 Scarf today, contact the LMU Athletics Ticket Office at 310-338-LION (5466).
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