Lions Honor Senior Class; Close Out 2011 Season Against Seattle

Nov. 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES - The LMU women's soccer team concludes the 2011 season at home this week, hosting non-conference opponent Seattle University on Saturday, Nov. 5. Kick off at Sullivan Field is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be preceded by a ceremony honoring the senior class of 2011.

LMU vs. Seattle
Location: Sullivan Field
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Time: 1 p.m.
Series: LMU trails 1-0
Last Result: Sept. 7, 1993 at LMU: L, 2-0
Live Audio: Lions' Audio Network



The rough final stretch to the 2011 season continued for the Lions as they fell 1-0 to Portland and 4-0 to then No. 10 Santa Clara last weekend. A goal scored by the Pilots in the 29th minute was all that separated the two sides in Friday's match. Brittany Jagger made five saves on 10 Portland shots. LMU had four chances in the second half, but could not convert. On Sunday, a first-half penalty kick gave the nationally-ranked Broncos a 1-0 first-half lead. Santa Clara extended the margin with three goals in the second half despite holding only a 9-7 shot advantage over LMU.

A quartet of Lion seniors will be honored prior to Saturday's season finale against Seattle. Midfielders Erin Rementer and Brittney Sanford and defenders Jaide Garcia and Marissa Zamora will all be competing for the final time in their LMU uniforms.

Brittany Jagger's 9 saves last week brings her season total to 91. With one games remaining on the 2011 schedule, that mark currently ranks No. 3 in LMU's single-season record book. Jagger would need just four more saves to move into a tie for second with Allyssa Clark (2008, 95 saves). The top mark is 113, held by Celeste Adams (1994).

With their 0-0 draw against Gonzaga on Oct. 9, the Lions have posted seven shutouts this season, taking over sole possession of 10th in the LMU single-season record book. The all-time single-season team record is 13 shutouts, set by the 1998 squad. Individually, Brittany Jagger's five shutouts so far this season bring her career total to 14, just one shy of the No. 4 position in LMU's career record book.

Tawni Martino scored her 12th career goal on Oct. 2 at UNLV, moving her into a three-way tie for the 10th most goals scored in LMU's all-time record book. Meanwhile, the sophomore took over sole possession of second in career game-winning goals when she netted her sixth all-time in a 3-0 win over Long Island University on Aug. 26. The all-time LMU record of nine is held by Kelly Lewandowski (2002-05).

Brittany Jagger made a career-high 13 saves on Sept. 17 against UCLA. Her mark was just three off the LMU all-time single-game record of 16, set by Kerry Yarak in 1993, and now ranks No. 2 in the LMU record book. Jagger's own previous record was 11, set in 2010 against Utah.

The only previous meeting between LMU and Seattle came during the Lions' inaugural season of 1993. In that match-up, the Redhawks claimed a 2-0 win over LMU in a match played at Sullivan Field.

Also playing in its final match of the 2011 season, Seattle is 12-6-0 overall, competing as a Division I Independent as it completes its transition to a full-fledged NCAA Division I member. The Redhawks will join the Western Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2012. Seattle enters its final match a winner in four of its last five outings, including wins last weekend over Montana and Eastern Washington. A total of 14 players have scored at least once for Seattle, led by Ava Ames, Jordan Salisbury and Stephanie Verdoia with four goals each. Verdoia also leads the squad with four assists. In goal, Madison Goverde has played all 1627 minutes, recorded 62 saves and six shutouts to go along with a 0.94 goals against average.

LMU is celebrating its Centennial in 2011-12 and athletics will honor the anniversary all season long. LMUat100 will feature a Centennial Game for each of the varsity programs, which included women's soccer on Sunday, Oct. 9 against Gonzaga. The game featured special promotions, giveaways and honor the history of LMU athletics and LMU women's soccer. The next Centennial Celebration Game will be men's soccer versus Gonzaga on Nov. 6. For more information, visit

Fans can still be a part of LMU's Centennial Celebration with the 2011-12 Centennial Scarf Season Ticket. Pick up the limited edition Centennial Scarf and gain access to more than 60 LMU home events. For just $30 fans get the Centennial Scarf which is also a season ticket to five LMU programs, including men's and women's soccer, men's and women's water polo and women's volleyball. Stop by the ticket office or call 310-338-LION today!

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 third 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. LMU and Pepperdine will be represented by over 12 of their intercollegiate athletic teams through both regular and post-season competitions over the course of the academic calendar. 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. The Waves have won each of the first three competitions, and currently lead the Lions, 4.5-0, in 2011-12. To learn more about the PCH Challenge and view the current scorecard, please visit:



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