Lions Honor Senior Class, Host Waves in PCH Cup Battle
The LMU women's soccer team closes out the 2013 season on its home Sullivan Field Saturday, hosting WCC and PCH Cup rival Pepperdine in a 6 p.m. tilt. The Lions will honor their 11-member senior class prior to kick off.
Nov. 8, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The LMU women's soccer team closes out the 2013 season on its home Sullivan Field Saturday, hosting WCC and PCH Cup rival Pepperdine in a 6 p.m. tilt. The Lions will honor their 11-member senior class prior to kick off.
INSIDE THE LIONS
The Lions snapped a 14-game losing streak on Sunday, Nov. 3 at San Francisco as Jocelyn Blankenship's penalty kick goal led the Lions to a 1-1 draw against the Dons ... It was Blankenship's second made PK of the season, giving her a team-high four goals to go along with three assists ... Tawni Martino will be in the hunt for career goal No. 20 on Saturday versus Pepperdine ... The senior enters her final collegiate match one shy of the LMU all-time record held by Lori Sims (2002-05) and Heather Farr (1993-97).
INSIDE THE MATCH-UP: Pepperdine
Pepperdine enters this final regular-season game at 9-7-2 overall and 4-4-0 in WCC play ... The Waves currently sit in fourth in the league standings with 12 points ... The Waves strung together three straight WCC wins to close out the month of October, but dropped a pair of matches on the road last week at San Francisco, 2-0, and No. 9 Santa Clara, 9-2 ... Lynn Williams leads the Waves with 11 goals and three assists for 25 points ... LMU is 9-10-5 all-time against Pepperdine, including a 3-0 win over the then No. 15 ranked Waves on Oct. 19, 2012.
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 fifth 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 four competitions. To learn more about the PCH Challenge and view the current scorecard, please visit LMULions.com/trads/PCH-Cup.html.
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