LMU softball opens the 2015 season at home Saturday, hosting Sacramento State at 9 a.m.
The Lions and Cougars will face off in a WCC doubleheader Friday, followed by a single game Saturday.
LMU would twice score first but succumb to a pair of late Gael rallies.
Sterling Shuster led LMU by hitting .500 (10-for-20), with one home run, 10 RBIs, four runs, a .650 slugging percentage and .565 on base percentage in seven games last week.
Four Lions launched home runs Sunday morning as the Lions ran away with a 9-3 victory over Dartmouth.
Softball vs. Brown - March 9, 2014 Photos by Scott Cunningham
A campaign in support of the Lions Athletic Fund, benefiting the LMU Student-Athlete
Softball vs. San Diego - Apr. 27, 2013 Photos by Jeff Golden
Softball vs. Saint Mary's - April 7, 2013
Softball vs. Seattle - March 17, 2013
Made 13 starts and 14 total appearances in the circle before being sidelined with a back injury... dropped her first appearance of the year, a 2-1 setback at then No. 12 UCLA, then proceeded to win 12 straight... tossed 10 complete games and tallied four shutouts... was the national record holder in ERA (0.74)... fanned 136 in just 84.2 innings of work... 11.2 strikeouts per seven inning was good for fifth in the nation... also ranked No. 1 in hits allowed per seven innings (2.65)... had nine double-digit strikeout performances, including a season-high 17 in a 5-0 shutout of Brown (Mar. 7)... WCC Pitcher of the Week for the weeks of Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10...
PCSC Pitcher of the Year... first team All-PCSC... NFCA All-Pacific Region selection... three-time PCSC Pitcher of the Week (Mar. 13, Mar. 20, Apr. 9)... went 18-4 with a 1.82 ERA in 33 total appearances... tossed 18 complete games, six shutouts... 269 strikeouts ranks No. 2 in LMU's single-season record book... held opposing batters to a .190 average, tossed three one-hitters and reached double-digit strikeouts 13 times... set an LMU record with 22 single-game strikeouts vs. Utah Valley (May 4)... earlier in the season had struck out a then-record 17 vs. Cal State Northridge (Mar. 16)...
Three-year varsity letterwinner at Arroyo Grande High School... ranked No. 19 on the ESPN Top 100 2012 Softball Recruits... also ranked No. 10 in the region and No. 10 in the state...
Sydney Elisa Gouveia was born May 5, 1994 in Santa Maria, Calif.... parents are Lisa and David Gouveia... has one older brother, Zachary, and one younger brother, Morgan... chose LMU because of the small class sizes, beautiful campus and close to family...
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