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Toreros Lose 3-2 To Lions At Home

Oct. 15, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (7-5-1, 2-4-1 WCC) fell 3-2 Sunday afternoon to the Loyola Marymount Lions (7-5-2, 3-2-2 WCC) in a conference match at Torero Stadium. The Toreros down 3-0 early in the first half mounted a comeback responding with two goals but were unable to tie up the match.

Loyola Marymount scored in the third minute of the match when Bobby Burling found himself one-on-one with Torero goalkeeper Lance Friesz. Burling shot left past Friesz taking the 1-0 lead.

Three minutes later, the Lions Trini Gomez sent a corner kick into the Torero goal box where Wilkie Johnson who headed the ball into past the keeper for a 2-0 lead.

That goal was followed by a third goal in the eighth minute when Loyola Marymount's Adam Sloustcher passed a ball up field to Burling who was inside the penalty box. Burling dribbling through traffic fired off a shot past Friesz for a 3-0 lead.

It was in the 20th minute that San Diego responded when midfielder Michael Caso sent a ball down field to forward Ryan Guy who form the left side of the net fired off a shot into the corner cutting LMU's lead 3-1.

In the 39th minute, Guy returned the favor when from the left side of the field centered a ball right to Caso who headed the ball past LMU goalkeeper Robert Flores for a score of 3-2 going into halftime.

For Loyola Marymount, Burling had a team high two shots on goal and scored two goals. Sloustcher tallied one assist as did Gomez. Flores finished with two goals against and recorded five saves on the day.

For the Toreros, Caso finished with a team high three shots on goal, one goal and one assist. Guy finished the afternoon with two shots on goal, one goal and one assist as well. San Diego out-shot the Lions 13-8 overall. Friesz finished with three goals against and one save.

San Diego returns to action as they travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Gonzaga University Bulldogs and the University of Portland Pilots this upcoming weekend.