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Men's Soccer Gets First WCC Win, Defeats LMU 1-0

Oct. 21, 2007

Los Angeles, CA - Freshman defender Scott Eberhardt scored his first collegiate goal to help the Saint Mary's men's soccer team post a 1-0 West Coast Conference road win over the Loyola Marymount Lions on Sunday afternoon from Sullivan Field.

Saint Mary's scored the games only goal when Eberhardt scored on a volley following a cross by Justin Kim from the left corner. The Eberhardt goal came at 28:31, and ended a four-game scoreless streak for the Gaels. The assist from Kim improves his team-leading total to five for the year.

Saint Mary's goalkeeper Keenan Flynn held the Lions scoreless, making five saves in the game. The shutout marked the second of the season, and he now has a 2-1-1 record in four starts this season.

The Lions outshot the Gaels 17-9 for the game and LMU had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Gaels' Dylan Leslie led the team with three shots and Kim had two shots. LMU's Adam Sloustcher led all players with four shots, with three shots on goal.

The WCC win snapped a 14-game winless streak for the Gaels against conference opponents. After winning the first two games against conference opponents in 2006, the Gaels posted a 0-12-2 record since then. The goal by Eberhardt also marked the first score this season for the Gaels against WCC opponents.

Saint Mary's will return to WCC action on Friday, October 26 when the Gaels travel to San Francisco for a 7 p.m. game at Negoesco Stadium.