Oct. 26, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team scored two goals in the second half as they went on to defeat the LMU Lions 2-1 Friday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Lions (2-10-1, 0-6-0 WCC) and Toreros (7-6-1, 4-1-1 WCC) were playing the first match of their home-and-home series that had been moved to LMU due to the wildfires in San Diego.
The Toreros let a goal slip by in the first 10 minutes of the match as junior Stephen Carlson, who lobbed it over the top to teammate Rafael Baca. USD goalkeeper Kelin Briones came on the defense, but Baca was first to it, chipping the goalkeeper from just inside the penalty area.
San Diego evened the match 1-1 no long into the second half. Senior Dustin Guerrero dished a cross from the right that was redirected by J.T. Howlan into the lower left corner at 46:17. Ten minutes later, the Toreros pulled ahead on a similar play.
Guerrero again sent in a cross from the right and it was met by a header from Colin Jennings. LMU freshman goalkeeper Patrick Lane made an excellent diving save to his right to keep out the first attempt but Jennings reacted first to the rebound to make it 2-1.
The Lions held an 11-8 shot advantage, forcing Briones into three saves. Lane also made three saves for LMU.
The teams will travel to San Diego on Monday at 7 p.m. to conclude their season series.