Nov. 1, 2007
Corvallis, OR - Reduced to 10 men in the second half, LMU fought valiantly but came up on the short end of a 2-0 scoreline at Oregon State in a non-conference match Thursday night at Paul Lorenz Field in Corvallis, OR.
Playing a rare November non-conference match against an opponent they had not faced since 1999, the Lions (2-12-1) were looking to get the new month off to a winning start. In the Beavers (6-10-0), LMU saw the opportunity to right the ship but the first half told the tale of the game as the Lions found themselves trailing 2-0 by halftime.
Seven minutes in, the Beavers took the lead through Nick Webb. Josh Cameron and Robby Christner linked in the build-up, crossing to Webb, who finished past sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Sampson.
The Lions were not without their chances in the opening 45 minutes, putting four shots on frame. OSU goalkeeper Packy Deenihan produced two saves to keep the Lions off the board.
Had LMU gone into the break trailing by a single goal, the story might have been different but OSU added its second goal in the 44th minute. Collin Foster fed Justin Woodward three yards out to complete the day's scoring.
LMU out-shot OSU 6-4 in the second half but suffered a blow in the 57th minute when senior Nick Blanco was sent off.
Sampson stopped a career-high five shots for the Lions while Deenihan and Todd Phillips split time in goal for the Beaver shutout.
LMU returns to West Coast Conference play on Sunday at #3 Santa Clara.