Sept. 10, 2006
Los Angeles, CA - Jamie Bell scored the game-winning goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lead the Lions to a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State in the LMU/Four Points Sheraton Culver City Tournament. LMU was the only team to go 2-0 in the tournament and Bell was named the Offensive MVP, while goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek was named the Defensive MVP after recording two straight shutouts. LMU remains undefeated and is now 3-0-2 on the season, while Oklahoma State loses its first game and falls to 4-1-1 overall.
LMU struggled in the first half, but came alive in the second half. Oklahoma State outshot LMU 6-0 in the first 45 minutes, but Bell needed just 1:15 to get LMU's first shot of the day in the second half. The Lions outshot OSU 5-4 in the second half, but neither team could get on the scoreboard.
The Lions had two fantastic opportunities in the second half, but both shots hit post. Lauren Shanklin had a shot in the 55th minute hit off the crossbar. Bell had one of the wildest shots of the day. Her sharply hit ball from the right side crossed the face of the goal, hitting the far post, and traveling back across the face of the goal to hit the near post before OSU goalkeeper Jeanne Rankin was able to corral the ball and keep it from crossing the plane of the goal.
Tana Smothermon had LMU's first shot on goal in the first overtime period, but it was saved by Rankin and the teams went to a final overtime period.
It looked like the game would end in a 0-0 tie, but Bell had other plans. Defender Brandi Young crossed a ball from the right side to Bell who was just outside the six yard box. While facing away from the goal, Bell flicked the ball with her head towards the goal past a diving Rankin to hand the Lions the victory.
Bell led all players with five shots, while Yolanda Odenyo, Siera Strawser and Adriane Radtke had three shots each for OSU. Slovek finished with three saves to record her second straight shutout, while Rankin made two stops for the Cowgirls.
LMU was the only team to go 2-0 after Friday's 2-0 win over St. Francis. In the final game of the tournament, Cal Poly defeated St. Francis, 2-0.
The All-Tournament Team: Offensive MVP - Jamie Bell, LMU, Defensive MVP - Joslyn Slovek, LMU, Tiffany Harrison, LMU, Whitney Temple, LMU, Yolanda Odenyo, Oklahoma State, Adriane Radtke, Oklahoma State, Siera Strawser, Oklahoma State, Kelsey Carroll, Cal Poly, Heidi McQuitty, Cal Poly, Kirsten Hoffsmith, St. Francis, Melanie Stockman, St. FrancisSportsmanship Award - St. Francis
Oklahoma State (4-1-1) vs. Loyola Marymount (3-0-2) Date: Sep 10, 2006 Attendance: 398 Weather: sunny, low 70s-GO LIONS!-
Goals by period 1 2 OT O2 Tot ------------------------------------- Oklahoma State...... 0 0 0 0 - 0 Loyola Marymount.... 0 0 0 1 - 1
Shots: Oklahoma State 13, Loyola Marymount 8 Saves: Oklahoma State 2 (Rankin, Jeanne 2), Loyola Marymount 3 (Slovek, Joslyn 3)