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Pepperdine Holds No. 21 LMU to a 0-0 Tie in WCC Opener

Oct. 8, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - After 110 minutes of play, the Pepperdine women's soccer team played No. 21 Loyola Marymount to a scoreless tie at Sullivan Field in both team's West Coast Conference (WCC) opener on Sunday afternoon.

The Waves (6-4-3, 0-0-1 WCC) came out strong in the first half as shots from McKenzie Hill and Lindsey Redlin set the fast rhythm of play. After an LMU (7-1-3, 0-0-1 WCC) corner kick, Pepperdine would take two more shots before taking a corner kick of their own as senior Lauren Treinen's shot sailed wide. The Lions took control late in the first half as they took 5 shots and 2 corner kicks, but could not find room to score.

Pepperdine found its groove as the second period began with the visiting team taking four corner kicks. Forward Amanda Rupp's shot on frame set up a flood of offense for the Waves. Emily Wynne and Redlin took a total of three shots on goal within a 90 second period, but could not get the ball past Lion goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek.

The Lions would answer with six shots before regulation ended to send the WCC opener between the cross-town rivals to overtime for the third straight year.

Despite the home team out-shooting the Waves, 7-0, in overtime, Wave goalkeeper Kayla Stolte kept the Lions out of the box as she grabbed six saves as the game ended.

Along with the six saves in overtime, Stolte recorded a career high with 13 total saves in the match.

Pepperdine returns to Malibu as it hosts San Diego in WCC action on Fri., Oct. 13 in a 3 p.m. match at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.