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WCC Women's Soccer Recaps

Oct. 26, 2006

Loyola Marymount - 4
Utah Valley State - 1

Los Angeles, CA - Jamie Bell scored twice to lead the #24 Loyola Marymount women's soccer team to a 4-1 win over Utah Valley State in non-conference action this afternoon at Sullivan Field. Bell now has seven goals for the season, fifth in LMU single season history. The Lions improves to 9-2-5 on the year and will head to Gonzaga for a WCC showdown on Sunday.

After controlling play in the first 10 minutes, Bell gave the Lions an early lead in the 10th minute. Katie Osborne got the ball deep in the corner, and launched a perfect cross to the waiting forward who knocked it in from close range. The Lions added a second goal from almost the same place. After LMU was fouled in the right corner of the UVSC side of field, Michelle Kanama sent a free kick to the back post. Birthday girl Lauren Shanklin managed to get a foot on the ball and get it past Kelley Thompson to put LMU ahead 2-0 in the 33rd minute.

The Wolverines cut the lead to one early in the second half. Courtney Robbins launched a shot from 25 yards out that beat LMU goalkeeper Joslyn Slovk to make it a one goal game in the 47th minute. But the Lions answered right back, regaining the two goal lead just 70 seconds later. Amanda Lernor sent a perfect ball up the field to Bell, who beat her defender and had a one-on-one opportunity with the new UVSC goalkeeper Tasha Bell. LMU's Bell took the ball to UVSC's Bell, and slipped the ball under the keeper's reach to give LMU a 3-1 advantage.

Five minutes later, the Lions made it a three goal advantage. Lacey Bartels was fouled at the top of the box, earning a penalty kick. The freshman midfielder calmly lined up to take the shot and put it past Bell to make it a 4-1 game.

For the game, LMU outshot Utah Valley State 15-7, but 12 of the Lion shots were on goal. Thompson made three saves in the first half in goal, and Bell made five stops in the second half. Slovek made one save in 56 minutes of action, and Allyssa Clark made one stop in her 33 minutes of play.

Bell's two goals gives her seven for the season, and puts her in a tie for fifth place all time in the LMU single season lists. Her 15 points also moves her into eighth place in the single season points chart.

The Lions now head to the Northwest for a Sunday showdown with Gonzaga. The Bulldogs sit one place ahead of the Lions in the WCC standings, and with two games to play, the Lions are looking for a strong result to stay alive in postseason contention. Fans can keep track of the status of the game on Gametracker on www.LMULions.com. Game time is set for 11:00am.

Pepperdine - 3
Cal State Northridge - 1

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's soccer team received goals from three different players as it trounced Cal State Northridge, 3-1, in a non-conference match on Thursday afternoon at the Matador Soccer Field. With the win, the Waves improved to 10-5-3 overall, while the Matadors closed their regular season with a 10-9-0 record.

Pepperdine scored all three of its goals in a span of 17 minutes with the Waves breaking a scoreless tie at the 70 minute mark.

Senior forward Lindsey Redlin got the scoring in motion as she rocketed the ball from 25 yards out past Matador goalkeeper April Cline to put the Waves up 1-0. Less than 10 minutes later, sophomore Amanda Rupp crossed the ball to Sophia Medina, who netted the goal on the left side as the freshman recorded her fourth goal of the season.

Northridge was not out of the game just yet. Northridge received a penalty kick after a Medina foul in the box and at the 82:08 mark, Devon Nizich scored to close the gap to just one goal.

With less than five minutes left to play in regulation, the Waves regained their two-goal lead when sophomore Emily Wynne scored her fifth of the season as she headed in the ball off of an Ashley Copp free kick at the 86:23 mark.

Pepperdine out-shot its opponent 18-12 with Wynne leading all players with five shots, while Rupp and McKenzie Hill attempted three shots each.

Wave goalkeeper Kayla Stolte tallied five saves in the match, stopping four shots in the first 45 minutes.

The Waves conclude their four-match road trip when they face Portland in a pivotal West Coast Conference match on Sunday with the first kick set for 2:30 p.m.

Saint Mary's - 1
UC Santa Barbara - 1

Santa Barbara, CA - Kira Copinga scored her second goal of the season to help the Saint Mary's women's soccer team post a 1-1 tie with UC Santa Barbara in a non-conference game in Thursday night. The tie for SMC gives the Gaels a 3-11-4 overall record and UCSB has a 6-6-6 overall record.

After the teams played to a scoreless first half, Saint Mary's got on the scoreboard first when Copinga scored for the second time this season. Copinga's goal came in the 69th minute off a pass from Nikki Schrey. Copinga took the pass from Schrey and hit a one-timer past UCSB goalkeeper Tammy Lenham.

It looked like the Gaels would hold on for the win, but the Gauchos scored the game-tying goal at 87:04 when Genelle Ives scored her six goal of the season. Chandi Bickford, who dribbled past a Saint Mary's defender then laid off a pass to Ives for the goal, set up Ives goal.

The Gauchos out shot the Gaels 27 to nine but managed only six shots on goal. Saint Mary's goalkeeper Jennifer Zenovich had five saves on the night, while Lenman had two saves for UCSB. The Gaels had nine total shots with three shots on goal.

Saint Mary's will return to West Coast Conference action on Sunday when the Gaels play at San Diego. The game between SMC and the Toreros will kickoff at noon from Torero Stadium.