Oct. 28, 2007
Los Angeles, CA - LMU scored three times in the second half to pull away from visiting San Francisco 3-0 in a West Coast Conference match Sunday afternoon at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles. The Lions extend their home winning streak to nine games and have won two in a row overall.
A scoreless first half soon turned into a comfortable win for the Lions (11-5-1, 3-2-0 WCC), who grabbed the lead just 33 seconds into the second half. Freshman Nickey Ha, on at the half, rebounded a missed shot by junior Shannon Omahen at 45:33 for her first career goal.
Ha's goal got the Lions going and they added a second in the 60th minute. After a foul by the Dons (2-11-3, 2-3-0 WCC), sophomore Kim Feeney played the free kick into the area that was flicked on by freshman Lily Sorentino. Sophomore Tiffany Harrison was first to the ball, knocking it in for her first goal of the season. Sorentino's assist was her team-leading sixth of the year, tying her for fourth on the LMU single-season chart.
The Lions would add a third in the 68th minute through senior Katie Osborne. Harrison slotted a pass to Osborne, who eluded a pair of defenders before finishing past goalkeeper Katie Hodgson. It was Osborne's fifth goal of the season, setting a new career high and moving her into the LMU top 10 for career goals with 12.
The Lions out-shot the Dons 13-8 on the day. Senior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek made two saves in posting her ninth shutout of the season while Hodgson made three saves and Anika Steig had one in the USF goal.
LMU closes out its home schedule with a single match next Saturday against Gonzaga. Prior to the game, the Lions will honor their four seniors as they play their final home match.