Oct. 29, 2006
Spokane, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's soccer team were unable fend off No. 24 Loyola Marymount University Sunday, falling 1-0 in the Zags' final home match of the 2006 season.
With the loss, the Bulldogs slipped to 10-8-1, including a 3-3-0 record when playing West Coast Conference opponents. The Lions improved to 10-2-5 overall and 2-1-3 in WCC play.
The lone goal of the match was scored by Loyola Marymount's Katie Osborne four minutes into the first half. LMU's Jamie Bell got the ball near the midfield and fended off defenders before passing it to Osborne in front of the goal. Osborne was able to score on Gonzaga goalkeeper Jessie Thalman in a one on one situation.
Nanda McCormick was unable to continue her five match scoring streak and was held to one shot for the match. In the past five matches, McCormick had scored five of Gonzaga's eight goals, including four match winners. The five match scoring streak tied a career high for McCormick who completed the same feat during the 2005 season.
Gonzaga maintained the offensive advantage over the Lions for a majority of the match, out shooting LMU 15-7, including holding a 6-2 edge in the second half. The Bulldogs also held a 8-3 corner kick advantage.
The Zags will play their final regular season match of the 2006 season when they travel to Malibu, Calif. to take on Pepperdine Saturday at Noon.