ATHLETICS | Burns Recreation and Aquatic Center will play host to the 2018 Golden Coast Conference Women’s Water Polo Championships. Four games will be played each day, Friday through Sunday, to determine the conference champion. The second-seeded Lions play Santa Clara on Friday at 11 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office outside Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center one hour prior to the start of the first game each day; there will be no advance ticket sales. Tickets will be sold on a daily basis – no tournament passes will be sold. The ticket office will close at halftime of the final game each day. Single-day tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and youth. The ticket office can be contacted by phone at 310.338.LION (310.338.5466) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each day will feature four games with game times scheduled for 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
LMU’s softball team has built up a three-game lead in the WCC standings after sweeping Santa Clara at Smith Field this weekend. The Lions outscored the Broncos 12-3 over the three-games, including back-to-back shutouts to close out the series. On Sunday, LMU’s six seniors, Alicia Brown, Brooke Christensen, Mackenzie Kutzke, Lindsey Matoi, Sabrina Tebou and Shianne Ybarra, took Smith Field for the last time in their careers. The seniors combined for five hits and scored five of LMU’s six runs in the shutout win.
The Lions wore specialized pink jerseys for Saturday’s “Think Pink” doubleheader. A silent auction was held to benefit breast cancer research throughout the games, and the first 100 fans in attendance received a free pink water bottle. The first pitch of the series was thrown by breast cancer survivor Melissa Wisz, mother of LMU first baseman Delanie Wisz.
Both men’s and women’s tennis teams swept their final two matches of the regular season, and tied for second heading into the upcoming WCC Championships at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, California. The championships will run from April 26-28, with the top-six schools from each sport qualifying.