ATHLETICS | Capturing its second tournament championship of the year on Saturday morning, LMU volleyball (8-1) topped Kansas (4-4) on the road by scores of 25-20, 28-26, 23-25, 25-17 to finish 3-0 on the weekend and win the Kansas Invitational. Tess Reid was named tournament MVP in her home state, while Meredith Teague and Savannah Slattery earned all-tournament honors.
The Lions will make their first home appearance of the season this weekend as part of the LMU/Long Beach State Tournament. After playing Southern Utah in Long Beach on Friday night, LMU will be in Gersten Pavilion on Saturday at noon to take on Lamar. The team will be wearing special shoelaces as part of Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer promotion. Volleyball single match tickets are now available for Saturday’s game and all nine conference home matches.
Women’s soccer is coming off a double-overtime draw in Chicago against DePaul, and has a huge week ahead at Sullivan Field. LMU hosts UCLA on Thursday night for a SoCal Showdown. Fans in attendance will receive thundersticks to bring the noise to join both The Cage Night and LMU Housing Night. Kids eighth grade and younger will be eligible for a discounted ticket to celebrate Soccer on a School Night.
The top-25 action continues on Sunday as the Texas Tech women’s soccer team comes to Sullivan Field, part of a double-header with men’s soccer which is hosting Seattle immediately following. Tickets to either game will count towards both. As part of Salute to Service, active duty and retired members of our Armed Forces are eligible to receive one (1) complimentary ticket and up to (4) discounted tickets.
Last week, men’s water polo landed a spot in the top-20 of the Collegiate Water Polo Association polls. With their new ranking, the Lions battled in the WWPA/GCC Conference Challenge Cup taking No. 8 Pepperdine to overtime and keeping close with No. 10 UC Irvine. This week, the Lions travel to Westwood to take on top-ranked UCLA on Saturday.
The Jamaica Classic opponents are set! Men’s basketball will play against Georgetown on Friday, Nov. 16 in Montego Bay and then Ohio two days later on Sunday, Nov. 18. With its picturesque beaches, modern resorts, and exciting nightlight, Montego Bay is one of the Caribbean’s most popular tourist destinations – and a great setting for the 2018 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.
Having reached the WCC Championship Tournament in four of the last five years, LMU baseball is looking forward to another special season in 2019. Fans wishing to catch all the action from Page Stadium this year can make a $25 season ticket deposit to reserve their seats today! It’s the perfect time to get the jump on baseball season tickets!