Big Conference Wins for Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s Water Polo

ATHLETICS | Conference play is underway for several fall sports. Women’s soccer opened WCC action on the road picking up a win and tie on the road. The Lions did not allow a goal over the weekend, tying St. Mary’s on Friday and dominating Pacific, 4-0, on Sunday. The Lions make their return to Sullivan Field this week, with conference home games set for Friday evening against No. 2 Santa Clara, and Sunday at 1 p.m., against San Francisco.

Women’s Volleyball ended their full week with back-to-back sweeps in Santa Clara and San Francisco. LMU will continue their hot play on Thursday and Saturday with home games against St. Mary’s and Pacific. Students attending Thursday night’s game will receive free tacos while supplies last to celebrate National Taco Day. Saturday will be our kid’s day with LMU fanny packs being given out to all kids in attendance (while supplies last).

Following his stellar play last week, the Western Water Polo Association named Alexandros Athymaritis conference Player of the Week after he led the team in goals to earn an opening WWPA win. Men’s Water Polo moved to 2-1 in the WWPA after splitting conference games this week. The Lions played tough in San Diego, but fell short on Wednesday before putting in a complete showing on Saturday for a 10-2 home win over Fresno Pacific. Burns Aquatic Center will host two more this week as LMU welcomes out-of-conference opponents, Iona and Navy, on Thursday and Sunday, respectively.

On the course, the cross country men and women traveled to Northern California to race at the Capital Cross Challenge on Saturday at the Arcade Creek Golf Course. The men finished in fourth place as a team with 136 points,  while the women were second overall with 91 points out of 26 teams. Senior Koby Pederson led the way for the Lions men, finishing second overall and was the top collegian in the race.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams are another step closer to the starts of the season. Both teams were permitted to begin practicing last Tuesday to gear up for the start of the new year. Click here for videos from the teams’ first days.

Additionally, last week, the men’s basketball team announced their upcoming non-conference schedule which includes 14 games throughout November and December. The Lions will head cross town to face UCLA on Dec. 2 in a nationally broadcasted game on Pac-12 Networks.

The dates are set for the upcoming baseball season. Join the Lions at Page Stadium for Coach Jason Gill’s 11th season at the helm. This year’s slate features 53 games, including 26 to be played at Page Stadium. The Lions will play seven regular-season games against teams that reached the 2018 NCAA Tournament.