As Season Opens, “LMU Coaches Show” Offers Insight

ATHLETICS | Game week is finally here: Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams open the 2018-19 season at home with a Tuesday doubleheader. The men open the night with a 5 p.m. tip-off against Westcliff, and the women’s team immediately follows at 7:30 with a crosstown showdown with UCLA. A single game ticket grants access both games. Tickets are still available both online, by calling 310.338.5466, or on game day at the LMU Ticket Office.

Head coaches Mike Dunlap and Charity Elliott will be live Thursday at the season debut of the LMU Coaches Show from Santa Monica Brew Works. The “LMU Coaches Show” will take LMU fans inside the workings of our men’s and women’s basketball programs. The show will be held at Santa Monica Brew Works with host Jesse Kass, and will highlight both programs and scouting reports for the upcoming week in LMU basketball. There will also be special interviews with coaches from the rest of the LMU Athletic family. Fans are encouraged to join and attend as we will also feature and highlight other sports programs in season. Admission is free for all fans ages 21 and over.

LMU Athletics and Sodexo continue their partnership for the 2018-19 season to bring a number of new items to the concessions stand this upcoming basketball seasons. Highlights include a discounted Fan First Menu Items, Simply To-Go items, and for the first time, beer will be available for purchase at men’s basketball games. On the Fan First menu, fans can choose between $3 and $4 items each and every game. Hot dogs, churros, and 20-ounce fountain sodas will all be priced at $3 apiece and popcorn, pretzels, and candy will each sell for $4. The new Simply To-Go Line is the best option for getting your food and back to your seat in almost no time at all. Items for sale here include rustic Italian baguettes, turkey Swiss sandwiches, roasted vegetable wraps, chicken Caesar salads, garden salads, and fruit cups.

LMU men’s golf put together back-to-back rounds of 276 and 281 to finished the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. The Lions followed their impressive second round showing with a 7-under performance last Tuesday to finish at 291-276-281—848, 16-under for the tournament. Raymond Navis helped the Lions hit their season-low 848 with a final-round 66. The freshman finished his tournament tied for 10th with a 72-70-66—208 to lead the team. A stroke back, Riley Elmes tied for 14th with his 71-66-72—209.

Following an impressive 3-0 week, the Western Water Polo Association named Daniel Arellano the WWPA Player of the week, the conference announced on Wednesday. The senior’s career week moved his season totals to 16 goals (seven last week), 19 assists (nine last week), and eight steals (three last week). He also was pivotal in Saturday’s conference win over No. 14 Santa Clara in the final WWPA game of the regular season, with six more assists. The Lions are 5-2 in conference play and have one final road game, a non-conference match at Long Beach State on Wednesday, before the WWPA Championships.

Finishing the regular-season road schedule on Saturday afternoon, the LMU volleyball team outlasted St. Mary’s by scores of 28-26, 15-25, 26-28, 25-23, 15-12 in five sets. LMU will return home for a single match this week, hosting Pepperdine at 1 p.m. on Saturday in a PCH Cup match. The contest against the Waves begins a string of four straight home matches to close the regular season. Salute to Service shirts will be given away to the first 100 fans.

After the women’s soccer team recognized their senior class last Saturday, the men’s soccer team will do the same this Saturday. The 7 p.m. kickoff against San Francisco will be preceded by a ceremony to recognize LMU’s senior class and their contributions to the program.

Men’s Tennis will be on the courts for three days hosting the LMU Invitational. Swing by the LMU Tennis Center for all-day action Nov. 9-11 as the Lions host Utah State, Utah, and Nevada. Admission is free for all fans.