ATHLETICS | The Lions men’s soccer team completed a home sweep this weekend with back-to-back shutout wins. On Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Lions earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 decision against Oral Roberts. LMU followed that performance with a late-game penalty kick that found its way to the back of the net to secure a 1-0 win over Loyola-Chicago on Sunday. The homestand continues this weekend with games Friday against Sacramento State and Sunday against UC Davis.
The women’s soccer team closed out their stretch of home games with a 1-1 double overtime draw on Friday. LMU and Drexel scored less than two minutes apart in the second half to keep the game even and force overtime. The team heads north to Pullman, Washington, this weekend to play Washington State and Texas Tech.
The Lions women’s volleyball team played three games at Rice University in their second tournament of the season. On Friday, they split games to open the tournament, falling to Rice then sweeping Abilene Christian in the nightcap. The Lions faced the host school on Saturday as well, falling to Rice in four sets. Tournament play will continue this weekend with the team traveling to the Nebraska Tournament in Lincoln.
The men’s water polo team placed seventh in the 14-team Triton Invitational over the weekend. LMU played four teams either ranked or receiving votes in the national Top-20 poll. In two games on Saturday to open the 2019 season, LMU earned a win over (RV) Whittier to follow a loss earlier in the day against No. 4 California. No. 14 LMU’s two opponents on the second day of the opening weekend Triton Invitational were both preseason top-10 selections in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Poll. The Lions earned second place in Group A, then took eighth place overall in the 14-team tournament following Sunday losses to No. T-7 Pepperdine and No. 10 UC Davis. The Lions host the WWPA/GCC Challenge on Saturday at Burns Aquatics Center. The day will feature four games beginning at 10 a.m. All-day tickets are available on-site for $9.
The LMU men’s and women’s cross country teams took to the course on Saturday, Sept. 8, and ran a limited squad for the Biola Invitational at Ted Craig Williams Park. The Lions will venture outside California when they head to Colfax, Washington, for the Cougar Classic, hosted by Washington State University on Friday, Sept. 13. The meet will serve as an opportunity for the Lions to preview this year’s West Regional Course.
LMU fans will have exclusive access to a guided historical tour of Rose Bowl Stadium and first opportunity to hear from head basketball coaches Mike Dunlap and Charity Elliott prior to the start of the 2019-20 season. Join LMU Athletics on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m. for this private tour of the Rose Bowl Field and 1922 Museum. Following the tour, Coach Dunlap and Coach Elliott will preview their seasons and reflect on last year’s seasons, in which both basketball teams made the postseason in the same year for the first time in school history. RSVP today.