ATHLETICS | First-year student Kelli Andrade earned Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Swimmer of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6 following her strong performances at the PCSC Relays and Pentathlon held Oct. 4-5 in La Mirada, California. Andrade started her LMU career on a strong note with fast splits in all four relays she swam Friday afternoon: 1:00.98 (100 fly), 1:08.0/1:07.3 (100 Breast/400 Medley) and 1:02.22 (100 IM leadoff). The Lions will return to action on Oct. 18 when they travel to Seattle for two days of competition against Seattle University and Grand Canyon University. LMU’s first home meet of the year will be Nov. 2 when the University of San Diego visits Burns Aquatics Center at 2 p.m.
The LMU men’s soccer team needed less than three minutes of the first overtime session to lock up their first victory in West Coast Conference play, courtesy of a Dylan Shockey goal propelling LMU to the 1-0 result over Gonzaga at Sullivan Field. LMU’s goalkeeper Jacob Jackson notched his seventh shutout of the season, facing six shots in the game with one on goal. Up next for the Lions in their second-longest home stand of the season is a final nonconference matchup of the year against Marshall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. The Lions follow that up with a conference game versus Portland on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
Women’s soccer earned a split this week after shutting out San Francisco on the road, 1-0, and then battling until the end for a double-overtime loss to Pepperdine on Sunday. Amber McCorkle scored the game-winner for LMU on Wednesday at USF to put the Lions at 2-0 in the WCC entering the PCH Cup. LMU took the Waves into extra time, despite playing down a player due to a red card earlier in the match. A late goal midway through the extra session determined the outcome of a hard-fought match. LMU will play a Friday night road game at San Diego on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
The Lions volleyball team (10-8, 4-2 WCC) lost its first match in Gersten Pavilion of the season, as Pepperdine beat the Lions 3-1 on Friday night. LMU is 4-1 now at home, but will head up north to take on St. Mary’s and Pacific next Thursday and Saturday.
The scorecard read 284 after each of LMU men’s golf’s three rounds of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational this week. The Lions finished the tournament at an even 284-284-284—852 after recording three consecutive rounds of par. The team rose to a 12th-place finish after opening Tuesday in a tie for 13th. The Lions will close out the month in Oahu, at Hawaii’s Hoakelei CC Collegiate Invitational from Oct. 28-30.
LMU men’s basketball has been selected for three national broadcasts. Following last week’s announcement that the LMU home game against BYU will air on an ESPN network broadcast on Feb. 13, the West Coast Conference announced on Monday that the Lions have been selected for a pair of games on CBS Sports Network. Three consecutive conference Thursday games in February will now feature the LMU men’s basketball team on national broadcasts. CBS Sports Network will air LMU at Gonzaga on Feb. 6 and LMU at St Mary’s on Feb. 20. Both game times have been slated for 8 p.m.