ATHLETICS | The Lions women’s volleyball team returns home this week for the final time after suffering a 3-0 loss against Pepperdine in Malibu, California, on Friday night. The Lions will be back in Gersten Pavilion this week to host Pacific and Saint Mary’s on Thursday and Saturday, the team’s last home matches of the season. Thursday will be the annual Salute to Service game, and Saturday’s game will include a pregame senior ceremony.
The women’s basketball team makes their 2019-20 home debut this week after opening their season on the road at No. 11 UCLA over the weekend. This week, the Lions host Hawaii on Wednesday in Gersten Pavilion, then host a Friday night showdown with Cal State Fullerton on Friday night. Both games will tip at 7 p.m.
LMU’s men’s basketball team jumped out quickly and shutdown the Nevada offense in the first half, but the Wolf Pack found their stroke in the second half to take the game, 72-67, in LMU’s first road challenge of the season Saturday night. The Lions have a final game on the schedule before departing for the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas. Colorado State visits Gersten Pavilion on Nov. 16 for a 7 p.m. game.
The Loyola Marymount University men’s tennis team hosted the LMU Invitational this past weekend at the LMU Tennis Courts. The Lions competed in both doubles and singles throughout the weekend, putting up strong showings on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Lions men’s soccer team found themselves in a defensive battle with host No. 12 Saint Mary’s and gave up goals early in the first half and late in the second which proved to be the difference in a 2-0 loss to the Gaels. LMU dropped their first game in almost a month but still has an opportunity to claim a share of the West Coast Conference Championship with a win and a Gaels loss next weekend.
The women’s soccer team closed out their season this week with a home draw on Wednesday night against Portland and a loss on the final day of the season at BYU. The Lions finished the season with 10 points, which tied them for sixth in the conference.
It was a battle of two of the Western Water Polo Association’s bests as No. 12 LMU and No. 11 UC Davis met on Thursday afternoon at Burns Aquatics Center. The two men’s water polo teams stayed close throughout, keeping it at a tie game in the final quarter, before the Aggies pulled away. On Saturday, the Lions doubled up Occidental, 20-10, at Burns Aquatics Center. The WWPA Championships are scheduled for Nov. 22-24 in Riverside, California. LMU has earned the three-seed in the conference tournament.
The LMU women’s swimming team was back in the pool on Friday evening when they traveled to Malibu for a dual meet with WCC rival Pepperdine. The Lions have two weeks off from competition while they prepare for a three-day Pepperdine Invitational on Nov. 22-24 at East Los Angeles College against seven other Division 1 programs including UCSB, UCSD, USD, Cal Poly, Cal Baptist, Pepperdine and CSUB.
Learn to play the Lion Way – 2020 LMU Athletics Summer Camps are on sale today. Camps are again on sale in November to help parents with planning for the upcoming year. Check out our full camp list of what camp is each week at www.lmuathleticscamps.com.