A wild scoring week for women’s soccer helps four players land their way into this week’s LMUTA. We also saw a career-best performance from a sophomore on the golf team, and a familiar face makes her way back to the list.
5. Junior outside hitter/setter Sarah Sponcil, volleyball
Is it really LMUTA if Sarah Sponcil doesn’t make the list? The junior volleyball star continues to have outstanding performances on the court each week. This week she had double-digit kills in all three games over the weekend. Despite Long Beach State sweeping the Lions, Sponcil recorded 11 kills. The team responded to their loss by sweeping Harvard University and Duke University back-to-back. Sponcil had 13 and 12 kills in those games, respectively.
4. Redshirt freshman midfielder/defender Emily Carman and junior midfielder Melissa Lewis, women’s soccer
The women’s soccer team went into a scoring frenzy on Sunday as they defeated Saint Francis University 7-0. Those seven goals would not have been possible without assists. Both Carman and Lewis delivered two assists each to help the Lions have their highest scoring game since 2007.
3. Senior goalkeeper Sophia Leksan, women’s soccer
Scoring seven goals in a Division I soccer game is impressive — holding the other team to zero goals, while also scoring seven goals, is even more impressive. In her first start of the year, Leksan saved five goals to get her first shutout of the year.
2. Sophomore midfielder/forward Sarina Bolden, women’s soccer
Bolden scored two of the seven goals for the Lions against Saint Francis. She put the team on the board in the first half when she headed the ball into the back of the net off a corner kick. Then, in the second half, she got another chance to put the ball away, bumping the Lions up 5-0.
1. Sophomore Riley Elmes, golf
In the golf team’s first tournament of the year, sophomore Riley Elmes earned his first college win after posting a career-best 66 in the second round of the USF Olympic Intercollegiate. He finished with a three-round total of 210 and tied for the individual title with Texas Christian University’s Stefano Mazzoli.