Women's Basketball: vs. Oregon St, 82-52 L
On Nov. 12, the LMU women’s basketball team (0-2 overall) faced a tough opponent, the Oregon State Beavers. After matching the Beavers’ pace in the first quarter and only being outscored by three points (18-15), Oregon State began to pull away, outscoring LMU 26-15 in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, the Beavers increased their lead by 15 more points and looked to secure the win. Despite a tough loss, LMU put forth a valiant effort in the fourth quarter, outscored by just one point.
Although LMU has had a rough start to the season, some promising performances display how the team will put up a fight for future opponents. Nicole Rodriquez’s three-point barrage (3-6) and 12- point performances from Ariel Johnson and Khari Clark show promise for the team. LMU looks to get their first win on Nov. 19 against Utah State University. (First win on schedule was exhibition match, does not count towards regular season record.)
Volleyball: vs. BYU, 3-1 L
This weekend, the women’s volleyball team (15-10, 6-9 WCC) faced No. 5 BYU in an intense match. While the women’s team lost the game (1-3), they were able to secure the second set of the game, causing BYU to drop their first set in a month.
LMU jumped out to an early lead in the first set and was initially up 5-3. While the Lions would lose this set, they shocked BYU with their tenacity and aggressiveness early. Although BYU would go on to take the game, the Lions never gave up and battled until the very end.
While Megan Rice led the way for the Lions with 20 kills, three blocks and two aces, the rest of the team stepped up as well to challenge BYU. With additional efforts from Jacquelyn Moore and Rose Booth, the Lions battled until the end.
Men’s Basketball: vs. Arizona Christian, 74-67 W
LMU’s men’s basketball (1-1) was victorious over the weekend, defeating Arizona Christian University 74-67 after two halves of action. While the game remained competitive in the first half, LMU outscored Arizona Christian by 10 points in the second half leading to a solid win.
Led by Joe Quintana, who scored a career-high 26 points, the Lions never looked back in the second half of the game. After an 18-0 run by the Lions in the second half, the momentum completely shifted in the game and Arizona was unable to recover.
LMU’s teamwork was ultimately what helped them secure the win. While Arizona Christian had only two players score double-digit points in the game, LMU’s top three scorers combined for 54 points on the night, stunning Arizona Christian. With this win, the men’s basketball team looks to get a second win under their belt against Little Rock on Nov. 17. (UC San Diego win was an exhibition match as well)
Men’s Soccer: vs. Santa Clara, 0-0 T
On Nov. 13, the men’s soccer team (12-4-2, 4-2-1 WWC) played their final conference season game against Santa Clara. Although both LMU and Santa Clara were unable to score in the game, LMU dominated the pace of the game from the opening whistle. While the match may have ended in a draw, LMU was able to set records in both corner kicks and shots.
Jacob Jackson played a crucial role in this game, stopping all three of Santa Clara’s scoring attempts and their only shot on goal. However, the story of the game was LMU’s 42 shots that they took throughout regulation and overtime. This shattered LMU’s previous record for shots and the men’s soccer team proved that they have the ability to attack the goal at an impressive pace, although they did not score in this game. The Lions also broke their record in corner kicks as they earned 22 throughout the game. As their conference season comes to an end, the Lions proved this season that they are a top-tier soccer team.