Men's Soccer Shutout by Loyola Marymount, 1-0
Sept. 9, 2001
BERKELEY - California (1-3-0) lost another heartbreaker at the tail end of a game Sunday afternoon against Loyola Marymount (1-3-0),1-0, in the finale of the fifth annual adidas-Legacy Classic tournament.
Junior midfielder Andres Murriagui kicked in a squibbler just inside the left goal post at the 86th minute mark to seal LMU's first victory of the season.
Defender Philip Arias relayed the ball to Mark Lackey. Lackey, who had just checked into the game as a substitution, then saw an opening and delivered the ball to Murriagui for the game-winner.
This was the second consecutive game in which the Bears dropped a contest in the waning minutes after a strong effort for much of the entire game.
'We played a steady match,' said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. But I think in the second half, (LMU) came out with much more intensity. I think we may have sat back a little bit in the second half.'
The two teams played 10-on-10 for much of the game after a player from each team received a red card, resulting in an ejection. The cards were given on separate incidents 16 minutes apart. The Bears' Robbie Aylesworth received his ejection in the 23rd minute while Michael Erush was ejected in the 39th.
The Lions out shot Cal, 9-8, for the game. Chris Roner once again led the Bears in shots while Murriagui led LMU, also with three.
'I think it came down to a bang bang play' said Grimes. 'We had some key opportunities in the game and so did they. LMU just converted on theirs.'
In the first game, pitting Cal State Fullerton against Stanford, the Cardinal won a wild one, 3-1, over the Titans. Stanford took 17 shots on goal along with 10 corner kick opportunities. CSUF's goalkeeper, Jeff McKeever made a season high 10 saves on the afternoon keeping the Titans close.
Stanford opened the scoring as Matt Janusz shot from the top, far side of the box for a score in the 7th minute of the game. Not to be denied, CSUF came back in the 23rd minute as Sean Guidice received a feed through two Cardinal defenders from Brian Treat for the equalizer.
In the 30th minute, senior Lee Morrison scored the go-ahead goal on a corner kick for Stanford, heading in a pass from Todd Dunivant and Darren Fernandez. Dunivant then closed the scoring on a penalty kick in the 51st minute.
Stanford clinched the tournament title going 2-0 while CSUF and LMU finished with records of 1-1. The Bears finished the weekend 0-2.
Twelve players were selected to the adidas-Legacy Classic All-Tournament team. For Stanford, Todd Dunivant, Derek Shanahan, Lee Morrison and Andrew Terris made the team. Jeff McKeever, Sean Gallinger and Keith Buckley were selected from the Titans. Representing LMU was Matt Kovar, Andres Murriagui and Dan sheridan. Cal's all-tournament selections were Chris Roner and Josh Saunders. The Cardinal's Derek Shanahan was selected the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Men's Soccer Result at Edwards Stadium
First Game 1 2Cal State Fullerton 0 0 - 0Stanford 0 1 - 1
Goals - Stanford: Matt Janusz (6:40) CSUF: Sean Guidice (22:40) Treat Stanford: Lee Morrison (29:44) Dunivant, Fernandez Stanford: Todd Dunivant (51:17)
Shots: Stanford: 19, CSUF: 8Saves: Stanford: (Terris, 5), CSUF: (McKeever, 10)CK: Stanford: 10, CSUF: 6Fouls: Stanford: 20, CSUF: 12Offsides: Stanford: 0, CSUF: 1Yellow Cards: Stanford: None, CSUF: Ramirez, Guidice, Bench, BuckleyAttendance: 200
Second Game 1 2Loyola Marymount 0 0 - 1California 0 0 - 0
Goals - LMU: Andres Murriagui (86:10) Arias, Lackey
Shots: Cal: 8, LMU: 9Saves: Cal: (Saunders, 2), LMU: (Sheridan, 4)CK: Cal: 1, LMU: 1Fouls: Cal: 16, LMU: 14Offsides: Cal: 1, LMU: 1Yellow Cards: Cal: Hickman, LMU: BrewerRed Cards: Cal: Aylesworth, LMU: ErushAttendance: 400