Beavers Fall To Lori Sims, Loyola Marymount, 3-0

Sept. 26, 2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - - Lori Sims' three goals and stiff defense by Loyola Marymount gave the Lions a 3-0 win over Oregon State Sunday afternoon in non-league women's soccer action.

Sims took six of LMU's 11 shots, while the Beavers put five of their eight shots on goal. Beaver standout Jodie Taylor was limited to three shots as OSU was shutout for the first time in nine games this year.

'We didn't play poorly, by any means,' OSU coach Steve Fennah said. 'We had some opportunities early on - I think we controlled the play early on, but we didn't take any chances. If you don't take advantage of your chances when you have them, it seems to come back to haunt you, and that certainly happened today.

'Loyola took advantage of its opportunities very well. They were better in one area today, and that was in front of the goal. Obviously, that's the important area.'

Sims opened the scoring with a 35-yard blast in the 32nd minute to give LMU a 1-0 halftime lead.

The junior tallied her second score with a 20-yard shot off a pass from Tana Smothermon in the 75th minute, and capped the scoring with an unassisted goal from eight yards with five minutes to play.

Junior OSU keeper Amy Johnson made four saves, and the Beavers forced LMU keeper Joslyn Slovek to make five.

'Loyola played well defensively - they triple and double-teamed Jodie at times, and the same with Stacey when she got the ball. They did a good job,' Fennah said.

After matching their best start in school history at 5-0, the Beavers have dropped their last four contests and are 5-4-0. LMU improved to 6-3-0.

'The key now is how we respond,' Fennah explained. 'We got off to a great start on a big high, and now we're in a low. Now we have to bounce back. We've got two home games, so that's a good thing.'

The Beavers host Portland State this Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., and take on Gonzaga at 3 p.m. on Friday at Lorenz Field.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 3, OREGON STATE 0

Oregon State 0 0 - 0

Loyola Marymount 1 2 - 3

Scoring:

LMU - Lori Sims (unassisted), 31:21

LMU - Lori Sims (Tana Smothermon), 74:46

LMU - Lori Sims (unassisted), 84:41

Summary: SHOTS: OSU 8, LMU 11; CORNERS: OSU 3, LMU 2; SAVES: OSU 4, LMU5; FOULS: OSU 7; LMU 7

Cautions:

OSU - Liz Money, 56:33

OSU - Jodie Taylor, 69:57

OSU - Lauren Wippel, 73:27

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