Cougars Fall Short In Los Angeles Against Lions

Sept. 29, 2002

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --- Loyola Marymount made the most of its two shots on goal Sunday against Washington State, converting one in the 27th minute that would prove to be all they needed in a 1-0 win over the Cougars.

Freshman reserve Lori Sims scored her first career goal at the 26:15 mark and Lion goalkeeper Kelly Yukihiro did the rest by making seven saves in the shutout victory.

'It was a tough, physical match. I liked the way we played performance-wise,' Head Coach Dan Tobias said. 'We just didn't get the results we were looking for.'

For the second-straight match, the Cougars were unable to finish scoring opportunities around the opponent's goal. WSU outshot LMU 10 to four, and had three corner kicks compared to just one for the Lions.

The Cougars received two shots each from Nicole Wilcox, Katrina Stroh, and Kim Morgan. All three players had a shot on goal foiled by Yukihiro.

Junior goalkeeper Sara Leibowitz went the distance for WSU, making one save in the loss.

Washington State will head into its final non-conference match against Brigham Young with a 6-3-0 record. The win advanced LMU to 6-2-1.

'We have one non-conference match left against BYU and we are looking forward to playing in front of our home crowd Thursday,' Tobias said.

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