After a loss to nationally ranked Marshall Oct. 15, Loyola Marymount University’s men's soccer team rebounded to defeat West Coast Conference foe Portland 2-1 in double overtime Oct. 19 at Sullivan Field.
Junior Bastien Oberli of Switzerland scored his second goal of the season in the 107th minute on a pass from sophomore Dylan Shockey (J.Serra HS) to give the Lions their seventh win against four losses and three ties, and make them 2-0 in WCC play.
Jack Souls had given LMU a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute with his second of the year, assisted by Danny Garcia. Portland scored the equalizer in the 55th minute, but was kept off the scoreboard thereafter by LMU goalkeeper Jacob Jackson who made four saves.
Four days earlier, in their final non-conference match of the year against No. 11 Marshall, the Lions fell behind 3-0 in the first half and could answer only with a goal by Gaetan Roux, the senior from France, who scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute.
On Oct. 26, the Lions head north for a WCC battle at Pacific, then play at San Diego Oct. 30 before coming home Nov. 2 against Santa Clara.
Following three straight wins, the LMU women’s soccer team (3-9-2, 2-2 WCC) suffered a pair of one-goal conference losses last week.
Playing at home against Pepperdine Oct. 13, the Lions suffered a 1-0 defeat in double overtime. LMU was one player short after a late red card penalty but held their own, as Sadie Kenny made six saves in goal.
On Oct. 18, LMU took a 2-1 lead early in the second half at San Diego, but was ultimately beaten 3-2 when the Toreros’ Milan Moses scored her third goal of the game in the 83rd minute for the win.
The Lions’ tallies came from Madison Werner in the 25th minute, assisted by Skylar Robledo, and Ali King (on a header) in the 49th minute, assisted by Olivia LaCasto (Rosary HS). It was the second goal of the year for both players.
This week, the Lions are home at Sullivan Field for WCC matches against Gonzaga Oct. 23 (7 p.m.) and St. Mary’s Oct. 26 (6 p.m.).