BYU Falls in 2-1 Loss to LMU

Ending its two-game road trip to Los Angeles with a 2-1 loss to Loyola Marymount, BYU struggled to find its chemistry and leadership.

"We got outworked and out hustled." said head coach Jen Rockwood. "Until we learn to compete and play harder, we are going to continue to struggle against good teams."

The Cougars got off to a slow start Saturday against LMU and could never recover. Just 20 minutes into the game, Rockwood made some roster changes, looking for someone to provide a spark off the bench. Alhtough LMU outshot BYU 7-2 in the first half, the score remained tied 0-0.

BYU improved its play in the second half and had multiple opportunities to score, including a 7-1 advantage with corner kicks, but the Lions defense held strong most of the game.

In the 47th minute, LMU forward Lori Sims scored the game's first goal with a shot from five yards out. The Lions struck again in the 72nd minute with a goal from forward Kelly Lewandowski, putting LMU up 2-0.

One of the bright points of the game for the Cougars came in the 79th minute when sophomore Claire Thomas headed in BYU's lone goal off a corner kick directed by senior Kimmie Martins. It was the first goal and assist on the season for Thomas and Martins, respectively.

According to Coach Rockwood, the team has to find its identity.

"We have got to find players that are going to work hard for us the whole game if we are going to want to compete," Rockwood said. "We need more leadership on the field, and right now, it isn't happening."

BYU falls to 3-4-1 on the season and returns to Provo for a three-game homestand that begins next week. The Cougars look to regroup before facing Arizona at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 23, Washington State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 25 and Hawaii on Monday Sept. 27.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

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BYU Cougars vs Loyola Marymount (Sep 18, 2004 at Los Angeles, CA) BYU Cougars (3-4-1) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Loyola Marymount (5-2) -------------------------------

Date: Sep 18, 2004 Attendance: 287 BYU Cougars......... 0 1 - 1

Weather: hazy, 76 degrees Loyola Marymount.... 0 2 - 2

BYU Cougars Loyola Marymount

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

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GK 32 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - - GK 1 Yukihiro, Kelly..... - - - -

MF 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. - - - - FWD 2 Lewandowski, Kelly.. 4 3 1 -

FWD 6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... - - - - MF 7 Johns, Jessica...... - - - -

FWD 9 REINBOLD, Krissa.... 2 2 - - DEF 8 Lloyd, Alicia....... - - - -

FWD 11 RENDICH, Jamie...... 1 1 - - DEF 11 Horn, Jennifer...... - - - -

MF 12 NATE, Natalie....... - - - - DEF 12 Aldama, Sara........ - - - -

MF 16 LUI, Charlene....... - - - - MF 14 Smothermon, Tana.... 2 1 - -

DEF 19 ANDERSON, Nicole.... 1 - - - DEF 18 Beren, Kylie........ - - - -

MF 20 TILLOTSON, Bobbi.... - - - - MF 19 Temple, Whitney..... 1 1 - -

DEF 25 THOMAS, Claire...... 1 1 1 - FWD 23 Osborne, Katie...... - - - -

MF 27 HUMPHREY, Lindsy.... - - - - FWD 25 Bell, Jamie......... 2 - - 2

---------- Substitutes ---------- ---------- Substitutes ----------

3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - - 4 Hanson, Jessica..... 1 - - -

7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... 1 1 - - 6 Bolado, Amanda...... - - - -

15 BOWMAN, Brooke...... - - - - 9 Sims, Lori.......... 4 2 1 1

18 ASAY, Courtney...... - - - - 13 Frawley, Kristen.... - - - -

21 PHILLIPS, Jenavieve. - - - - Totals.............. 14 7 2 3

22 MARTINS, Kimmie..... - - - 1

28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - -

Totals.............. 6 5 1 1

BYU Cougars Loyola Marymount

## Player MIN GA Saves ## Player MIN GA Saves

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28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 90:00 2 5 1 Yukihiro, Kelly..... 90:00 1 4

Shots by period 1 2 Tot Saves by period 1 2 Tot

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BYU Cougars......... 2 4 - 6 BYU Cougars......... 2 3 - 5

Loyola Marymount.... 7 7 - 14 Loyola Marymount.... 2 2 - 4

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

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BYU Cougars......... 3 4 - 7 BYU Cougars......... 3 6 - 9

Loyola Marymount.... 1 0 - 1 Loyola Marymount.... 9 5 - 14

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description

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1. 47:41 LMU Sims, Lori Bell, Jamie shot from 5 yards

2. 72:23 LMU Lewandowski, Kelly Bell, Jamie; Sims, Lori shot off teammate deflection

3. 89:51 BYU THOMAS, Claire MARTINS, Kimmie header off corner kick

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

Officials: Referee: George Noujaim; Asst. Referee: Abraham Aburida; Sam Gursal;

Offsides: BYU Cougars 0, Loyola Marymount 0.

Tags: Results