Costa Mesa, Calif. – The MCU Mariners (0-3-1) had a tough match-up with the No. 3 Vanguard Lions (1-2) today as the they fell 1-8. The last time these two squads met it was in the 2016 NAIA National Tournament Opening Round, which the Lions won 3-0.
Ten minutes in and Vanguard got on the board with a finish from Junior, Kiera Muniz. Eight minutes later, Muniz scored another giving the Lions a 2-0 lead. Two more were secured within minutes of eachother making the score 4-0 only twenty-five minutes in.
The Mariners were able to capitalize in the 37th minute from junior transfer, Elena Morrison, who scored her first goal of the season. The momentum shifted quickly back to the Lions with three more goals finishing the half at 7-1 in favor of the Lions.
After the break, the scoring slowed down, but the aggression remained. In the second half, the Lions had eight fouls called and a red card while the Mariners had five called. Finally, in the 81st minute and being a man down, the Lions scored the final goal.
The Mariners take the week off in preperation for Westmont College as they travel to Santa Barbara on Saturday, September 9th for a 12pm kickoff.
|Marymount (CA) (0-3-1)||1||0||1|
|Vanguard University (1-2)||7||1||8|
|Costa Mesa, CA|
|1||10:11||Kiera Muniz (Vanguard University)|
|1||18:15||Kiera Muniz (Vanguard University)|
|1||24:36||Anna Montemor (Vanguard University)|
|1||27:21||Anna Montemor (Vanguard University)|
|1||37:04||Elena Morrison (Marymount (CA))|
|1||37:54||Emily Miramontes (Vanguard University)|
|1||41:54||Emily Miramontes (Vanguard University)|
|1||42:36||Ayana Suarez (Vanguard University)|
|2||81:42||Kim Benner (Vanguard University)|
|Marymount (CA)||Indv. Leaders||Vanguard University|
|#29 Elena Morrison - 1||Goals||3 Players - 2|
|None||Assists||#23 Madison Lopp - 2|
|2 Players (#2,#4) - 2||Shots||#22 Emily Miramontes - 6|
|#00 Luz Lopez - 6||Saves||#17 Jessica Taukeiaho - 3|
|Marymount (CA)||Team Statistics||Vanguard University|
|9 (4)||Shots (on goal)||30 (14)|