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The Lions played a strong game, but the short bench ended up ending LMU's quest to make it back to the Kings Cup finals this year, with a 6-3 loss to UCLA. The Lions held a 3-2 lead early in the second period, but UCLA would take a 4-3 lead by the end of the 2nd, and finish with an empty net goal to make it 6-3 final. The Lions are now off until January where they'll play a final month of the season out. In the 2nd semester the Lions will travel to Texas, and play 4 local games, including hosting USC and UCLA on Senior Night.
The Lions had a four goal lead twice on Saturday afternoon, but couldn't keep NAU from surging back into the game, eventually ending with a 7-7 tie after Overtime. The Lions stormed out of the gates, leading 4-1 after the first. But late in the 2nd, a costly penalty set the wheels in motion for a NAU comeback, scoring 3 goals in the final 3 minutes to make it 6-5 after 2. In the third, the Lions would score first to make it 7-5, but NAU would again score 2 late goals to tie it. In Overtime, the Lions had nearly all of the chances, including 2 breakaways, but couldn't convert. The game ended in a 7-7 tie. The Lions are back after Thanksgiving break to play two final games this semester. On 12/1 the Lions host CSUF and on 12/4 the Lions play in the Kings Cup Semi-Finals vs. UCLA in Burbank.
The Lions have swept the two game series against Chapman, with a 9-6 road victory in a late night Thursday game. The Lions led 4-2 after 1, 8-4 after 2 and won 9-6. The Lions were led in scoring by Matt Boente and Kory Medeiros, and defensemen Will Fraipoint notched his 2nd career goal on a point shot. Will Sitzman got the victory in net, coming up with big timely saves. The Lions next host NAU on Saturday.
The Lions had the lead heading into the third period, but couldn't hold on against SJSU. The Lions, who were controlling the game midway through the third, took a major penalty, and SJSU scored one on it to get the wheels rolling. SJSU would score 6 goals in the third, two on the empty net, and took the game 8-5. The Lions were led by goals from Medeiros, Cintas and Boente.
LMU 3 - UCLA 6
LMU 9 - Chapman 6
LMU 5 - SJSU 8
LMU 9 - Cal Lutheran 6
LMU 5 - LBSU 0