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The Lions took Texas State to the finish line, ending with a 7-7 tie after overtime. Texas would score shorthanded first, but the Lions would also capitalize on the power play with a goal from Defenseman James Andrews. The 2nd period saw a barrage of goals, with LMU leading 5-4 after 2. In the third, Texas would take a 7-6 lead late, with LMU tying the game to force overtime. No scoring in overtime and the game ends in a tie 7-7. The Lions will head home to host USC and Denver this coming weekend.
The Lions took an opportunity to start the 2nd semester off with a bang, and a mostly full bench. The Lions played Fullerton in the third place game of the Kings Cup Tournament, hosted by the LA Kings at Staples Center. The Lions had a bit of a slow start, trailing 1-0 midway through the first. Late in the first, Marc Brockwell would tie the game, and the Lions would score 3 more unanswered goals to win 4-1. Boente, Thomas and Cintas had the other goals for the Lions. LMU travels to Texas this weekend to face off against three tough Texas teams.
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.
1/20 vs. USC
1/21 vs. Denver
LMU 7 - Texas St. 7
LMU 4 - CSUF 1