LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Loyola Marymount scored an early goal and later added three scores over a six minute span in the second half to score a 4-0 victory over Sacramento State on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Loyola Marymount (4-1-0) dominated from the onset, finishing with a 21-5 advantage in shots and an 11-2 edge in shots on goal. Sacramento State (1-2-3) ended its streak of three consecutive ties and took just its first road loss of the season.
The Lions got on the board less than five minutes into the contest as Hornet goalkeeper Cesar Castillo stopped a long shot by LMU's John McFarlin but teammate Mark Dotseth was able to head in the rebound to give the home team the early lead.
The Hornets did not have their first shot of the match until the 32nd minute and were unable to put a try on net in the first half, but Castillo made a pair of saves as the Loyola Marymount lead was just 1-0 at the intermission.
Castillo made three more saves early in the second half and senior Gabe Silveira put the Hornets first try on net in the 55th minute before the Lions doubled their lead on a long shot by junior Juan De Rada in the 59th minute.
Sacramento State senior Isaac Ikyurav was issued a red card in the 60th minute, and with the ensuing man advantage LMU quickly added on. After two more Castillo saves Lion freshman Adrian Perez headed home a cross to extend the lead, then less than a minute later De Rada tallied a second goal off the third assist by McFarlin to give the home team a 4-0 cushion in the 65th minute.
LMU nearly added a fifth goal as a shot hit crossbar in the 74th minute, and Sacramento State had its only other shot on goal stopped by goalkeeper Paul Blanchette in the 83rd minute as he and the Lions finished off the shutout.
Sacramento State redshirt freshman goalkeeper Teddy Sampson saw his first collegiate action in the match after relieving Castillo, who finished with seven saves, in the 72nd minute. The Hornets have now allowed seven goals in their two losses but just two total goals in their four other contests this season.
Sacramento State will continue its road trip at 3 p.m. Sunday at San Diego, facing a Torero team that advanced to the Elite 8 of the College Cup last season.