Men's soccer plays tough in 3-1 loss against No. 7 LMU

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SAN JOSE, Calif.—Despite having success penetrating the Lions’ defense, the San Jose State University men’s soccer team was unable to take advantage of scoring situations in the team’s 3-1 loss against visiting Loyola Marymount Sunday evening in Spartan Stadium.

With a heavy offensive attack late in the second half, the Spartans (4-5-0) were able to outshoot the undefeated Lions (8-0-2) 14-13, but managed just three shots on goal the entire game.

The Lions scored halfway through the first half when Brian Vestal was able to catch the Spartan goalkeeper off balance and send a soft pass to Kevin Novak who directed it into the net at 22:17.

The score would remain the same until the 48th minute when LMU’s Matt Kovar drilled a rebound off a free kick to take a 2-1 lead.

San Jose State cut the lead in half when Darin Domingo scored on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute. Less than two minutes later, the Lions added an insurance goal with Novak’s second goal of the night in the 53rd minute.

The Spartans will head to Stanford to face the top-ranked Cardinal this Thursday, Oct. 3 for a 7:30 p.m. kick-off. San Jose State returns home to host California on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m.