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Julia Garyfallou scored four goals for the 49ers in the regular season finale.

Julia Garyfallou scored four goals for the 49ers in the regular season finale.

April 21, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - Sophomore Julia Garyfallou scored four goals for the 49ers against Loyola Marymount, but the No. 7 Lions prevailed in a 13-8 victory over Long Beach State in the regular season finale for the 49ers.

Melissa Matheson opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute, but the Lions scored three goals to take a 3-1 lead. Garyfallou's first goal cut the lead back to one, and the 49ers held even through the second period to trail 6-5 going into the second half.

Loyola Marymount's Kimberly Benedetti scored three goals in the third to help stake the Lions to a 10-7 lead after the third quarter, and LMU outscored the 49ers 3-1 in the fourth to account for the final score.

As the 5th seed in the Big West Tournament, the 49ers open the postseason with a match against 4th seed Cal State Northridge at 3:30 on April 27 at UC Davis.

Long Beach State - 2, 3, 2, 1 | 8
#7 LMU - 3, 3, 4, 3 | 13

Goals:
LBSU: Julia Garyfallou 4, Melissa Matheson 2, Heather McKeon, Chelsea Parks
LMU: Kimberly Benedetti 5, Morgan Bonk 2, Whitney Delgado 2, Jessica Morelos 2, Alexendra Honny, Erin Manke

Saves:
LBSU: Kelly Ringel, 6
LMU: Elise Ponce, 7

 

 

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