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