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Cal men lose another in final minutes

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday September 10, 2001

California (1-3-0) lost another heartbreaker at the tail end of a game Sunday afternoon against Loyola Marymount (1-3-0),1-0, in the finale of the fifth annual adidas-Legacy Classic tournament.  

Junior midfielder Andres Murriagui kicked in a dribbler just inside the left goal post at the 86th minute mark to seal LMU’s first victory of the season.  

This was the second consecutive game in which the Bears dropped a contest in the waning minutes after a strong effort for much of the entire game.  

“We played a steady match,” said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. “But I think in the second half, (LMU) came out with much more intensity. I think we may have sat back a little bit in the second half.”  

The two teams played 10-on-10 for much of the game after a player from each team received a red card, resulting in an ejection. The cards were given on separate incidents 16 minutes apart. The Bears’ Robbie Aylesworth received his ejection in the 23rd minute while Michael Erush was ejected in the 39th.  

The Lions out shot Cal, 9-8, for the game.