Loyola Marymount won the WCC title outright for the first time when it beat Santa Clara, 1-0, on Friday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Lions had a four-point lead over the second-place Broncos heading into the regular-season finale and needed just a draw to secure the WCC title.
They dominated the first half with an 8-1
shot advantage but didn't break through until Juan De Rada
's goal in the 70th minute when he one-touched Mark Dotseth
cross from the left corner at the far post.
Goalie Paul Blanchette
posted his LMU single-season record seventh shutout.
concluded the regular season at 13-4-2 to clinch their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009.