COLLEGE: The Master's wins its tournament
The Master's College improved to 5-0-0 and won its men's tournament title Saturday, edging Oakland's Holy Names in a showdown for the trophy.
Marcelo Silva converted an 84th-minute penalty kick to lift the Santa Clarita-based Mustangs, who went ahead when Fabrice Gautrat (Valencia/Hart HS) headed in a cross from Jorge Serrano (Sylmar/Sylmar HS and College of the Canyons) in the seventh minute. Henry Goh pulled Holy Names even in the 78th.
Biola (4-1-0), ranked 14th in NAIA, also won, bouncing back from its loss to Holy Names with a 3-1 win over Westminster (Utah). Carlos Ballesteros (Sun City/Paloma Valley HS), Joao Toscan and Daniel Chew (Lake Forest/El Toro HS) scored goals.
In other men's action:
- Matthew Howard (Temecula/Great Oak HS) scored and set up Jesus Ramos (Norco/Norco HS) as Fullerton's Hope International rallied to beat Whittier, 3-2.
- James Ross' goal seven minutes into overtime lifted Riverside's La Sierra past Occidental, 2-1.
- Anaheim's unaffiliated Bethesda Christian (5-0-0) won Soka University's Peace Cup in Aliso Viejo, toppling Rancho Palos Verdes' Marymount, 2-1, in the title game.
WOMEN: Defending champs top Cal Lu
Cal Lutheran was beaten for the first time this season, falling to defending NCAA Division III champion Hardin-Simmons in a tight clash in Abilene, Texas.
Austin Ricker and Courtney Cramer scored on each side of halftime to lead the 14th-ranked Cowgirls (2-1-0) to a 2-0 victory. No. 12 Cal Lutheran (3-1-0) was coming off a 10-0 rout of Texas Lutheran.
In other women's action:
- Kylee Nicassio (Alta Loma/Los Osos HS) tallied twice as Cal Baptist (3-1-0) crushed College of Idaho, 4-0.
- Traci Lopez's first-half goals gave Pomona-Pitzer (2-0-0) a 2-0 win over visiting Biola, the NCAA Division III Sagehens' second shutout over NAIA opposition.
- Kiri Christiansen scored both goals in Marymount's 2-0 win at Soka.
Bethesda Christian 2, Marymount 1
Biola 3 (Ballesteros 60, Toscan 81, Chew 90), Westminster (Utah) 1 (Gonzalez 62)
Caltech 0, Cal State San Marcos 5 (Brunsell 31, 75, Lopez 52, Petersen 89, Podruski 90)
La Sierra 2 (Shelton 49, Ross 97), Occidental 1 (Pentland 16), OT
The Master's 2 (Gautret 7, Silva 84), Holy Names 1 (Goh 78)
Whittier 2 (Guthrie 20, Russell 46), Hope International 3 (Tyler 32, Howard 52, Ramos 62)
Chapman 1 (Castleton 55), Puget Sound 2 (Beeson 26, Vieira 30)
College of Idaho 0, Cal Baptist 4 (Gillis 5, Nicassio 32, 35, Vesling 59)
Hardin-Simmons 2 (Ricker 42, Cramer 48), Cal Lutheran 0
La Verne 3, St. Catherine (Minn.) 1
Soka 0, Marymount 2 (Christiansen 19, 25)
Pomona-Pitzer 2 (Lopez 13, 45), Biola 0
Whittier 0, Cal State San Marcos 3 (Bush 30, 45, Skvarna 75)
William Jessup 1 (Cassell 69), Hope International 0
Marymount 13 (Conti 16, Dahlberg 22, 26, Christiansen 35, O'Toole 38, 67, 82, Neal 41, 42, 49, 64, Luna 60, Taw 75), Mills 0
Home teams listed first