COLLEGE: UCI, Fullerton suffer first losses

September, 19, 2011
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UC Irvine and its Orange County rival Cal State Fullerton are off to their best starts in men's soccer in years, but any hopes for unbeaten campaigns -- realistic or not -- are now dead.

The fifth-ranked Anteaters and the Titans suffered their first defeats Sunday, dropping tight encounters on the East Coast.

Irvine (7-1-0) fell, 2-0, in a showdown with 12th-ranked South Florida, which got goals from Wesley Charpie in the 13th minute and Dom Dwyer in the 82nd.

Fullerton (5-1-1), which is ranked 24th by Soccer America, was beaten, 2-1, at George Mason on Taylor Morgan's penalty kick with about 20 minutes to go. Nick Posthuma (Pasadena/St. Francis HS) scored for the Fullerton in the 52nd minute, answering Julio Aronja's strike in the final minute of the second half.

In other men's action:
  • Kelyn Rowe's spectacular shot from 30 yards -- off the left post, off the right post and in -- 88 seconds into overtime lifted UCLA (4-2-1) to a 1-0 victory at San Diego.
  • Ben Sperber (Palm Desert/Desert Christian HS) provided an early lead, but UC Riverside (3-2-1) settled for a 1-1 draw with visiting San Jose State when Nick Cashmere tallied with 92 seconds left in regulation.
  • Jason Swope scored twice in the final 10 minutes of regulation as Cal State L.A. (4-0-2), ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, rallied for a 2-2 California Collegiate Athletic Association draw with visiting Chico State.
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills (3-2-1) closed a tough CCAA weekend as Cal State Stanislaus used a physical game plan -- committing 25 fouls to 11 for the Toros -- en route to a 1-0 victory. CSUDH was ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division II poll but lost, 5-0, Friday to Chico State.
  • Cal Poly Pomona (4-2-0) topped visiting UC San Diego, 3-0, in a CCAA clash on goals by Boris Beta, Ian Trantow (Riverside/Arlington HS) and Jonathan Enns.
WOMEN: Hubbard's hat trick lifts Long Beach

Nicole Hubbard scored a hat trick as Long Beach State broke out a deadly attack Sunday afternoon, routing St. Mary's, 6-0, at George Allen Field.

Hubbard (Lakewood/Mayfair HS) tallied in the 17th, 29th and 64th minutes for the 49ers (6-3-0), who also received big games from Shawna Gordon and Nadia Link.

Gordon (Rancho Cucamonga/Los Osos HS) added a goal and two assists, and Link (Rowland Heights/Walnut HS) netted her eighth goal of the season and assisted another.

St. Mary's (7-2-1) had won six in a row, including a 2-1 win Friday night at UC Irvine.

In other women's action:
  • Cal State L.A. transfer Ann Marie Tangorra (Arcadia/Arcadia HS) scored her first three goals for Cal State Fullerton in a span of 3 minutes, 40 seconds, leading the Titans (4-4-1) to a 4-1 victory over North Texas and the title at New Mexico's tournament.
  • Anisa Guajardo scored from Michelle Pao's free kick with 1:40 to play in regulation, and No. 9 Pepperdine (7-0-3) rallied for a 1-1 draw with Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
  • Micaela Capelle set up goals by Ellen Parker in the third minute and Amanda Frisbie three minutes into the second half as struggling giant Portland overcame visiting USC, 2-1. Ashley Freyer tallied for the Women of Troy (3-6-0).
  • Roxie McFarland's last-minute free kick sent New Mexico to a 2-1 victory over visiting UC Riverside (4-5-1). Lindsey Ahmed (Alta Loma/Los Osos HS) scored for the Highlanders.
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-2-0), ranked 14th in the NCAA Division II poll, dropped its second straight 3-1 decision, falling to No. 23 Cal State Stanislaus in Carson.
  • Cal Poly Pomona (4-1-1) lost its unbeaten status in a 4-0 CCAA loss to fifth-ranked UC San Diego. Among the Tritons' goalscorers were Izzy Pozurama (Lake Forest/El Toro HS) and Anne Wethe (Los Alamitos/Los Alamitos HS).
  • Long Beach State transfer Janet Mendez (Palmdale/Highland HS) scored about 15 minutes into the second half to lead Cal State L.A. (3-2-1) to a 1-0 CCAA win over visiting Chico State.
THE SCORES
  • MEN
Sunday
Cal Poly Pomona 3 (Beta 16, Trantow 40, Enns 65), UC San Diego 0
Cal State Dominguez Hills 0, Cal State Stanislaus 1 (Avila 24)
Cal State L.A. 2 (Swope pen. 81, 88), Chico State 2 (Guzman pen. 37, Levar 75), OT
George Mason 2 (Arjona 45, Morgan pen. 69), Cal State Fullerton 1 (Posthuma 51)
La Sierra 4 (Ornelas 19, Nolan 26, Escamilla 48, Trevino 89), Pacific Union 0
San Diego 0, UCLA 1 (Rowe 92), OT
San Francisco State 2 (Mendoza pen. 12, Assadi 70), Cal State San Bernardino 1 (Ayala 69)
South Florida 2 (Charpie 13, Dwyer 82), UC Irvine 0
UC Riverside 1 (Sperber 5), San Jose State 1 (Cashmere 89), OT

Friday
Bethesda Christian 14, Pacific Union 4
  • WOMEN
Sunday
Cal Poly 1 (Haggarty 63), Pepperdine 1 (Guajardo 89), OT
Cal Poly Pomona 0, UC San Diego 4 (Wethe 47, Callahan 54, Pozurama 84, Hill 88)
Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 (Murphy 66), Cal State Stanislaus 3 (Poon 24, Scherrer 30, Nestler 62)
Cal State L.A. 1 (Mendez 59), Chico State 0
Long Beach State 6 (Hubbard 17, 29, 64, Gordon 50, Link 60, Mack 71), St. Mary's 0
New Mexico 2 (Martinez 42, McFarland 90), UC Riverside 1 (Ahmed 54)
North Texas 1 (Hodges 72), Cal State Fullerton 4 (Tangorra 28, 29, 32, Wilson 46)
Portland 2 (Parker 3, Frisbie 49), USC 1 (Freyer 16)
San Francisco State 2 (Vanni 17, 56), Cal State San Bernardino 0
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