COLLEGE: UCLA wins, USC drops Pac-12 openers

September, 26, 2011
9/26/11
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UCLA opened Pacific 12 Conference play in women'ssoccer with a dominant but tight victory over Washington, but USC couldn't hold on to an early advantage in its opener against Washington State.

Vanderbilt transfer Chelsea Stewart scored UCLA's goal in the 79th minute Friday night in front of 2,350 at Drake Stadium, skipping a free kick through a crowded box and past Huskies goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussman.

The Bruins (8-0-1) played superb defense, limiting Washington (3-4-2) to one shot.

USC (3-7-0) on Sunday scored the fastest goal in program history -- Samantha Johnson (Palmdale/Highland HS) on an assist from Haley Boysen (Moorpark/Harvard-Westlake School) just 14 seconds in -- then conceded twice in the last 25 minutes to fall to the Cougars (7-3-1) at McAllister Park.

Rachael Doyle's header off the crossbar evened things in the 67th minute, and Jocelyn Jeffers got the winner with 4 minutes to play.

In other women's action:

  • Eighth-ranked Pepperdine (8-0-4) wrapped up its nonconference slate with a 1-1 draw Sunday at Fresno State, with Anisa Guajardo -- from neighboring Clovis -- scoring the equalizer in the 89th minute. Guajardo, who has eight goals, also tallied in Friday's 6-0 rout over Lamar.
  • No. 23 UC Irvine (7-2-1) scored three goals in six minutes -- Natalia Ledezma (La Mirada/La Mirada HS and UCLA) netting her team-best sixth and Cami Privett adding two more -- to win, 3-2, Sunday at San Diego.
  • Nadia Link (Rowland Heights/Walnut HS) scored two more -- her ninth and 10th of the season -- as Long Beach State (7-3-1) dominated UNLV, 4-1, on Friday.
  • The most stunning result of the weekend: Cal State Northridge's 3-0 romp Friday night at Loyola Marymount(6-3-1), with Melissa Fernandez (Granada Hills/Granada Hills HS), Nicole Cruz (Thousand Oaks/Thousand Oaks HS) and Katie Russ (Canyon Country/Canyon HS) scoring goals. The Matadors (2-6-1) took powerful Portland to overtime in a 1-0 loss Sunday.
  • UC Riverside is at .500 heading into the start Big West Conference play next month, improving to 5-5-1 with a 1-0 win over Lamar. Andrea Morales scored in overtime.
  • Kylee Nicassio (Alta Loma/Los Osos HS) became the fifth player in Cal Baptist history with 40 career goals, scoring a pair in a 3-0 California Pacific Conference win over Dominican.
  • Swedish forward Lisa Ohberg scored goals for Cal State L.A. (5-2-1) in California Collegiate Athletic Association shutout victories over Cal State San Bernardino (2-5-1) and Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-4-0).
  • Sophomore Elissa Minamishin netted her fifth and sixth goals of the season -- pushing her to 21 for her career -- to lead Occidental (2-4-0) to a 2-0 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win at Redlands (3-3-1).

MEN: SMU beats UCLA in So Cal sweep

UCLA's return to the NSCAA men's top 25 could be short-lived after another stumble, a 2-1 defeat Sunday to visiting SMU.

Chandler Hoffman scored in the 11th minute, his ninth goal in eight games, to answer Arthur Ivo's free kick after just 61 seconds, but Juan Castillo netted the Mustangs' winner in the 27th.

The Bruins (5-3-1) edged Seattle, 2-1, on Friday -- Hoffman scored in that one, too -- after climbing to 18th in the rankings. They started the year at No. 6 but fell out of the top 25 after a 0-2-1 start.

SMU (5-3-0), which FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman built into a national powerhouse, won both of its games in L.A., beating Cal State Northridge, 1-0, on Friday. The Matadors, who beat Seattle, 3-0, on Sunday, are 3-4-1.

In other men's action:

  • UC Riverside (5-2-1) set a school record for nonconference wins with victories in Florida over North Florida and Jacksonville. Cesar Diaz Pizzarro (Chino/Ayala HS) took sole possession of the second spot on the Highlanders' career goals list -- his 21st was the winner in Sunday's game.
  • Oscar Aguero (Anaheim/Katella HS) provided a lead after just 23 seconds and Ritchie Gonzalez (San Bernardino/Redlands HS) tallied twice as Cal State Fullerton (6-1-1) topped Denver, 4-2.
  • Loyola Marymount's disappointing start to the season continued with a 2-0 loss at No. 11 New Mexico and a 2-1 defeat at Wisconsin, which prevailed on David Caban's 87th-minute strike. The Lions fell to 2-6-0.
  • Luis Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian HS) scored a hat trick Friday to lead No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (6-1-1) past San Diego, 3-0. Machael David and Tim Pontius (Yorba Linda/Servite HS) tallied in a 2-0 win Sunday over Sacramento State.
  • Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS and Cerritos College) scored the lone goal Friday as Cal Poly Pomona (6-2-0) edged Sonoma State in a CCAA game, then scored a hat trick in Sunday's 5-1 rout of Humboldt State.
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills' Billy Gutierrez (Huntington Park/Huntington Park HS and Cerritos College) scored a highlight-reel goal -- a full volley from atop the box -- as the Toros (5-2-1) ended Cal State L.A.'s unbeaten run Sunday with a 2-0 triumph. The Golden Eagles, No. 7 in the NCAA Division II rankings, fell to 5-1-2.
  • Lucas Kurzon (Palmdale/Quartz Hill HS) scored twice and Tyler Pascoe (Winnetka/Crespi Carmelite HS) added two assists as Cal Lutheran got its first victory, a 5-0 rout of La Verne (1-5-0). The Kingsmen are 1-6-0.
  • Chapman, which posted five shutout victories in its first seven games to climb to 13th in the NCAA Division III poll, was rolled on its trip to Texas. No. 6 Trinity beat the Panthers (6-3-0) 8-0 on Saturday, and Southwestern won 4-1 on Sunday.

THE SCORES

  • MEN

Sunday
Cal Poly Pomona 5 (Gonzalez 3, 11, 17, Enns 12, Perez 17), Humboldt State 1 (Baumgardner 51)
Cal State L.A. 0, Cal State Dominguez Hills 2 (Gutierrez 36, Rover 56)
Cal State Northridge 3 (Gutierrez 45, Smith 58, Ramos 80), Seattle 0
Jacksonville 1 (Durr pen. 36), UC Riverside 2 (O'Connor 35, Diaz Pizzarro 72)
Pomona-Pitzer 0, Hendrix 4 (Silvestri 24, 69, 74, Gandy 62)
Redlands 3 (Day 25, Kustura 35, Eary 88), UC Santa Cruz 0
Southwestern (Texas) 4 (Perkins 19, 50, 53, Eamma 73), Chapman 1 (Alfonso 60)
UC San Diego 1 (Wolfram 73), Cal State San Bernardino 0
UC Santa Barbara 2 (David 20, Pontius 44), Sacramento State 0
UCLA 1 (Hoffman 11), SMU 2 (Ivo 2, Castillo 27)
Westminster (Utah) 2 (Seilis 39, 87), Marymount 1 (Ahlgren 21)
Wisconsin 2 (Zadro 23, Caban 87), Loyola Marymount 1 (Jozkowicz 42)

Saturday
Azusa Pacific 1 (Bulut pen. 60), UC Santa Cruz 0
Cal Baptist 4 (Garrison 5, Anderson 67, Aagard 71, Arreola 75), Dominican 0
Cal Lutheran 5 (Hibbert 6, Kurzon 40, 53, Lee 50, Tanner 76), La Verne 0
Caltech 1 (Arene 53), Pomona-Pitzer 4 (Raimundo 39, MacDonald 58, Harris 67, Shekita 89)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4 (Bean 3, Bishop 19, Bernstein 65, Ullman 70), Whittier 0
Hope International 2 (Howard 37, Ramos 71), Bethesda Christian 3 (Park 8, 60, Dean 10)
Occidental 1 (Murray 86), Redlands 3 (Roraff 1, Carlson 3, Laughton 37)
Trinity (Texas) 8 (Adams 6, 52, Olson 25, 50, Philpott 45, Porter 58, McAfee 72, Hines 81), Chapman 0

Friday
Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Gonzalez 30), Sonoma State 0
Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 (Calistro 78), UC San Diego 0
Cal State Fullerton 4 (Aguero 1, Gonzalez 36, 71, Venegas 70), Denver 2 (Beckie 50, 72)
Cal State L.A. 4 (Arvola pen. 19, pen. 65, Swope 82, Bras 90), Cal State San Bernardino 2 (Hostetter 55, Prouty 72)
Cal State Northridge 0, SMU 1 (Engel 58)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3 (Lichetenberg 8, Doyle 87, Bishop 88), Hendrix (Ark.) 2 (Silvestri 29, Keegan 37)
Great Falls (Mont.) 2, Marymount 1
New Mexico 2 (Rollie 63, Sandoval 76), Loyola Marymount 0
North Florida 0, UC Riverside 2 (Valencia 60, Garcia 90)
Soka 0, Point Loma Nazarene 4 (Fuller 21, Asosta 48, Fares 70, own goal 81)
UC Irvine 4 (Hayes 20, Gutierrez 45, Ibarra 80, Breslin 88), UNLV 0
UC Santa Barbara 3 (Silva 11, 29, 60), San Diego 0
UCLA 2 (Hoffman 22, Rowe 79), Seattle 1 (Roussos pen. 65)

  • WOMEN

Sunday
Cal Poly Pomona 2 (Rivera 39, Garcia 69), Humboldt State 0
Cal State Fullerton 1 (Tangorra 63), UNLV 1 (Meier 86), OT
Cal State L.A. 1 (Ohberg 70), Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
Cal State Northridge 0, Portland 1 (Frisbie 91), OT
Fresno State 1 (Haggarty 63), Pepperdine 1 (Guajardo 89), OT
Marymount 2 (Meadows 28, Reiser 66), Dallas 0
San Diego 2 (Ferreira 38, Hobbs 72), UC Irvine 3 (Ledezma 60, Privett 63, 65)
UC Riverside 1 (Morales 93), Lamar 0, OT
UC San Diego 4 (McTigue 13, 65, Mills 41, Bales 77), Cal State San Bernardino 0
USC 1 (Johnson 1), Washington State 2 (Doyle 67, Jeffers 86)

Saturday
Cal Baptist 3 (Allard 16, Nicassio 27, 86), Dominican 0
Chapman 2 (Tao 18, Lopez 83), Pomona-Pitzer 0
La Verne 0, Cal Lutheran 5 (Will 18, Armstrong 44, 50, Hulse 44, Casas 50)
The Master's 0, Cal State San Marcos (Hara 57)
Redlands 0, Occidental 2 (Minamishin 31)
Soka 0, Dallas 2 (Sexton 11, Johnson 13)
Whittier 0, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5 (Bunting 25, Barnhill 25, Shove 58, Ullman 73, 75)

Friday
Cal Poly Pomona 0, Sonoma State 1 (Edmonds 86)
Cal State Dominguez Hills 0, UC San Diego 1 (Wilson 12)
Cal State L.A. 2 (Ohberg 25, Barragan 29), Cal State San Bernardino 0
Long Beach State 4 (Link 46, 71, Hubbard 71, Sweetman 75), UNLV 1 (Orellana pen. 65)
Loyola Marymount 0, Cal State Northridge 3 (Fernandez 27, Cruz 39, Russ 64)
Pepperdine 6 (Pao 5, own goal 23, Guajardo 24, Holtz 40, Cervantes 44, Hilliard 74), Lamar 0
Soka 0, Point Loma Nazarene 4 (Winklepleck 23, Shoffeitt 34, Christerson 74, Salassi 83)
UCLA 1 (Stewart 79), Washington 0
Westmont 1 (Correa 17), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0

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