COLLEGE: No. 7 UCI crushes UCR

October, 13, 2011
10/13/11
6:23
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Christian Hernandez and Christian Santana each contributed a goal and an assist as No. 7 UC Irvine pulled three points ahead in the Big West Conference men's soccer race with a 5-1 romp Wednesday night at UC Riverside.

Miguel Ibarra (Lancaster/Lancaster HS), Hernandez (Palmdale/Palmdale HS) and Norby Rodriguez (Thousand Oaks/Thousand Oaks HS) scored first-half goals for the Anteaters (12-2-0), and an own goal 2˝ minutes into the second half made it 4-0. Santana netted Irvine's finale 10 minutes later.

The Anteaters have won four in a row since opening Big West play with a 1-0 loss to Cal Poly and lead Cal State Northridge, which is 3-1-0, by three points. UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly and UC Davis have six points from four games.

UC Riverside (6-5-1) has stumbled badly since its Big West opener, an upset of UC Santa Barbara, losing three in a row -- including a 5-0 decision against Cal Poly in its previous match.

In other men's action:

  • No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (9-3-1) throttled visiting Cal State Fullerton (6-4-2), romping to a 6-0 Big West triumph Tuesday as Luis Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian HS) and David Opoku each scored twice. The shot total was close: 16-13 for the Gauchos. Fullerton lost its third in a row.
  • Cal State Northridge (6-5-1) is 3-1 in the Big West after a 2-0 victory Tuesday at Cal Poly. Thomas Ramos and Brian Behrad (Woodland Hills/Taft HS) netted the goals.
  • Irish senior Kevin Cornwall scored twice as Vanguard (9-4-0) , No. 23 in the NAIA rankings, dominated Point Loma Nazarene, 3-0, in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
  • Norwegian freshman Boye Christiansen's goal 2˝ minutes into overtime lifted La Verne (4-6-1) to a 1-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer (7-6-0), knocking the Sagehens to third place in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Harrison Doyle (Hidden Hills/Calabasas HS) scored goals 3˝ minutes apart early in the second half as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (8-3-1) pulled away to a 5-1 win at Occidental (4-9-0) and climbed into second place in the SCIAC.

WOMEN: Cal Lu one win from SCIAC title

Lindsay Armenta scored at the start, and Rebekah Casas and Jess Armstrong added second-half goals as Cal Lutheran romped to its eighth SCIAC victory, just one from clinching a share of the conference title.

Armenta (Camarillo/Rio Mesa HS) tallied in the eighth minute, Casas (Ojai/Nordhoff HS) in the 65th and Armstrong in the 85th for the Regals (13-1-0), who are No. 16 in the NCAA Division III poll.

Cal Lutheran, from Thousand Oaks, has dominated the SCIAC this season. Its closest pursuers -- Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer -- have three losses. All three teams have four conference games remaining.

In other women´s action:

  • Natalie Sun scored in the 29th minute and assisted Molly Lavin in the 35th to lead No. 3 Azusa Pacific (7-1-1) to a 3-0 GSAC romp over No. 12 Westmont. Both are 3-1-0 in the GSAC, one game behind No. 5 Point Loma Nazarene.
  • Point Loma Nazarene (12-0-1) rallied from an early deficit to beat Vanguard (8-2-1) in overtime, won on Jessica Van Loo's 95th-minute strike.
  • Biola (6-4-1) is tied for second in the GSAC with APU and Westmont after Katie Cabuling (Trabuco Canyon/Mission Viejo HS and Santiago Canyon College) scored in the 77th for a 1-0 win over visiting Fresno Pacific.
  • Natasha Coyle (La Habra/Sonora HS) netted her ninth goal of the season in overtime, lifting The Master's (8-5-0) to a 2-1 GSAC victory over Hope International (4-7-0).
  • Claudia Zaugg scored twice as Pomona-Pitzer (8-4-0) ran to a 3-0 SCIAC win over La Verne (2-8-3).

THE SCORES

  • MEN

Wednesday
Caltech 0, Whittier 4 (Hatsough 19, Russell 29, Depinna 71, Giorgi 79)
Occidental 1 (Brandford 38), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5 (Taylor 18, Garcia 45, Doyle 54, 57, Shaughnessy 74)
La Verne 1 (Christiansen 93), Pomona-Pitzer 0, OT
Redlands 7 (Ramirez 7, Berggren 34, Carlson 49, Roraff 50, Laughton 59, Izydorek 71, 77), Cal Lutheran 0
UC Riverside 1 (Diaz Pizarro 53), UC Irvine 5 (Ibarra 21, Hernandez 27, Rodriguez 38, og Valladolid 48, Santana 58)
Vanguard 3 (Cornwall pen. 36, 65, Popke 57), Point Loma Nazarene 0

Tuesday
Azusa Pacific 1 (Young 82), Westmont 0
Biola 1 (Ruvalcaba 37), Fresno Pacific 3 (Vianna 17, 77, Nazare 79)
Cal Poly 0, Cal State Northridge 2 (Ramos 7, Behrad 66)
Concordia 4 (Tamayo 24, Ramirez 26, 64, Orozco 66), San Diego Christian 1 (Zimmerman 58)
Hope International 1 (Howard 80), The Master's 4 (Serrano 9, Egeler 22, Taves 38, Scheunemann 43)
UC Santa Barbara 6 (Garza 16, Silva 40, 74, Madueno 62, Opoku 87, 87), Cal State Fullerton 0

Monday
Arizona Christian 1, Bethesda Christian 4
Chapman 3 (Alfonso 50, Heim 60, Velasquez 90), Berry 0
Pomona-Pitzer 1 (MacDonald 13), Whittier 0
Soka 4 (Price 19, Timm 22, 77, Tran 89), Caltech 1 (Nzeukou 90)

Sunday
Marymount 1 (Smith 77), La Sierra 0

  • WOMEN

Wednesday
Azusa Pacific 3 (Sun 29, Lavin 35, Hardy 49), Westmont 0
Biola 1 (Cabuling 77), Fresno Pacific 0
Chapman 3 (Evans 47, 86, Sasaki 83), Whittier 2 (Irha 27, 49)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5, Occidental 1
Hope International 1 (Enriquez 77), The Master's 2 (Fretz 90, Coyle 108), OT
Pomona-Pitzer 3 (Lopez 12, Zaugg 23, 32)
Redlands 0, Cal Lutheran 3 (Armenta 8, Casas 65, Armstrong 85)
Vanguard 1 (Skachenko 12), Point Loma Nazarene 2 (Salassi 57, Van Loo 95), OT

Tuesday
Concordia 2 (Franco 64, Kortizija 102), San Diego Christian 1 (Waggoner 84), OT

Monday
Arizona Christian 6, Bethesda Christian 5
Elmhurst 4 (Wesley 10, Geimer 13, McArthur 40, Baschen 61), Chapman 3 (Evans 13, Sobol 32, Jun 72)
Whittier 1 (Shipherd 22), Pomona-Pitzer 2 (Lopez 3, Tao 35)

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