Monday, September 5, 2011
COLLEGE: Concordia's Ramirez scores in bunches
By Scott French
UC Santa Barbara transfer Christian Ramirez scored his sixth and seventh goals of the weekend to lead Concordia University in a 5-1 NAIA romp Monday over Rancho Palos Verdes' Marymount College in Irvine.
Ramirez (Garden Grove/La Quinta), who has eight goals in four games, set a school record with five goals, along with two assists, in Friday's 10-0 rout of William Jessup. He also scored in a 1-0 victory last weekend at Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
The former youth-soccer star -- a Cal South Player of the Year and ODP Region IV captain who played for Irvine Strikers, Pateadores and San Diego Surf -- scored one goal in 24 games over two seasons at UCSB before arriving at Concordia this summer.
Concordia is 3-1-0. Marymount, after three losses to teams from the powerhouse Golden State Athletic Conference, is 1-3-0.
In other men's action:
- Marco Ruvalcaba (La Mirada/La Mirada HS) scored two goals and assisted a third as Biola (3-0-0) crunched visiting Whittier, 4-0.
- Oktay Bulut scored twice to lead Azusa Pacific (3-1-0) a 3-1 victory over Rocky Mountain (Mont.) at conference rival Westmont's tournament in Santa Barbara.
In women's action:
- Azusa Pacific (3-0-1), ranked second in NAIA (but with a victory over No. 1 Lee), was held to a 0-0 draw at NCAA Division III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-0-2).
- Concordia (Ore.), the No. 3 NAIA team, beat No. 9 The Master's (3-2-0) as Alex Thomas and Alex Blalock scored goals.
- Kate Lilly twice gave Chapman (0-1-1) leads, but Melanie Gaither answered both as George Fox claimed a 2-2 draw in Orange.
Azusa Pacific 3 (Bulut 21, pen. 64, Garcia-Partida 24), Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 1 (Heffernan pen. 50)
Biola 4 (Hayes 15, Ruvalcaba 52, 60, Chew 54), Whittier 0
Concordia 5 (Orozco 11, Ramirez 20, 55, Anaya 54, Suarez 79), Marymount 1 (Torres 52)
Vanguard 4 (Sullivan 5, O'Brien 14, Nicholson 33, own goal 42), Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 0
Home teams listed first
Cal Lutheran 2 (Will 64, Cameron 49), Puget Sound 1 (Seymor 65)
Cal State Bakersfield 4 (Hirsch 2, Awai 43, Enriquez 44, Kutkowski 48), Academy of Art (Calif.) 0
Chapman 2 (Lilly 4, 29), George Fox (Ore.) 2 (Gaither 29, 50), OT
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0, Azusa Pacific 0
Concordia 1 (Haynes 59), Southern Oregon 0
The Master's 0, Concordia (Ore.) 2 (Thomas NA, Blalock NA)
Redlands 1 (Connolly 7), Emory (Ga.) 1 (Butker 25), OT
Vanguard 3 (Skachenko 2, Valles pen. 55, Holnma-Kelly 89), Holy Names (Calif.) 1 (Colomb 37)