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Monday, September 19, 2011
COLLEGE: UCI, Fullerton suffer first losses

By Scott French

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: 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: THE SCORES
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 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
Home teams listed first