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Thursday, September 29, 2011
UC Riverside stuns No. 10 UCSB

By Scott French

UC Riverside, taking its first real steps forward in men's soccer, posted the biggest victory in program history Wednesday night -- and in front the largest home crowd ever to see the Highlanders play.

Aaron Long (Oak Hills/Serrano HS) and Richie Osborne netted second-half goals as Riverside (6-2-1) upset No. 10 UC Santa Barbara, 3-1, in a Big West Conference opener in front of 2,016 fans, more than triple the previous record.

Cesar Diaz Pizarro (Chino/Ayala HS) also tallied for the Highlanders, who went ahead in the 11th minute, then pulled away after halftime. David Opoku tallied for the Gauchos (6-2-1).

UC Riverside, which is unbeaten in its last six games, is four games above .500 for the first time since the move to Division I a decade ago. This was the third victory over a ranked opponent in that time.

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THE SCORES

Wednesday
Cal State Fullerton 0, Cal State Bakersfield 0, OT
Caltech 0, Redlands 8 (Ramirez 19, Griffin 22, Carlson 23, Cottam 34, Keny-Guyer 54, Smalley 81, Izydorek 88, MacMillan 90)
Chapman 1 (Hellesen 86), Hope International 1 (Howard 48), OT
La Verne 2 (Chavez 10, Alharshan 89), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2 (Bernstein 43, Bean 78), OT
Pomona-Pitzer 1 (Shekita 4), Occidental 0
San Diego 2 (Cohn 29, Posa 66), Loyola Marymount 0
UC Davis 0, Cal State Northridge 3 (Ramos 4, Garcia 68, 77)
UC Irvine 0, Cal Poly 1 (Sigler 53)
UC Riverside 3 (Diaz Pizzaro 11, Long 59, Osborne 70), UC Santa Barbara 1 (Opoku 17)
Whittier 3 (Depinna 3, Carregha 30, Jovanovic 85), Cal Lutheran 1 (McCoy 65)

Tuesday
Cal Maritime 0, Bethesda Christian 4
Dixie State (Utah) 2 (Ortiz 75, Lawhun 84), Biola 2 (og Shue 16, Chew 65), OT
Soka 0, Vanguard 5 (Ilich 4, 6, O'Brien 38, Cornwall 71, Siemonsma 89)

Monday
Cal Baptist 4 (Salazar 21, Anderson 64, Bastida 66, 72), Dominican 1 (Maric 65)
Occidental 1 (Murray 43), Wheaton (Ill.) 5 (Golz 12, Finnerty 23, Russo 41, Weaver 61, Skinker 89)

Sunday
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 1 (Larson 56), La Sierra 0


Wednesday
Cal Lutheran 12 (Will 1, 15, 18, 67, Hulse 6, Virgen 24, 39, Lombardi 41, Rains 53, Cameron 71, Garcia 69, Case 88), Whittier 1 (Bergstrom 48)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, La Verne 2
Occidental 3 (Minamishin 28. Roline 83, Nicholson 89), Pomona-Pitzer 4 (Tao 3, 27, 56, Burrell 55)
Redlands 3 (Morton 52, 55, King 90), Chapman 2 (Cisneros 58, 59)

Tuesday
Soka 0, Vanguard 5 (Warner 36, 39, Skachenko 51, 66, Valles 63)

Monday
Cal Baptist 1 (da Silva 44), Dominican 0

Home teams listed first