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Saturday, October 15, 2011
COLLEGE: Farran, CSUN knock off L.B.

By Scott French

Heidi Farran's goal in the 89th minute sent Cal State Northridge to a 1-0 upset of No. 22 Long Beach State, with the Matadors surging atop the Big West Conference women's soccer standings.

Farran (San Pedro/San Pedro HS) fired home with 97 seconds remaining in regulation after Katie Russ (Canyon Country/Canyon HS) headed along a throw-in from Chloe McDaniel (Palmdale/Quartz Hill HS).

Long Beach State (10-4-1) had won six in a row and led the Big West with a 3-0 mark, but the loss drops the 49ers one point behind the Matadors (5-7-2) and UC Irvine, which are 3-1-1. Long Beach visits Irvine on Sunday.

Northridge has won three of its last four games.

In other women's action: MEN: LMU tops Santa Clara in OT

John McFarlin's goal 6˝ minutes into overtime lifted Loyola Marymount to a 1-0 victory over visiting Santa Clara, giving the Lions back-to-back West Coast Conference victories after a seven-game losing streak.

McFarlin, a freshman from  Santa Rosa, headed home a cross from Tyler Krumpe (Torrance/West Torrance HS) after a through ball from Artur Jozkowicz (Santa Monica/Santa Monica HS).

LMU (4-9-0) and Santa Clara (6-4-3), both 2-3 in the WCC, played more than a half down a man. Lions defender Craig Nitti (Calabasas/Crespi Carmelite HS) and Santa Clara's Erik Hurtado were red-carded in the final minute of the first half. There were 35 fouls called, and a half-dozen players were cautioned.

In other men's action: THE SCORES
Cal Poly 2 (Walters 79, Sigler pen. 90), UC Santa Barbara 1 (Garza 12)
Cal Poly Pomona 3 (Gonzalez 3, Reyes 5, Enns 14), Cal State Stanislaus 0
Cal State San Bernardino 1 (Esqueda 10), Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (Walker 51, Quinonez 66, Vasquez 84)
Loyola Marymount 1 (McFarlin 97), Santa Clara 0, OT
Soka 2 (Ocampo 4, Bower 50), Cal State San Marcos 3 (Brunsell 10, Kaiser 65, 87)
UC San Diego 2 (Bagheri 40, Haroush 87), Cal State L.A. 4 (Schwar 5, Arvola 14, Sandoval 34, Payne 67)
Wis.-Whitewater 1 (Kron 25), Chapman 2 (Murray 19, Alfonso 64) Friday
Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Tasbihchi 23), Cal State Stanislaus 2 (Barlow 85, Nestler 90)
Cal State Fullerton 1 (West 27), UC Irvine 2 (Privett 60, Ledezma 75)
Cal State Northridge 1 (Farran 89), Long Beach State 0
Cal State San Bernardino 2 (Kutkowski 11, Hirsch 78), Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
Soka 0, Cal State San Marcos 2 (Searl NA, Skvarna NA)
St. Mary's 1 (Campos 50), Cal State L.A. 2 (Pyka 42, Medved 48)
UC San Diego 0, Cal State L.A. 1 (Seagall 95), OT
Washington 0, USC 1 (Eddy 5)
Washington State 0, UCLA 0, OT

Cal Poly 1 (Farrington 43), UC Riverside 2 (Valencia 4, Morales 95), OT

Home teams listed first