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All-American Sydney Leroux scored a hat trick in 11 minutes Friday night, and seventh-ranked UCLA romped to a 6-1 victory over visiting Arizona in a Pacific 12 Conference women's soccer game.
Leroux, a burgeoning U.S. national-teamer, tallied in the 10th, 12th and 21st minutes for the Bruins (11-1-2), who scored four first-half goals as they halted a three-game winless streak and improved to 4-1-2 in conference play.
The goals were Leroux's eighth, ninth and 10th of the season and give her 51 career goals. The hat trick was the third of her college career.
Zakiya Bywaters, Ally Courtnall (Westlake Village/Oaks Christian HS) and Kylie McCarthy also tallied for UCLA, which outshot the Wildcats, 24-2. Sam Mewis contributed three assists.
In other women´s action:
MEN: Pomona-DH draw forges 3-way tie
Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Dominguez Hills faced off in a showdown for the CCAA South Division lead. When they were finished, three teams were atop the standings.
Ryan Evans (Huntington Beach/Huntington Beach HS) scored in the 88th minute to give Dominguez Hills (10-3-2) a 1-1 draw with the visiting Broncos (9-4-2). Both sides are 8-3-2, with 26 points. Cal State L.A. pulled even with a romp over San Francisco State.
Boris Beta gave physical Pomona, which committed 20 fouls to the Toros' eight, a 59th-minute lead. Evans' goal came on a 25-yard shot that caromed off the crossbar, hit goalkeeper Andrew Todd and bounced into the net.
In other men's action:
Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 (Evans 88), Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Beta 59), OT
Cal State L.A. 3 (Faulkner 6, Bras 29, 85), San Francisco State 0
Cal State San Bernardino 1 (Taddei 63), Sonoma State 1 (Varnadore 76), OT
UC Santa Cruz 1 (Seltzer 47), Chapman 3 (Alfonso 7, Darling 47, 78)
Cal State Dominguez Hills 4 (Poole 14, Gomez 17, Murphy 67, Feintein 79), Cal Poly Pomona 3 (Carriaga 14, Strawn 29, Alino 39)
Cal State L.A. 3 (Ohberg 13, Gill 44, 76), San Francisco State 2 (Williams 67, 75)
Cal State San Bernardino 0, Sonoma State 0, OT
Long Beach State 1 (Sweetman 75), UC Riverside 0
Pepperdine 1 (Holtz 77), Gonzaga 0
USC 2 (Sandoval 83, Schloemer 95), Arizona State 1 (Marshall 90), OT
UCLA 6 (Bywaters 8, Leroux 10, 12, 21, Courtnall 82, McCarthy 89), Arizona (Ponce 35)
Home teams listed first