Los Angeles Soccer: Carlos Garcia-Partida

COLLEGE: UC Davis pulls even with UCI

October, 20, 2011
10/20/11
6:26
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Kevin Schulte's second goal of the night sunk No. 7 UC Irvine, lifting UC Davis to a 2-1 overtime triumph and into a share of the Big West Conference lead in men's soccer.

Schulte (Riverside/M.L. King HS) tallied from a give-and-go with John Joslin (Santa Ana/Foothill HS) 8˝ minutes into the extra period as the Aggies (6-6-2) pulled off the upset Wednesday night at Anteater Stadium.

Lester Hayes III gave UCI (12-4-0) a 28th-minute lead, but Schulte pulled UC Davis even in the 60th.

The Anteaters, at 4-2, dropped into a tie with UC Davis, three points ahead of Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge, which also were beaten Wednesday.

In other men's action:

  • Hayden Leslie (Apple Valley/Apple Valley Christian) scored in the 88th minute and Ivan Garcia (Corona/Santiago HS) with just 19 seconds remaining in regulation to lead UC Riverside (7-5-2) to a 2-1 triumph over Cal State Northridge (6-7-1). The Highlanders ended a four-game winless skid by keeping CSUN from a share of the Big West lead.
  • Jameson Campbell (Diamond Bar/Diamond Bar HS) tallied in the seventh minute, and Cal State Fullerton (7-4-3) ended a five-game winless streak, claiming its first Big West win with a 1-0 triumph over Cal Poly. The Mustangs, at 3-3, are three points off the Big West lead.
  • Osvaldo Bastida (Anaheim/Katella HS) scored a hat trick, Michael Salazar (Moreno Valley/Canyon Springs HS) added two goals and both contributed an assist as Cal Baptist (10-4-0) romped to a 6-0 Pacific West Conference victory at BYU Hawaii.

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COLLEGE: Northridge rallies in Bakersfield

September, 15, 2011
9/15/11
11:15
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Cal State Northridge rallied from an early two-goal deficit Thursday night, with Thomas Ramos scoring one goal and assisting the net in a 2-2 draw at Cal State Bakersfield.

Ramos scored in the 44th minute and assisted the 60th-minute strike off a corner kick by Brian Behrdad (Woodland Hills/Taft HS) to pull the Matadors (2-3-1) even.

Star striker Gyasi Zardes (Hawthorne/Leuzinger HS) netted his seventh and eighth goals of the season for Bakersfield (2-0-2), tallying in the 26th and 30th minute.

In other men's action:
  • Trenton Titus (Chino Hills/Ayala HS) assisted three goals and Carlos Garcia-Partida and Oktay Bulut netted their fourths of the season as Azusa Pacific (4-1-0), No. 7 in the NAIA poll, routed St. Xavier (Ill.), 5-0.
  • Jorge Serrano (Sylmar/Sylmar HS and College of the Canyons) scored one first-half goal and assisted three more to lead NAIA No. 15 The Master's (6-0-0) in a 7-0 romp over Arizona Christian.
  • David Taylor scored a hat trick in 13˝ minutes, carrying defending conference champ Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3-1-0) to a 3-1 victory over Cal Lutheran (0-4-0) in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener.
  • Whittier (1-3-0) also won its first conference game, a 2-1 win over La Verne (1-2-0) as Srdan Jovanovic's second goal arrived in overtime. Nick Eary scored twice as Redlands (2-2-0) scored six against Pomona-Pitzer (1-3-0). Occidental (1-2-0) also won.

In women´s action:
  • Erin Edmonds and Traci Lopez scored goals as Pomona-Pitzer (3-0-0) surprised Redlands (2-1-1), ranked No. 19 in the NSCAA Division III poll, with a 2-0 triumph in a SCIAC opener.
  • Freshman Taylor Will scored twice as defending SCIAC regular-season champ Cal Lutheran (4-1-0) romped, 4-0, over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (0-1-2). La Verne (2-1-2) also won.

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COLLEGE: UCLA drops rematch with No. 1

August, 28, 2011
8/28/11
11:36
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A start-of-the-season showdown between No. 1 and No. 2 failed to fall UCLA's way Saturday. The Bruins, ranked as high as second in the national polls, dropped a rematch with top-ranked Louisville.


An early own goal and All-American Colin Rolfe's finish 89 seconds into the second half carried the Cardinals to a 2-0 victory in front of a record crowd of 7,821 at Cardinal Park.

Louisville rallied for a last-minute, 5-4 victory over UCLA in the snow in last year's NCAA quarterfinals. The Cardinals lost to Akron in the Division I title game.

UCLA, with a sophomore-heavy squad expected to contend for a fourth national title -- and its first since 2002 -- were in a hole almost from the start. Ryan Hollingshead's attempt to head a sixth-minute Kenney Walker cross back to Bruins goalkeeper Brian Rowe failed, with the ball bouncing into the net.

Rolfe's strike in the 47th minute put the game out of reach. UCLA struggled to create opportunities against the Louisville defense and managed just two shots on target, both handled easily by Andre Boudreaux.

LMU DROPS OPENER: Chris Bettencourt's goal three minutes into overtime spoiled No. 19 Loyola Marymount's opener, giving Sacramento State a 1-0 triumph over the Lions for the third straight year. LMU outshot the Hornets, 17-8, and took 11 corner kicks but couldn't find the net.

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