Los Angeles Soccer: Delaware

COLLEGE: UC Irvine loses NCAA opener

November, 21, 2011
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UC Irvine rallied late to force overtime, but the seventh-ranked Anteaters couldn't stop St. Mary's at the end, dropping a 2-1 decision in their NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament opener Sunday night.

Justin Howard's header nearly 13 minutes into overtime lifted the Gaels (10-6-5) into a third-round clash at Brown (12-4-3), which upset ninth-seeded St. John's.

Riley Hanley scored from a deflected corner kick in the 58th minute to provide a lead for St. Mary's, the West Coast Conference champion. Big West Conference titlist Irvine (16-6-1), which had a first-round bye, pulled even on a finish by Miguel Ibarra (Lancaster/Lancaster HS) in the 84th, his team-best ninth goal of the season.

The decisive goal followed a cleared corner kick that was sent back into the Anteaters' box and was headed about a half-dozen times between the sides before falling to Howard, who nodded it home.

In other men's action:
  • Chandler Hoffman scored in the 83rd minute, his 16th of the season, and goalkeeper Brian Rowe posted his sixth straight shutout to lead No. 4 UCLA (16-4-1) to an NCAA Division I second-round victory over visiting Delaware. The Bruins will be home next Sunday evening at 5 against Rutgers (10-6-4), which toppled fourth-seeded Boston College on penalties.

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COLLEGE: CBU, TMC move on in NCCAA

November, 17, 2011
11/17/11
10:41
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Cal Baptist's men's soccer team is 90 minutes from joining its women at the NCCAA national championships at the end of the month in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Lancers first must get past former Golden State Athletic Conference rival The Master's.

Cal Baptist (14-5-0) and TMC (11-5-3) on Thursday advanced to the West Regional final in the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association's annual tournament with home victories. They'll meet Saturday afternoon in Riverside, with the winner heading to Florida.

The NCCAA tournaments will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Cal Baptist's women won the West Regional last week.

The Lancers, who are wrapping up their first season as an NCAA Division II team, pulled out a 2-1 victory over Trinity Lutheran of Everett, Wash., as Willie Rupert converted his fourth penalty kick of the season in the 83rd minute.

Michael Salazar (Moreno Valley/Canyon Springs HS) drew the penalty as Cal Baptist withstood a physical test from Trinity Lutheran (12-5-1), which was whistled for 22 fouls and received four yellow cards and one red card.

Jonathan Garcia (Long Beach/Millikan HS) gave the Lancers a third-minute lead, but Edwin Aguilar pulled the Eagles even four minutes into the second half.

The Master's routed GSAC foe Hope International, 7-1, in Santa Clarita. Kevin Scheunemann scored twice, Marcelo Silva scored a goal and assisted two more, and Jorge Serrano (Sylmar/Sylmar HS and College of the Canyons) and Joel Peluffo (Newhall/Hart HS) added goals and assists to lead the Mustangs. Fullerton-based Hope's season ended at 7-8-2.

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