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COLLEGE: UC Irvine falls in overtime

11/21/2010

UC Irvine's finest season in women's soccer came to a half Saturday night with an overtime loss to Washington in the NCAA Division I quarterfinals.

The Anteaters (19-3-2), the second Big West Conference team ever to reach the Sweet 16, struggled to create in a 1-0 defeat on their home field.

Freshman Allie Beahan scored the goal in the 103rd minute, beating UCI goalkeeper Daniele de Seriere from a Sarah Martinez feed. De Seriere (Cerritos/Mayfair HS) made nine saves.

The Anteaters were limited to seven shots, just two on frame, by a Washington defense that shut down high-powered Portland in the second round.

Washington (13-8-2) advances to the final eight for the second time in program history -- the Huskies lost to Princeton in 2004 -- and will play at Boston College (16-6-1) next weekend.

The other quarterfinal scores:

Stanford 3, UCLA 0

Florida State 3, Marquette 0

Boston College 4, West Virginia 0

Georgetown 1, Minnesota 0

Ohio State 3, Virginia 2

Oklahoma State 2, Duke 0

Notre Dame 4, North Carolina 1

VANGUARD TOPS APU -- AGAIN: Kevin Cornwall's bicycle kick nearly eight minutes into overtime lifted Golden State Athletic Conference champion Vanguard (14-7-0, but 19-1-1 on the field) past Azusa Pacific, 2-1, in the opening round of the NAIA men's tournament.

The Lions, from Costa Mesa, trounced APU in the GSAC tournament championship last weekend. They're the only conference team headed to the final 16 in Orange Beach, Ala., where they will face fourth-seeded Notre Dame (20-0-0), from South Euclid, Ohio, on Nov. 29.

German freshman Oktay Bulut gave 13th-seeded APU (16-4-1) a 26th-minute lead, but Englishman Jack Plummer (Irvine Valley College) pulled Vanguard even in the 83rd. Cornwall's goal was his 16th of the season.

Cal Baptist, the 11th seed, was upset, 3-1, by visiting Holy Names (12-5-2), from Oakland. David Salgueiro (Palmdale/Highland HS and Irvine Valley College) scored for the Lancers (15-5-0).

GSAC WOMEN SWEEP: Third-seeded Azusa Pacific, No. 6 The Master's and No. 11 Cal Baptist, the three GSAC teams in the NAIA women's bracket, advanced to the 16-team national finals that begin Nov. 29 in Decatur, Ala.

APU (17-1-2) dominated William Jessup, 3-0, as Laura Feehs, Natalie Sun and Brittany Flanagan found the net. The Cougars outshot their visitors, from Rocklin (near Sacramento), 31-0, with 16-0 shot-on-goal and 13-1 corner-kick advantages.

The Master's (17-2-2) routed Maine-Fort Kent, 3-0, on goals by Emily Bruton, Alissa Adkins (Lancaster/Desert Christian HS) and Sierra Goff (Canyon Country/Canyon HS). The Mustangs outshot the New Englanders, 30-5.

Cal Baptist (14-5-2) held on for a 3-2 win over Northwood, from Cedar Hill, Texas, as Fabiola da Silva scored her ninth and 10th goals of the season and Kylee Nicassio (Alta Loma/Los Osos HS) netted her 12th.

Cal Baptist and The Master's will meet on Nov. 30 in Alabama, and APU will take on No. 14 Oklahoma City (19-2-1) on Nov. 29.

NIRSA: UC Santa Barbara won the women's championship at the NIRSA club-soccer finals in Phoenix, beating Texas on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw after ousting Penn State, 1-0, in the semifinals. UCLA's men reached the consolation final, in which they lost to Minnesota, 1-0.

Other champions: Colorado in the men's championship flight, Arizona State in the women's championship consolation, and Cal Poly (men) and Illinois (women) in the open divisions.