Lexi Kopf tallied twice and 23rd-ranked UC Irvine pulled out a hard-fought 3-1 triumph Thursday night over national powerhouse Portland in front of record 1,611 at Anteater Stadium.
Kopf (La Habra/Sonora HS) scored in the 22nd and 50th minutes to lead the Anteaters (6-2-1), who had dropped out of the top 15 during a three-game winless skid. The victory followed back-to-back losses to No. 1 Stanford and St. Mary's.
All-American CoCo Goodson tallied in the 87th minute, from the second assist of the night by UCLA transfer Natalia Ledezma (La Mirada/La Mirada HS), moments after committing the foul that led to the Pilots' goal, on Amanda Frisbie's penalty kick.
Portland, off to its worst start in years, fell to 4-5-1.
In other women´s action:
Cal State L.A. transfer Ann Marie Tangorra (Arcadia/Arcadia HS) assisted Rebecca Wilson near the end of the first half and scored her fourth of the year 45 seconds into the second half to lead Cal State Fullerton (5-4-1) to a 2-0 win over visiting San Diego.
Gabriela Valles scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season and Lauren Skachenko (Chino Hills/Ayala HS and Cal Poly Pomona), who this week succeeded Valles as the Golden State Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week, added a goal and an assist as Vanguard (7-0-0) romped, 8-0, over visiting Marymount (3-5-0). The Lions outshot their guests, 30-2, and scored seven first-half goals.
Loren Kortizija (Costa Mesa/Marina HS and Orange Coast College) tallied in the 81st minute to lead Concordia (8-1-0), the No. 6 team in the NAIA rankings, to a 1-0 win at No. 9 Cal State San Marcos.
Madi Shove had a goal and an assist, and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (2-1-2) tallied twice in the first 13 minutes en route to a 3-1 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory at Claremont Colleges rival Pomona-Pitzer (4-2-0).
Fionna Connolly netted a hat trick and added an assist as Redlands (2-2-1) scored an 8-0 SCIAC victory over Whittier (0-6-0).
Alex Nicholson's overtime goal lifted Occidental (1-4-0) past La Verne (2-3-2) in a SCIAC thriller.
MEN: Caltech wins! On the road!
Caltech, known for its brainpower but not so much for athletics, pulled off an upset, rallying for a 2-1 SCIAC victory at winless Cal Lutheran.
Theodore Wilkening and Mitchel Arene scored goals 33 seconds apart in the second half and goalkeeper Wesley Swank made six saves to lead the Beavers (1-4-0).
The Pasadena school, one of the nation's premier universities, won twice last year (over Pomona-Pitzer and La Sierra) and in 2009 (over Occidental and La Sierra) but were 7-91-2 over five-plus seasons before the win in Thousand Oaks. Caltech beat Cal Lutheran in 2008 and had last won a road game in October 2007, at Whittier.
Cal Lutheran fell to 0-5-0.
In other men´s action:
Pat Roraff (Redlands/Redlands East Valley HS) scored in overtime to send Redlands (4-3-0) to a 1-0 win at Whittier (2-4-0) and atop the SCIAC standings at 2-0-0.
Michael Ceragioli and Lawrence McDonald scored goals, and Pomona-Pitzer (3-3-0) pulled off a 2-0 SCIAC upset at archrival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (4-2-0).
Daniel Watson scored and assisted goals to lead Occidental (2-3-0) to a 3-1 SCIAC win over visiting La Verne (1-4-0).
Cal Lutheran 1 (Kurzon 14), Caltech 2 (Wilkening 62, Arene 63)
Cal State San Marcos 0, Concordia 1 (Anaya 74)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0, Pomona-Pitzer 2 (Ceragioli 2, McDonald 79)
Occidental 3 (Schwab 37, Kornfield 55, Watson 66), La Verne 1 (Lepe 76)
Whittier 0, Redlands 1 (Roraff 94), OT
Cal Baptist 2 (Schmit 3, Salazar 62), Notre Dame de Namur 1 (Yniguez 30)
The Master's 3 (Hoeft 56, Gautrat 67, 74), Bethesda Christian 1 (Choo 78)
Soka 1 (Takahata 59), San Diego Christian 1 (Picou 26), OT
Chapman 4 (O'Brien 37, Echeverry 69, Schmidt 77, Taschner 79), Cal Lutheran 0
Cal State Fullerton 2 (Wilson 39, Tangorra 46), San Diego 0
UC Irvine 3 (Kopf 22, 50, Goodson 88), Portland 1 (Frisbie pen. 86)
Vanguard 8 (Holman-Kelley 4, Valles 14, 24, Skachenko 20, Sanchez 37, Koide 38, Okida 44, Rucireta 55), Marymount 0
Cal State San Marcos 0, Concordia 1 (Kortizija 81)
La Verne 2 (Roche 17, Molina 32), Occidental 3 (Minamishin 11, Martin 66, Nicholson 97), OT
Pomona-Pitzer 1 (Edmonds 80), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3 (Belanger 6, Shove 13, Moller 85)
Redlands 8 (Connolly 10, 15, 57, Lasher 34, Van Vuren 41, Rivera 52, Benenati 63, Bales 87), Whittier 0
Biola 3 (Cabuling 16, Dalla Zanna 87, Austin 88), Marymount 0
Cal Baptist 3 (Allard 10, Nicassio 34, da Silva pen. 43), Notre Dame de Namur 3 (Biser 4, Huerta 13, Castellanos 63), OT
Soka 0, San Diego Christian 5 (Waggoner 26, 72, Jasper 60, 75, Jarosin 76)
Chapman 2 (Molina 5, Evans 89), Cal Lutheran 3 (Casas 8, Will 33, 74)
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