No. 8 Pepperdine rolls in WCC opener

Laura Cole scored midway through the second half and eighth-ranked Pepperdine opened its West Coast Conference campaign with a 1-0 victory Thursday afternoon over visiting San Diego.

The Waves (9-0-4), coming off a 10-day break, limited USD to eight shots while repeatedly testing Toreros goalkeeper Courtney Parsons. Cole (Whittier/La Habra HS) scored in the 68th minute after Michelle Manning (Calabasas/Agoura HS) played her a cross from Lynn Williams.

Pepperdine has a school-record 14-game unbeaten streak after winning its conference opener for the first time in five years.

Loyola Marymount (6-4-1) begins its WCC schedule Friday night at San Francisco.

In other women´s action:

  • Lisa Kemp scored twice and assisted another goal as UC Davis spoiled UC Riverside's Big West opener with a 4-1 victory in the Inland Empire. Vanessa Ybarra (Murrieta/Vista Murrieta HS) avoided the shutout, scoring in the final seconds for the Highlanders (5-6-1).

In men´s action:

  • Drew Williams drew and then converted a ninth-minute free kick to lift Seattle Pacific to a 1-0 win over Cal Baptist (6-4-0) in Phoenix.


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Cal Baptist 0, Seattle Pacific 1 (Williams 9)

La Sierra 4 (Padilla 32, Escamilla 50, Boanken 57, Sierra 81), Caltech 0

Westmont 0, The Master's 0, OT



Pepperdine 1 (Cole 68), San Diego 0

UC Riverside 1 (Ybarra 90), UC Davis 4 (Lott 25, Kemp 43, 62, Kelly 69)

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