UCLA off to Stanford with a tie

UCLA's showdown at Stanford is still on, but the glamor quotient has been dialed down.

The third-ranked Bruins posted their fourth straight shutout but struggled to create an attack and settled for a 0-0 draw Friday at Cal, the first blemish on their Pacific 12 Conference record.

The top-ranked Cardinal is next, in a game Sunday afternoon at 1,900-seat Cagan Stadium on Stanford's campus. The school announced Saturday that no tickets remain.

UCLA (10-0-2) dropped behind Stanford (12-0-1) in the Pac-12 standings. Stanford is 4-0-0 after a 3-0 win Friday over USC, and UCLA is 3-0-1.

Sydney Payne and Rachel Quon scored first-half goals and Natalie Griffen added another in the final minute of the Cardinal's victory over USC (3-10-0). Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe, who played for UCLA's 1990 NCAA men's title-winners, claimed his 200th career victory -- he's 200-69-26 in 14 seasons at St. Mary's and Stanford.

USC has lost seven in a row.

In other women's action:

  • Loyola Marymount (6-5-1) lost in its West Coast Conference opener as Joan Piasta scored an early goal and set up another late to lift San Francisco, 2-1. Etajha Gilmer (Cerritos/Gahr HS) tallied for the Lions.

  • Dana Sanderlin (Upland/Upland HS) tallied in the 20th minute, and UC Irvine (8-3-2), which fell out of the top 25 after a 0-1-1 start to its Big West Conference season, edged visiting UC Santa Barbara, 1-0.

  • Cal State Northridge (3-7-2) dropped its first Big West game, falling to visiting Cal Poly, 2-0, after conceding twice in the final 25 minutes.

  • Norie Pablo, Long Beach State transfer Janet Mendez (Palmdale/Highland HS) and Lisa Ohberg scored goals in the first half-hour as Cal State L.A. (7-2-2), ranked 24th in NCAA Division II, romped, 3-0, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match at Sonoma State.

  • Jessica Murphy (Torrance/West Torrance HS) outshot Humboldt State by herself, 12-9, and scored the only goal in the 49th minute to lead Cal State Dominguez Hills (6-4-12) to a CCAA victory.

  • Jennifer Rivera (Hacienda Heights/Wilson HS and Mt. San Antonio College) pounced on a loose ball in Cal State Monterey Bay's box and finished in the 17th minute to lift Cal Poly Pomona (4-2-3) a 1-0 CCAA victory.

  • Casey Hirsch (Yorba Linda/Esperanza HS) and Brittany Wilding (Rancho Cucamonga/Los Osos HS) scored late goals to lead Cal State San Bernardino (5-5-1) to a 2-1 CCAA win at Cal State Stanislaus, the Coyotes' third straight triumph.

MEN: UCLA routs Washington

Kelyn Rowe and Ryan Hollingshead scored early goals and UCLA romped to a 4-1 victory at Washington, the Bruins' eighth win in the last nine games.

Rowe scored in the 11th minute and Hollingshead in the 22nd, and Eder Arreola (Chino Hills/Chino Hills HS) and Victor Chavez (Fontana/A.B. Miller HS) added second-half goals after Quinton Beasley tallied for the Huskies before halftime.

UCLA (8-3-1), which improved to 3-0-0 in Pacific 12 Conference play, had a man advantage after Ben Fisk's 64th-minute red card.

In other men´s action:

  • Loyola Marymount (2-9-0) dropped its seventh in a row, a 3-2 overtime decision at Gonzaga, to fall to 0-3-0 in the West Coast Conference. Phil Da Silva scored both Lions goals.

  • Dimitri Aurelus and Jordan Rover (Los Alamitos/Los Alamitos HS) scored second-half goals as Cal State Dominguez Hills (8-2-1), No. 24 in the NCAA Division II rankings, rallied for a 2-1 CCAA victory at Humboldt State.

  • Jonathan Enns scored twice in the final 11½ minutes to secure a 4-2 CCAA win for Cal Poly Pomona (7-3-1) at Cal State Monterey Bay.

  • Jason Swope's sixth goal of the season wasn't enough for Cal State L.A. (6-1-4), which conceded an 89th-minute penalty kick and settled for a 1-1 CCAA draw at Sonoma State after Swope hit the crossbar in overtime.


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Arizona Christian 1 (Jones 20), Soka 1 (Ocampo 46), OT

Cal State Monterey Bay 2 (Brixey 77, Perez 84), Cal Poly Pomona 4 (Mejia 67, Perez 70, Enns 80, 90)

Cal State Stanislaus 1 (Velasquez 99), Cal State San Bernardino 0, OT

Gonzaga 3 (Carter 2, Cutter 77, Phillips 95), Loyola Marymount 2 (Da Silva 53, 60), OT

Humboldt State 1 (Hammond 36), Cal State Dominguez Hills 2 (Aurelus 56, Rover 66)

Sonoma State 1 (Davila pen. 89), Cal State L.A. 1 (Swope 71), OT

Washington 1 (Beasley 38), UCLA 4 (Rowe 11, Hollingshead 22, Arreola 63, Chavez 89)



Arizona Christian 0, Soka 3 (Hayashi 43, Orui 48, Ahumada 78)

Aurora (Ill.) 2 (Wolfe 59, 97), Chapman 1 (Molina 2), OT

Cal State Monterey Bay 0, Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Rivera 17)

Cal State Northridge 0, Cal Poly 2 (Kobinski 67, Lancaster 90)

Cal State Stanislaus 1 (Case 50), Cal State San Bernardino 2 (Hirsch 76, Wilding 86)

California 0, UCLA 0, OT

Humboldt State 0, Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 (Murphy 49)

San Francisco 2 (Piasta 5, Moberg 79), Loyola Marymount 1 (Gilmer 85)

Sonoma State 0, Cal State L.A. 3 (Pablo 16, Mendez 26, Ohberg 29)

Stanford 3 (Payne 33, Quon 42, Griffen 90), USC 0

UC Irvine 1 (Sanderlin 20), UC Santa Barbara 0

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