Pepperdine romped past San Francisco in its West Coast Conference women's soccer finale, a not-unexpected outcome, but the more meaningful action was taking place about 125 miles to the south.
The eighth-ranked Waves (15-1-4) claimed their first conference title since 2002 when San Diego routed Santa Clara, 3-0, knocking the seventh-ranked Broncos from the top spot they wrested last weekend from Pepperdine.
San Diego (12-7-0), which was led by three Stephanie Ochs assists, also claimed a share of the crown, but Pepperdine wins the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament after beating the Toreros last month.
Santa Clara (13-2-5) fell to 6-1-1 in WCC play; USD and Pepperdine finished 7-1.
The Waves scored a 4-0 victory over San Francisco in Malibu, with Laura Cole (Whittier/La Habra HS) and Amanda LeCave scoring first-half goals and Karissa Garcia and Michelle Pao tallying after halftime.
In other women's action:
Sydney Leroux scored her 15th and 16th goals and assisted two by freshman Sam Mewis as fourth-ranked UCLA (15-1-3) romped to a 5-2 win over USC (7-13-0) in front of 3,826 at Drake Stadium. Zakiya Bywaters had three assists for the Bruins, who finished second to Stanford in the Pacific 12 Conference.
Heidi Witschi and Natalie Sun scored first-half goals to lead Azusa Pacific (13-2-1), ranked fourth in NAIA, to a 2-1 victory over The Master's (10-9-1) in the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.
Gina Shulte's goal 6½ minutes into overtime led fifth-ranked Point Loma Nazarene (18-1-1), the No. 1 seed, to a 1-0 win over Westmont in a GSAC tournament semifinal. The Sea Lions, from San Diego, will be home against APU in next Friday's final.
Shelby Dunlap's goal three minutes into the second half lifted Chico State (11-5-3), the California Collegiate Athletic Association's North Division titlists, to a 1-0 win over Cal State L.A. (12-4-3), ranked 18th in NCAA Division II, in the CCAA tournament semifinals in Turlock. Tournament host Cal State Stanislaus (10-4-5) stunned No. 7 UC San Diego (13-2-4), the South Division winner, with Karenee Demery scoring and assisting goals in a 2-1 victory. The final is Sunday.
MEN: UCLA wins Pac-12 title
A win Sunday over Stanford will complete a perfect Pacific 12 Conference season for UCLA, which clinched its third conference title in four years with a 2-0 triumph at Cal.
The eighth-ranked Bruins (13-4-1) improved to 9-0 in Pac-12 play behind a defensive effort that denied the struggling Bears a shot on goal.
Eder Arreola (Chino Hills/Chino Hills HS) scored in the 37th minute and Chandler Hoffman scored his team-best 14th goal of the season with 87 seconds to go.
In other men's action:
Ricardo Carrillo tallied twice to lead Portland (9-6-2) to a 3-1 West Coast Conference victory at Loyola Marymount (6-10-1), ending the Lions' five-game unbeaten streak. Galaxy academy product Dylan Seedman (Laguna Niguel/JSerra HS) scored for LMU.
Sam Garza scored 13 seconds into the second half, and Luis Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian HS) netted his 15th goal of the season as No. 17 UC Santa Barbara (13-5-1) beat Cal Poly, 2-0, in front of 13,822 at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos wrapped their Big West Conference schedule in second place but will fall to third if UC Davis beats UC Riverside on Saturday.
Sergio Cedano (Los Angeles/Palmdale HS) scored in the 86th minute to lift Cal State L.A. (13-1-5) to a 2-1 victory over host Cal State Stanislaus (11-6-2) in a CCAA tournament semifinal. Jason Swope also tallied for the Golden Eagles, who played with 10 men after leading scorer Rosario Bras was red-carded in the 37th minute. Bras will miss Sunday's final against Chico State.
Chris Akwaja tallied twice as No. 15 Chico State (13-3-3), seeded first, pulled away to a 3-0 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills (12-5-2) in a CCAA tournament semifinal.
Cal State Stanislaus 1 (Alvarez 68), Cal State L.A. 2 (Swope 25, Cedano 86)
California 0, UCLA 2 (Arreola 37, Hoffman 89)
Chico State 3 (Miranda 54, Akwaja 65, 89), Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
Loyola Marymount 1 (Seedman 27), Portland 3 (Carrillo 13, 75, Evans pen. 58)
UC Santa Barbara 2 (Garza 46, Silva 78), Cal Poly 0
Azusa Pacific 2 (Witschi 8, Sun 27), The Master's 1 (Richards 79)
Cal State L.A. 0, Chico State 1 (Dunlap 48)
Cal State Stanislaus 2 (Scherrer 18, Demery 41), UC San Diego 1 (McTigue 85)
Pepperdine 4 (Cole 19, LeCave 40, Garcia 55, Pao 89), San Francisco 0
Point Loma Nazarene 1 (Shulte 97), Westmont 0, OT
UCLA 5 (Leroux 21, 54, Mewis 29, 57, Courtnall 34), USC 2 (Johnson 47, Noriega 82)
Home teams listed first