COLLEGE: Farran, CSUN knock off L.B.

Heidi Farran's goal in the 89th minute sent Cal State Northridge to a 1-0 upset of No. 22 Long Beach State, with the Matadors surging atop the Big West Conference women's soccer standings.

Farran (San Pedro/San Pedro HS) fired home with 97 seconds remaining in regulation after Katie Russ (Canyon Country/Canyon HS) headed along a throw-in from Chloe McDaniel (Palmdale/Quartz Hill HS).

Long Beach State (10-4-1) had won six in a row and led the Big West with a 3-0 mark, but the loss drops the 49ers one point behind the Matadors (5-7-2) and UC Irvine, which are 3-1-1. Long Beach visits Irvine on Sunday.

Northridge has won three of its last four games.

In other women's action:

  • Elizabeth Eddy (Newport Beach/Newport Harbor HS) tallied in the fifth minute, and USC ended an eight-game losing streak and claimed its first Pacific 12 Conference victory in a 1-0 encounter at Washington. The Women of Troy (4-11-0), who are 1-5 in the Pac-12, benefited from solid defense backed up by freshman goalkeeper Carley Pennington (Rancho Cucamonga/St. Lucy's Priory HS), who got the shutout in her college debut.

  • No. 6 UCLA (10-1-3) dictated play and ran up a 29-8 advantage in shots but couldn't find the net, and the scoreless draw at Washington State extended the Bruins' winless streak to three games. The Cougars (10-4-2) moved ahead of UCLA in the Pac-12 standings at 4-1-1. The Bruins are 3-1-2.

  • Cami Privett and UCLA transfer Natalia Ledezma (La Mirada/La Mirada HS) assisted each other's second-half goals to carry UC Irvine (10-3-2) to a 2-1 win at Cal State Fullerton (6-7-2).

  • Darien Pyka (Anaheim/Canyon HS) scored just before halftime, Brianne Medved just after the break, and Loyola Marymount (7-5-1) picked up its first West Coast Conference victory, a 2-1 triumph at St. Mary's.

  • Andrea Morales scored four minutes into overtime to lift UC Riverside (7-6-0) to a 2-1 Big West victory Thursday over Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

  • Gabbi Seagall (Irvine/Tarbut V'Torah HS) tallied four minutes into overtime, and Cal State L.A., No. 20 in the NCAA Division II rankings, extended its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 1-0 triumph at No. 6 UC San Diego (8-1-4). UCSD leads the Golden Eagles by one point in the California Collegiate Athletic Association's South Division standings.

  • Cal Poly Pomona (7-3-3) surrendered two goals in the final 5½ minutes and dropped a 2-1 CCAA decision to visiting Cal State Stanislaus. Karli Nestler netted the winner with 34 seconds to go in regulation.

  • Carissa Kutkowski scored early, Casey Hirsch (Yorba Linda/Esperanza HS) tallied late, and Cal State San Bernardino (7-5-1) claimed a 2-0 CCAA win over visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills (6-6-1).

MEN: LMU tops Santa Clara in OT

John McFarlin's goal 6½ minutes into overtime lifted Loyola Marymount to a 1-0 victory over visiting Santa Clara, giving the Lions back-to-back West Coast Conference victories after a seven-game losing streak.

McFarlin, a freshman from Santa Rosa, headed home a cross from Tyler Krumpe (Torrance/West Torrance HS) after a through ball from Artur Jozkowicz (Santa Monica/Santa Monica HS).

LMU (4-9-0) and Santa Clara (6-4-3), both 2-3 in the WCC, played more than a half down a man. Lions defender Craig Nitti (Calabasas/Crespi Carmelite HS) and Santa Clara's Erik Hurtado were red-carded in the final minute of the first half. There were 35 fouls called, and a half-dozen players were cautioned.

In other men's action:

  • No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (8-4-1) fell to 2-3 in Big West play as Patrick Sigler's penalty kick with 26 seconds remaining in regulation carried Cal Poly to a 2-1 win in front of 11,075 fans in San Luis Obispo. Sam Garza gave the Gauchos an early lead, but Cameron Walters' 79th-minute header pulled the Mustangs (6-5-2) even. Sigler scored after a sprinting Kyle Montgomery was upended by Peter Schmetz, a call that led to two red cards.

  • German freshman Timo Schwar scored in the fifth minute and set up Finnish junior Antti Arvola in the 14th to start No. 13 Cal State L.A. (8-1-4) toward a 4-2 CCAA win at UC San Diego.

  • Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS and Cerritos College) netted his 12th goal of the year and Jonathan Enns and Ricardo Reyes (Hawthorne/Hawthorne HS and Cerritos College) contributed goals and assists as CCAA South Division leader Cal Poly Pomona (9-3-1) routed Cal State Stanislaus, 3-0.

  • Freshman Juan Quinonez (Inglewood/Amino Leadership HS) assisted the equalizer by Josh Walker (San Bernardino/San Gorgonio HS) equalizer, then netted the winner as Cal State Dominguez Hills (9-3-1) rallied from an early deficit for a 3-1 CCAA win at Cal State San Bernardino (5-8-0).

  • Mauricio Alfonso (Woodland Hills/Loyola HS) scored in the 64th to lift Chapman (8-3-1) to a 2-1 win at Wis.-Whitewater.


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Cal Poly 2 (Walters 79, Sigler pen. 90), UC Santa Barbara 1 (Garza 12)

Cal Poly Pomona 3 (Gonzalez 3, Reyes 5, Enns 14), Cal State Stanislaus 0

Cal State San Bernardino 1 (Esqueda 10), Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (Walker 51, Quinonez 66, Vasquez 84)

Loyola Marymount 1 (McFarlin 97), Santa Clara 0, OT

Soka 2 (Ocampo 4, Bower 50), Cal State San Marcos 3 (Brunsell 10, Kaiser 65, 87)

UC San Diego 2 (Bagheri 40, Haroush 87), Cal State L.A. 4 (Schwar 5, Arvola 14, Sandoval 34, Payne 67)

Wis.-Whitewater 1 (Kron 25), Chapman 2 (Murray 19, Alfonso 64)



Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Tasbihchi 23), Cal State Stanislaus 2 (Barlow 85, Nestler 90)

Cal State Fullerton 1 (West 27), UC Irvine 2 (Privett 60, Ledezma 75)

Cal State Northridge 1 (Farran 89), Long Beach State 0

Cal State San Bernardino 2 (Kutkowski 11, Hirsch 78), Cal State Dominguez Hills 0

Soka 0, Cal State San Marcos 2 (Searl NA, Skvarna NA)

St. Mary's 1 (Campos 50), Cal State L.A. 2 (Pyka 42, Medved 48)

UC San Diego 0, Cal State L.A. 1 (Seagall 95), OT

Washington 0, USC 1 (Eddy 5)

Washington State 0, UCLA 0, OT


Cal Poly 1 (Farrington 43), UC Riverside 2 (Valencia 4, Morales 95), OT

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