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Aztec Women Top UCSB in Volleyball

The 14th-ranked San Diego State women’s volleyball team defeated 19th-ranked UC Santa Barbara, 16-14, 15-2, 15-7 in a Big West Conference match at Peterson Gym Wednesday night.

The Aztecs (6-2, 1-0) scored 15 consecutive points in the second game and were never again challenged by the Gauchos (4-4, 0-1).

SDSU got a team-leading 12 kills from Jackie Mendez, 11 from Carolyn Kaspar and 9 from Kim Washington.

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Youth hasn’t kept the Point Loma Nazarene College men’s soccer team from getting off to a fast start. Despite having just one senior member, Point Loma improved its record to 3-0 with a 2-0 victory over host Redlands (0-2).

Steve Cokkinnis scored 20 minutes into the match and Abdessamad Yahi added another goal in the 68th minute. Point Loma plays host to Loyola Marymount Friday.

University of San Diego got a header from Mike Brille 39 seconds into the second overtime period to lead the host Toreros past Cal State Fullerton, 2-1.

Leo Ronces opened the scoring at the 41:57 mark, assisted by Brendan Griffin and Andrew Kummer. Fullerton’s Paul Oldham scored the tying goal at 56:34.

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USD goalie Doug Wedge made a diving save to send the ball into overtime, deflecting a 12-foot shot from Steve George that was headed for the lower left corner of the goal.

Brille’s game-winner came after Kummer’s shot was deflected by the Fullerton goalie.


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