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SportsScope : UCLA, Top Water Polo Team in U.S., Invades Talented Long Beach State

The top-ranked water polo team in the country plays No. 4 Monday when UCLA visits Cal State Long Beach. No. 1 UCLA (10-0) meets the 49ers at the Belmont Plaza Pool at 7 p.m. The Bruins swept to the title of the UC Irvine tournament last week by winning seven consecutive matches. UCLA plays an alumni group Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center pool.

The slumping men’s and women’s soccer teams at Cal State Dominguez Hills have home matches this weekend. The men (3-3) play Biola this afternoon and Grand Canyon College of Arizona on Sunday. Both begin at 3 p.m. The men lost to San Diego State, 3-0, earlier in the week. The injury-plagued women (1-4-1) play the University of Denver on Saturday at noon. The Lady Toros have four starters out with injuries.

Daniel Freeman Hospital will sponsor a free walk-in sports injury clinic every Saturday morning in October from 9 to 11. The clinic will examine recent athletic injuries that “were incurred while participating in an organized school, park or recreation activity,” according to the hospital. The clinic includes free consultations with doctors and technicians. Referrals for testing and therapy will be made, if needed. Students under age 18 must have a note signed by parent or guardian to be examined. Call 823-8911, for more information.

The Loyola Marymount women’s volleyball team is in Washington for the Georgetown Invitational this afternoon. The tournament runs two days. The Lions are 1-6. West Coast Athletic Conference play begins Sunday.

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Volleyball continues to be a sore spot at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Lady Toros are off to a 1-7 start. Dominguez Hills was eliminated in its own tournament last week by Cal Baptist. California Collegiate Athletic Assn. rival Cal State Northridge advanced to the championship round but was beaten by Sacramento State. Five CCAA teams are ranked in the top 20 in the nation. Only Chapman and Dominguez Hills have losing records.

After picking up its first victory of the season, the Loyola Marymount water polo team is preparing for a busy schedule. The Lions meet host Pepperdine this afternoon at 3, then compete Saturday and Sunday in the Whittier College tournament. Loyola plays host to Occidental on Tuesday. The Lions (1-6) got that first win, 9-6, over Pomona-Pitzer last Saturday.

The Loyola Marymount men’s soccer team (1-4-1) got its first goals of the season in a 2-1 victory over Pomona-Pitzer last week. Saturday the team guns for more when it plays host to the University of San Diego at 1 p.m.

The UCLA men’s soccer team takes a three-game winning streak into Sunday’s home match with San Jose State. Game time is 1 p.m.

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