SDSU, UCLA Share Title of Soccer Tournament

The San Diego State men’s soccer team defeated Navy, 2-0, and UCLA tied South Carolina, 0-0, to leave the Aztecs and Bruins tied for the UCLA Met Life tournament championship Sunday in Westwood. SDSU, ranked No. 6 in the nation, tied South Carolina, 0-0, Saturday and UCLA defeated Navy, 2-0, giving both schools 1-0-1 records for the two-day tournament.

Eric Winalda, the tournament’s most valuable player, scored an unassisted goal early in the second half and Kyle Whittemore later added an insurance goal for the Aztecs (13-2-2). Winalda, SDSU’s leading scorer, has 12 goals for the season. Whittemore has 6.

Aztec goalie Bryan Finnerty got his seventh shutout of the season, giving the Aztecs 11 (the school record is 13 set last year). Winalda, Whittemore and Marcelo Balboa were named to the all-tournament team.

With 1 minute 47 seconds remaining in the game, Chris Duke scored on a corner kick from Jason Pearson to give the University of San Diego soccer team (8-6-1) a 1-0 victory over California (5-8-2). Freshman goalie Doug Wedge had 3 saves for USD as the Toreros recorded their second shutout of the week.



Wendy Macpherson of San Diego moved into sixth place after 2 rounds of the $40,000 Lady Fair Lanes Open at Houston. Macpherson trails Betty Morris (fifth place) of Stockton by 33 pins and leader Lisa Wagner of Florida by 191.