Branko Segota called the Sockers Friday and said he’s on his way to San Diego, and the team announced it had come to terms with backup goalkeeper Victor Nogueira for the 1988-89 season.
Nogueira, 29, played with the Cleveland Force last season but injured a tendon in his ankle during a game against the Sockers in March. He has been working out with the Sockers the past 2 weeks, but there was some question whether he would be able to play this season.
Socker President Ron Cady said the team’s deal with Nogueira could be voided if he reinjures the ankle before Jan. 1. Other terms were not announced.
Segota and Cady agreed to a contract 2 weeks ago, but there has been concern lately over the player’s whereabouts. But Segota called from Amsterdam Friday and said he’s on his way to Toronto. His next stop, Cady said, will be in San Diego to join the team.
The Sockers have 16 players signed--Segota would make 17--and have until next Friday to sign one more player and round out the roster. That player could be All-Star Steve Zungul, who met with Coach Ron Newman in Tacoma this week.
Steve Robertson scored with 6 minutes remaining to give Santa Clara a 2-1 men’s victory over the University of San Diego at USD. Jason Pearson scored for USD (9-7-1). Santa Clara is 11-2-4.
Joann Walker of San Diego State and Yuri Maeda of U.S. International University were tied for 20th after the first round of the Stanford Women’s Invitational on the par-73 Stanford course. Walker and Maeda both shot 76. Pat Hurst of San Jose State is the leader at 71. USC and San Jose State are first at 301. SDSU and the University of New Mexico are tied for 12th at 319, and USIU is 16th at 322.
The San Diego Mesa Community College men’s team defeated Grossmont, 18-45, at Lake Murray, handing the Foothillers their first loss in 12 years. Carter Yarborough, who finished first on the 4-mile course in 20:40, and second-place Clark Sandknop (20:42) led Grossmont.
Host UC San Diego leads the 5-team, round-robin format UCSD Mizuno Tournament with a 2-0 record. The Tritons defeated Grand Canyon College, 15-4, 15-8, 14-16, 10-15, 15-3, and the University of LaVerne, 15-9, 15-4, 15-10, and is the only undefeated team. Diana Klintworth led UCSD (26-8) with 22 kills. Play resumes at 9 a.m. today.
Connie Navarro had 16 kills, but Point Loma Nazarene (11-19, 1-12) dropped a Golden State Athletic Conference match to visiting Westmont College, 15-5, 15-12, 15-8. Westmont College is 24-5 and 11-2.