SPORTSCOPE : Cal Poly Pomona Women Open Volleyball Season

The Cal Poly Pomona women’s volleyball team, ranked No. 17 in NCAA Division II by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn., will open its 1990 season by playing in the Christ College Tournament on Friday and Saturday in Irvine.

The tournament will also mark the debut of first-year Coach Gene Krieger, who developed a top National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics women’s volleyball program at Cal Baptist in Riverside. He will inherit a Pomona squad that finished 16-18 and was 4-8 in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. last season.

Pomona will open tournament pool play against Mt. Saint Mary’s at 2:30 p.m. Friday before facing Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State San Bernardino later in the day. The Broncos also meet Alaska-Fairbanks and Point Loma Nazarene in pool play Saturday.

The top teams will advance to the semifinals at 3 p.m. Saturday and the championship match is at 6:45.


The Broncos will be led by left side hitters Jody Fee and Dina Gutierrez, right side hitter Alicia Burns and middle hitter Linda Tschasar.

Brian Wiesner will open his first season as coach of the Cal Poly Pomona men’s soccer team when the Broncos play host to Sonona State at 8 p.m. Saturday at Kellogg Field in Pomona.

Wiesner, who also coaches the Pomona women’s squad, will take over a men’s team that finished 4-14-1 last season and 2-8 in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn.

The Broncos return 12 lettermen, including senior forward Steve Bayer and sophomore forward Carlo Casella. Bayer was the team’s second-leading scorer last season with three goals and two assists and Casella scored three goals.


The Pomona women also open their season with a game against Sonoma State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Kellogg Field. Pomona, which finished 8-10-2 last season, has 11 players returning, including senior midfielder Amy Johnson.

Bosco Tech High has named John Castelli, who has coached the school’s freshmen basketball team the past seven years, as its athletic director.

Castelli replaces William Nuanes, who resigned to devote more time to coaching the varsity basketball team. Nuanes had been coach and athletic director the past two years.

Castelli is a graduate of Bosco Tech and Cal State Los Angeles and played for Bosco Tech in 1961 and 1962.