Cari Young had 21 points and 14...

Cari Young had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Lisa Beaver added 15 points and 11 rebounds as UCSD (19-4) defeated La Verne, 63-47, for its 13th consecutive victory. The Tritons, ranked fifth in the Division III Western Division, still need to win their final three games to be assured of a berth in the playoffs.


Tony Moeder was two for four in the University of San Diego’s 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount at Cunningham Stadium in a West Coast Conference game. James Ferguson (1-1) allowed five hits, struck out one and walked two in nine innings for USD (3-5-1, 2-2). USD will meet LMU (6-6, 2-2) for a doubleheader today at 11 a.m.

The Masters College came back from a two-run deficit and scored four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat Point Loma Nazarene, 8-6, in a nonconference game. Rich Miller had two doubles for PLNC (6-2). Russ Henzie hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning for The Masters (2-3).


UC San Diego collected its first victory of the season by defeating visiting Occidental, 2-1. Pitcher Brent Hansen (1-1) went the distance for UCSD, allowing five hits, striking out eight and walking three. Karl Friedl was three for four and Anthony Sanchez was two for four with an RBI for UCSD (1-3). Occidental fell to 0-4.

San Diego State fell to San Jose State, 6-3, after a disastrous four-run fourth inning in which losing pitcher Rick Navarro gave up home runs to Steve Anderson and Matt Nuez. The Aztecs (5-3) were staked to a 3-0 lead after a three-run second inning sparked by Brad Gennaro’s two-run homer. The three-game series with the Spartans (4-3) continues today at 5 p.m. at Smith Field.


Gerry Goldstein’s 24 kills paced UCSD to a 15-9, 16-14, 13-15, 17-15 Pacific Coast Volleyball Conference victory over Menlo College. Rob Crotty added 20 kills for the Tritons (3-6, 3-2). Menlo fell to 8-6, 0-3.



Fifteenth-ranked SDSU was defeated by top-ranked Stanford, 8-1, in a nonleague match at Stanford. SDSU’s lone win came from Sue Hawke and Claire Bateman, who defeated Kate Rolley and Kylie Johnson, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.

SDSU is 0-4. All four of its opponents have been ranked in the top 13.