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COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Anteaters Win Cross-Country Titles

In their first cross-country meet of the season, UC Irvine’s men’s and women’s teams won titles Saturday at the Fresno State Invitational at Woodward Park.

Sophomore Traci Goodrich won the women’s individual championship, completing the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes 25.3 seconds. Junior Rayna Cervantes, an NCAA All-American last year, finished fourth in 18:06.2.

Three other Irvine women finished among the top 17 while scoring 41 points, to beat runner-up Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (73).

The Irvine men were led by sophomore Rob Price, who finished third on the five-mile course in 25:05.9, 11.6 seconds behind winner Jamie Harris of Fresno State. The Irvine men placed five runners among the top 14, also scoring 41 points to beat host Fresno State (79).

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UC Riverside’s Shannon Winkelman, a Marina High graduate, finished second in 24:59.8.

At the UC Irvine women’s volleyball tournament:

UC Irvine Finishes Third--UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount and Florida State had 2-1 records, but the Anteaters finished third in the round-robin tournament on a tiebreaker based on games won.

Loyola Marymount (6-4) and Florida State each won eight games and UC Irvine seven. Loyola Marymount was awarded the title on the basis of its better winning percentage (.667 to .615).

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UC Irvine (3-3) lost to Loyola Marymount, 15-5, 16-14, 11-15, 16-14, in the final match of the tournament. Anteater senior Dana Chalais had a team-high 13 kills.

Earlier, Wendy Kohler had 16 kills and Chalais 15 in UC Irvine’s 16-18, 15-2, 15-13, 8-15, 15-13 victory over Florida State.

Chalais and Traci Webb were each named to the all-tournament team.

In the Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball tournament:

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Cal State Fullerton Loses in Consolation Final--The Titans (3-9) lost the consolation final to Santa Clara, 15-9, 12-15, 15-3, 15-7, after recording their first victory over California in a consolation second-round game.

Becky Howlett, the only Titan named to the all-tournament team, had 13 kills against the Broncos after a season-high 25 against the Bears. Cal State Fullerton lost its four previous meetings against California.

Cal State Long Beach (8-0) won the championship, defeating Florida, 15-8, 15-7, 15-12, in the final. Antoinnette White, the tournament’s most valuable player, and Danielle Scott each had a match-high 14 kills for the 49ers.

In nonconference men’s soccer:

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Cal State Dominguez Hills 3, Southern California College 1--Sophomore forward Carlos Miramontes scored off a penalty kick with five minutes to play, avoiding the shutout at home as SCC fell to 3-3.

Pomona-Pitzer 5, Christ College Irvine 0--Josh Crawley’s two goals keyed the host Sagehens’ victory as Christ College Irvine fell to 1-3-1.

In nonconference women’s soccer:

Chapman 1, San Francisco State 0--A second-half goal gave the Panthers the victory at San Francisco State.

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