Sockers Are Still Four Short as They Face Roster Deadline

The Sockers on Sunday announced the signing of Scott Geraghty to a developmental contract. Geraghty, 22, a native of Baltimore, will not count against the Sockers’ 16-man roster.

The midfielder caught the attention of Sockers assistant Erich Geyer at the amateur indoor soccer championships in Atlanta and later was invited to tryouts.

The Sockers still are four players under the roster limit of 16 and are facing a Tuesday deadline to complete it.

The Sockers, who open the season Thursday in Dallas, played two exhibitions over the weekend. They beat the Tucson Amigos of the developmental Southwest Independent Soccer League in two scrimmages, 10-1 and 13-1.



San Diego State defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 3-0, in a nonconference match. Jevein Albuquerque scored 11 minutes into the game and it stayed that way until the 75th minute. David Quesada and Bill Demke also scored. Brian Craft-Negrete had two assists, Andy Morrone one. Dan Dalzochio recorded his sixth shutout for SDSU (10-1-2). Bakersfield is 8-5-2.

Ola Tuntland scored with 13:53 left to lift the University of San Francisco over University of San Diego, 2-1, in a West Coast Athletic Conference match. Freshman defender Steve Shipley gave USD (5-9-0, 1-3-0) the lead 27 minutes into the game, but USF (14-2-0, 3-0-0) tied it 4 1/2 minutes later on a penalty kick.

Chris Romey, Chris Hanssen and Brad Gerhardt scored goals to lead visiting UC San Diego to a 3-0 victory over Claremont-Mudd College. Goalies Michael Madden and Jed Brintzenhoff combined for the shutout.


Mike Alberts, Marc Schnapper and Brian Bradbury had assists for the Tritons (10-4). Claremont-Mudd is 9-4-1.


Escondido’s Robert Turina had the fastest time, 37:41, to win the Palomar Hill Climb on Palomar Mountain. The riders ascended 2,450 feet in elevation over 6.3 miles. Fountain Valley’s Ed Jenkins (40:29) was second. Stephen Roehrs of Imperial Beach was third overall (40:44) but first in the Masters 30-plus race.


Colorado scored an 863 to win the Stanford Cardinal Golf Invitational at the par 71 Stanford Golf Course. SDSU was 14th at 905 and USD was 22nd at 955. The best local finisher was SDSU’s Tim Todd, whose 222 tied him for 21st.


The Sweetwater Dolphins, selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to represent the United States at the Scottish Junior Nationals, won the team title in Glasgow, Scotland. Amy McDaniel won the solo competition. Emily Marsh and Jolie Taylor took second in the duet competition, and Amber McDaniel and Tammy Taylor were third.

Other team members on Julie Howell’s team included Charlotte Gregson, Clara Schovanec, Tania Guzman, Shannon Cremer, and Ann-Marie Kimbell.