UCLA scored four unanswered goals Wednesday night at Aztec Bowl to deal San Diego State a 4-1 men’s soccer loss and dash the Aztecs’ NCAA playoff hopes.
The Aztecs (10-2-4), who got their goal from Brian Craft-Negrete after UCLA built a 4-0 lead, have been unable to attract national attention despite their record.
The Bruins (14-3-0), ranked 14th, got two goals from Zak Ibsen and one each from Tim Gallegos and Cobi Jones.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
A three-person subcommittee appointed by the San Diego Section on Monday upheld an appeal filed by the Valhalla High School football team, making the Norsemen eligible for the 1991 playoffs.
Valhalla had been banned from the playoffs and had to forfeit one game for violating preseason practice guidelines. The penalties were automatic, according to the Grossmont Conference constitution.
Valhalla had appealed previously to a subcommittee of the Grossmont Conference and to Section Commissioner Kendall Webb but was denied both times.
Although Valhalla is eligible for the playoffs, the committee maintained that Valhalla’s forfeit would stand and the Norsemen will be penalized two practice days before the playoffs begin in 3 1/2 weeks.
“It feels like we got a new life,” Valhalla Coach John Odom said. “I now feel the punishment is suitable to the crime. The CIF saw that this was not an intentional act.
“Now we’ve got to go out and earn our way into the playoffs. We’ve got three big games left. It’s not going to be easy.”