COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Irvine Women Run to Title in Riverside

Senior Traci Goodrich led UC Irvine to a first-place finish Saturday in the women's competition at the UC Riverside Invitational cross-country meet.

Goodrich covered the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes 47 seconds, 12 seconds behind winner Chris Morgan of Nike West and two behind runner-up Rebecca Kopchik of Occidental.

Sophomore Josephine Yaba (seventh, 18:28) and freshman Laura Monson (ninth, 18:40) were also among the top 10 for Irvine, which scored 62 points. Nike West was second with 87.

Genevieve Graff-Ermeling of Concordia was fourth in 17:53, and her team was 16th. Southern California College was 13th.

In the men's race, Irvine scored 133 points in the overall competition for third behind Nike West (90) and Riverside Community College (120).

Senior Dan Galindo was Irvine's top runner, finishing 11th in 26:18 for five miles. Steve Frisone, running unattached, was first in 25:03.

Southern California College was 18th.

In Golden State Athletic Conference men's soccer:

Azusa Pacific 3, Concordia 1--Todd Gibson recorded the first goal of the season for Concordia in the 52nd minute, giving the Eagles their first lead of the year. But it was short-lived as Jayden Morrison scored for Azusa Pacific in the 72nd minute to tie it, and Jose Perez scored the go-ahead goal two minutes later.

Chris Cole scored again for Azusa Pacific in the 81st minute as Concordia lost its seventh consecutive game.

In nonconference water polo:

USC 6, UC Irvine 4--Marc Hunt and Kurt Edler each scored two goals for No. 7-ranked Irvine, which fell to 5-4. No. 2 USC improved to 6-1.

In Big West Conference women's volleyball:

Nevada 3, Cal State Fullerton 0--Fullerton lost for the 11th time, 15-7, 15-9, 15-8. Jennifer White had 14 kills for Nevada (8-4, 1-3). Jennifer Lipski and Heidi Robertson each had eight kills for Fullerton.

In nonconference men's soccer

The Master's 5, Southern California College 3 (OT)--Southern California led, 2-1, at halftime on two goals by Lance Barker, but The Master's scored the first two goals of the second half to lead by one.

SCC's Nguyen Tran tied it with less than a minute remaining in regulation on a penalty kick, but The Master's scored in each half of overtime to seal the victory.

Chapman 4, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 0--Armando Orizaba scored twice and Craig Bennett made six saves for Chapman as the Panthers ran their record to 7-2-2.

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