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College Roundup: UCI women’s water polo wins Big West tourney title


UC Irvine 8, Long Beach State 7 (OT)

DAVIS – Senior Kelsey Thornton scored the game-winner in sudden-death overtime to give the top-seeded, No. 6-ranked Anteaters their sixth Big West Conference Tournament title on Sunday at UC Davis.

Junior Mary Brooks led UCI (23-6) with four goals and had 10 goals in two games to earn tournament MVP honors.


Annika Nelson matched her career high with 15 saves, while Cambria Shockley had one goal and four steals to help UCI extend its winning streak to 14.

Thornton had two goals, two steals and one assist.

UCI is the No. 4 seed in the NCAA championship, May 12-14, in Indianapolis.

Coach Dan Klatt’s ’Eaters meet No. 5-ranked Cal (15-9) in a quarterfinal on May 12 at 10:45 a.m. PT.



Cal State Bakersfield 5, UC Irvine 4

BAKERSFIELD — Ryan Fitzpatrick went two for four with one run batted in and Keston Hiura homered and drove in two for the visiting Anteaters in the nonconference game Tuesday.

UCI fell to 16-26.

The Roadrunners are 23-17.

UC Irvine 12, Cal State Fullerton 4

FULLERTON — Ryan Fitzpatrick hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the visiting Anteaters in the Big West Conference game Sunday.

Adam Alcantara was three for five with two RBIs and two runs for the winners, who improved to 16-25, 3-9 in conference.


Jordan Bocko pitched seven solid innings to earn his first win in five decisions this season.

Corona del Mar High product Hunter Cullen hit a solo home run for the Titans, his third of the season.

Fullerton fell to 25-16, 8-4.

Cal State Fullerton 3, UC Irvine 2 (14 innings)

FULLERTON — The visiting Anteaters led, 1-0, and 2-1, before the two teams played eight scoreless innings in the Big West Conference game Saturday.

The Titans scored the game-winner on a wild pitch to give former Orange Coast College pitcher Jack Pabich his first win of the season. Pabich allowed one hit in two scoreless innings.

Louis Raymond (one earned run on six hits over eight innings) and Calvin Faucher (three shutout innings with just one hit) pitched well for UCI.

Parker Coss was two for three with one run batted in to pace UCI’s eight-hit attack.



Vanguard 4, Hope International 0

Vanessa Dwyer pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the No. 14-ranked and No. 1-seeded Lions in the opening round of the five-team Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Vanguard.

Payton Ross and Kim Estes had two hits apiece and Kaitlin Estes had two runs batted in for the winners (43-12), who advance to the winner’s bracket semifinal on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m.

Dwyer is 17-6.

HIU fell to 30-16 and continued in the double-elimination format.


State championships

OJAI — Orange Coast College sophomore Clarisa Colling reached the singles final and teamed with Karen Trinh to reach the doubles semifinals on Sunday at the Ojai Valley Tennis Club.

Colling defeated Irvine Valley’s Sarah Mae Garcia, 6-1, 6-0, in the semifinals, but fell to defending state champion Danielle Gallardo of San Diego Mesa, 7-5, 6-1, in a rematch of the 2016 state final.

Coling and Trinh, the No. 3 doubles duo, topped the No. 2-seeded pair from Modesto, 7-5, 6-2, to reach the semifinal, in which the Pirates were edged, 6-2, 1-6, 10-6 in the super tiebreaker by eventual champions Myra jovic and Abby Mullins of Santa Monica College.

Colling was 25-2 in singles this season and along with Trinh posted a 26-3 doubles record.

Trinh, the Orange Empire Conference singles champion, was 24-3 in singles this season.

Colling won the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn. Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award.

Trinh was named ITA Most Improved Sophomore of the Year.

OCC Coach Chris Ketcham was named state coach of the year after leading the Pirates to a 19-2 record and the program’s first state team title since 2006.


Orange Empire Conference championships

RIVERSIDE — Orange Coast College sophomore Alyssa Allen led the Pirates to a second-place team finish at the meet concluded Saturday at Riverside City College.

Allen won the 800 meters in two minutes, 20.62 seconds, and the 1,500 in 4:44.

She was third in the 5,000 in 19:14.88 and fourth in the 10,000 in 43:09.89.

OCC’s Mychal Robinson won the 100 hurdles (14.63 seconds) and was third in the 400 hurdles (1:08.69), while Monica Ayala was second in the 400 in 1:01.67 and third in the long jump (16 feet, 5½ inches).

Lauren Delgadillo was second in the long jump (16-6¾) and OCC teammate Maddy Carbajal was third in the javelin (99-1¼).

OCC was second in the 400 and 1,600 relay events.

The Pirates 138 points were bettered only by Riverside (408).

OCC competes in the Southern California preliminaries beginning Friday. The SoCal finals are scheduled May 13 at San Bernardino Valley College.

Golden State Athletic Conference finals

SANTA BARBARA — Lydia Perrigo led performers from Vanguard University at the event completed Friday at Westmont.

Perrigo was second in the hammer throw (147 feet, 3 inches), second in the shotput (41-4¼), and fifth in the discus (103-1). The second-place efforts were both school records.

Ana Flores was second in the high jump (5-1), and Decontee Ayers was third in the 100 meters in 12.59.


Orange Empire Conference finals

RIVERSIDE — Alixander Morse won the decathlon and the 400-meter hurdles, while Danny Dominguez doubled in the 5,000 and 10,000 to lead Orange Coast College to a second-place team finish in the meet completed Saturday at Riverside City College.

Morse amassed 4,932 points in the decathlon, topping all competitors with marks in the 100 (12.67 seconds), the 400 (52.37), 110 high hurdles (16.06) and 1,500 (four minutes, 41.75 seconds).

Morse’s winning time in the 400 hurdles was 55.17 and he was second in the 110 high hurdles (15.31).

Dominguez won the 5,000 in 15:29.04 and the 10,000 in 32:58.49.

OCC’s Austin Brown won the 400 in 48.47, while Gabe Warner was second in the 100 and 200 in 10.75 and 21.63, respectively.

Terrence Chester was third in the 200 in 22.03, while OCC was second in the 400 and 1,600 relays.

The Pirates’ team total of 177.5 was bettered only by Riverside (338).

Golden State Athletic Conference finals

SANTA BARBARA — Vanguard University sophomore multi-event standout Winston Dawson earned Athlete of the Meet honors after scoring 43 points in the meet completed Friday at Westmont.

Dawson’s 43 points included a victory in the 110-meter high hurdles (14.71 seconds) and runner-up finishes in the pole vault (13 feet, 5 inches), and the high jump (6-6¾).

He also ran on victorious 400 and 1,600 relays for the Lions, who scored a program-best 209 points to finish second, its highest placing at the conference meet.

Sophomore Alec Duran was first in the 100 and 200 in 10.85 and 22.08, respectively.

Noah Rogers won the 400 hurdles (55.82) and was third in the long jump (22-0¾), 110 high hurdles (15.14) and the high jump (6-4¾). He was also on the winning 1,600 relay.

Vanguard’s Tyler Moulton won the discus throw (149-10) and was second in the shot put (46-5¼).

Zach Hunt was second in the 5,000 and 10,000 in 15:17.80 and 32:52.98, respectively.


Orange Empire Conference championship

CHINO HILLS — Justin Collins posted a 36-hole total of 148 and Josh McCallum shot 149 to help Orange Coast College finish third in the team standings on Monday at Los Serranos Country Club.

OCC’s total of 769 was bettered by Riverside (733) and Cypress (751).

OCC qualified for the Southern California Regional championship, May 8 at El Camino Country Club in Oceanside.