Briefs: McBean scores in debut

Jack McBean, a former Corona del Mar High standout who signed with the Los Angles Galaxy in January at age 16, scored his first goal in his Major League Soccer debut Sunday in Houston.

McBean, a forward who converted an assist from Chad Barrett in the 88th minute of a 3-1 loss to the Dynamo, becomes the youngest player to score for the Galaxy.

The Newport Beach resident, who has played in MLS Reserve League games, made his first MLS start, as the Galaxy used its regular-season finale as an opportunity to rest players for the playoffs.

— From staff reports

UCI duo honored

UC Irvine sophomore forward Natalia Ledezma and senior defender Sarah Devine have been named Big West Conference Players of the Week in women's soccer.

Ledezma, who had three goals in Sunday's 4-0 road win at Cal State Northridge, repeats as the conference's top offensive player.

She has seven goals and two assists in her last three games.

Devine earned top defensive honors. In addition to helping produce the shutout as an inside defender, she had an assist Sunday.

UCI is 12-3-2, 5-1-1 in conference


— From staff reports

Former 'Eaters shine

Former UC Irvine All-Americans Ryan Bailey, Tim Hutten and Jeff Powers continue to provide scoring punch for the U.S. men's water polo team, which is 2-0 at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Hutten has six goals in two games, while Bailey has five. Team USA defeated Venezuela, 16-3, in group play Sunday and topped Brazil, 8-5, Monday.

Powers has four goals in two games.

— From staff reports

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