College Roundup: VU eliminated in first round at NAIA tourney


Georgetown (Ky.) 70, Vanguard 68

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Senior Paige Halberg made a three-pointer with seven seconds left to pull the Lions even at 68-68, but freshman Dev King made two free throws with three seconds left for the difference in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament at the Frankfort Convention Center on Wednesday.

The loss, the second-straight first-round setback for Vanguard in the 32-team national tournament, in which the Lions were making their 11th straight appearance, ends the Lions' season.

Vanguard (23-7) was ranked No. 12 in the final NAIA regular-season poll.

Halberg had 18 points and junior Esther Timmermans chipped in 12 points and 16 rebounds for Coach Russ Davis' Lions.

Vanguard, which shot 28.6% from three-point range (six for 21) and missed seven of its 13 foul shots, led, 60-52, with 4:36 remaining.

Georgetown (22-9), ranked No. 19 in the final regular-season poll, was 10 for 28 from three-point range (35.7%).

Georgetown had 15 turnovers, four more than Vanguard, but the Tigers posted a 51-38 rebounding advantage, including 16 off the offensive glass.



UC Irvine def. Cal State Northridge

NORTHRIDGE — Senior opposite Carson Clark hammered 17 kills, leading the top-ranked Anteaters to a 27-25, 25-14, 25-23 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win on Wednesday.

Kevin Tillie and Jeremy Dejno each finished with 11 kills apiece for UCI (17-3, 13-3 in MPSF), which has reeled off eight straight victories.

The Anteaters hit a season-high .500.

UCI plays at ninth-ranked Long Beach State on Saturday.



Orange Empire Conference meet

SAN MARCOS — Chris Cochran became the medalist after shooting one-under-par 71 and helped the Pirates finish first with 372 Wednesday at Twin Oaks Golf Course.

Kyle Frane, Jaime Moreno and Marcus Mercado-Kiel each shot 75 and Mike Squillace shot 76 for OCC, which is 27-1 after the fourth of eight OEC meets.

Saddleback (377), Palomar (378), Cypress (382), Cuyamaca (383), Santiago Canyon (387), Riverside (392) and Irvine Valley (414) finished behind the Pirates.

OCC plays at Santa Ana Country Club on Wednesday in an OEC meet.



UC Irvine 6, Colorado State 1

IRVINE — Kristina Smith and Franziska Goettsching won in singles and doubles to pace the hosts in the nonconference match Wednesday.

Smith posted a straight-set triumph at No. 1 singles and teamed with Goettsching to earn an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.

Goettsching topped her No. 4 singles foe, 6-2, 6-2, to help UCI improve to 10-5.

The Rams are 3-7.

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