College Roundup: Lions eliminated in first round of GSAC tourney


Hope International 1, Vanguard 0

COSTA MESA — The No. 4-seeded Lions were upset by No. 5 Hope in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Wednesday.

The Royals (11-7-1) scored in the 58th minute.

Goalie Luca Licciardi made six saves for Vanguard (7-9-3).


UC Riverside 4, UC Irvine 3 (OT)

IRVINE — Christopher Santana had one goal and two assists for the Anteaters in the Big West Conference match Wednesday.

Tarek Morad and Thom Moreira also scored for UCI (4-14-1, 1-8-0 in conference).

UC Riverside (10-7-0, 3-6-0) scored the golden goal in the 97th minute.



Orange Coast def. Riverside

RIVERSIDE — Sophomore outside hitter Karlee Riggs recorded 22 kills to lead the undefeated Pirates to a 25-12, 25-22, 25-15 Orange Empire Conference win Wednesday night.

Sophomore middle blocker Morgan Link added 11 kills, sophomore setter Allison Lumsden amassed 45 assists and sophomore Dana Nicholson finished with 15 digs for OCC (16-0, 10-0 in conference), which is ranked No. 2 in the state.

Riverside dropped to 8-9, 3-7.

The Pirates play at Irvine Valley Friday at 6 p.m.



Rainbow Wahine Invitational

Wahiawa, OAHU — Michelle Park finished ninth individually to lead UC Irvine to a fifth-place finish at Leilehua Golf Course Wednesday.

Park paced the Anteaters after shooting a 54-hole score of 223 (73-73-77) to tie for ninth, her second consecutive top-10 finish. The senior placed second at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational three weeks ago.

UCI recorded a three-round total of 904 (305-297-302). Florida International won the title with a score of 895 followed by Toledo (897), Washington State (898) and Eastern Michigan (903) to round out the top five. FIU's Shelby Coyle won a playoff against Eastern Michigan's Sarah Johnson to claim the individual title. Both finished the tournament at two-over par 218.

UCI's Michelle Yang carded a 226 (77-76-73) to place 13th, while Ronnie Valerio tied for 16th at 227 (78-74-75). Taryn Yee tied for 28th with a two-day score of 230 (77-74-79) and Brenna Carlson was tied for 38th with a score of 233 (79-77-77).

This is the final tournament of the fall schedule.

UCI will participate Long Beach State Gold Rush Feb. 10-12.

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