Alexis White scored in the 100th minute to lead the Cal State Northridge women’s soccer team to a 1-0 win over UCSB on Thursday night in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament in Fullerton.
Although the Gauchos dominated, offensively, for most of the match, they were unable to find the back of the net in what turned out to be their season-ending match. UCSB (8-5-6) outshot CSUN (12-6-3) by an 18-11 margin, and had a number of quality chances to score.
White made the most of her chance at the end of the first 10-minute overtime period when she took a pass from Ashley Cruz and delivered a shot past Gaucho freshman goalkeeper Evann Smith to give the Matadors a golden-goal victory.
Smith played her third straight match in place of starter Hanna DeWeese, whose collegiate career came to a premature end with a hand injury. Smith was outstanding against Northridge, finishing with a career-high seven saves, including one on a penalty shot. CSUN goalkeeper Amanda Delgado finished with eight saves.
It was only UCSB’s second loss in its last 10 matches, with both coming to Northridge. The setback also marked the end of the brilliant season of UCSB senior forward Shaelan Murison. On Wednesday, Murison was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 17 goals.
She had nine shots —- half of the Gauchos’ total —- on Thursday night, with four on frame.
SBCC 81, SAN DIEGO CITY 74
Sophomore guards Sophia Torres and Alondra Jimenez combined to score 51 points on Thursday and helped lead the Vaqueros to a seven-point win.
SBCC (3-1) shot nearly 44 percent from the field but just 27 percent from long range and 70 percent from the charity stripe.
Torres shot 11 for 15 from the field and collected a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds. She tacked on a pair of assists and steals.
Jimenez finished the night with a team-high 26 points on 11 of 21 shooting, including 4 for 7 from three-point range.
San Diego City (1-3) got 34 points from Aliyah Milner on 13 of 22 shooting from the field.
The Vaqueros held a slim-four point advantage at the break at 43-39 but then the Knights stormed the court hard in the third quarter outscoring the home team 21-11.
SBCC responded by scoring 27 in the fourth, with Torres scoring 11 of those points and Jimenez adding eight while holding SDC to just 14 to take the victory.
SDC led in nearly every major category but had double the turnovers SBCC did (28-14) resulting in the loss.
SBCC will host Antelope Valley on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m.
Guillin picks up a pair of wins at National Tournament
After becoming the first UCSB player in men’s tennis program history to win the ITA Southwest Regional Singles title, senior Joseph Guillin looked to continue his stellar fall at the ITA National Fall Championships.
On Wednesday, Guillin started his run successfully with a straight set win over Tulsa’s Kody Pearson, 7-5, 6-1.
The 13th seeded Guillin then followed up that performance with a victory over Ewan Moore, 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Round of 16.
Guillin will face sixth-seeded Hady Habib of Texas A&M at 10:30 a.m. today.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Cate qualifies both varsity teams for CIF prelims
Cate had four excellent races at the TCAA League Finals at Lake Casitas on Wednesday. The girls’ varsity team came in second in the meet, finishing only behind Foothill Tech but ahead of Thacher.
Sophomore Anna DiSorbo came in second place thanks to a personal best time of 19:20. Fellow sophomore Meena Baher finished in fourth with a time of 20:12. Both runners earned TCAA All-League First Team honors.
The boys’ varsity team finished in third behind strong Foothill Tech and Thacher teams. Senior Tesfa Asmara completed his regular season by earning all-league honors with a fifth-place finish with a time of 17:06, his best at Lake Casitas by 30 seconds.
Sophomore Nick Patrick capped a fine season with second-team all-league honors after placing 13th with a time of 18:13.
Both varsity teams qualified for the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 Championships which will take place next Saturday at Riverside.