College Roundup: Lions upset Firebirds

October 08, 2011


Vanguard def. Fresno Pacific

FRESNO — The No. 22-ranked Lions upset the No. 6 Firebirds, 25-20, 25-16, 29-27, behind 16 kills and a .354 hitting perentage by KaUwila Lavea in the Golden State Athletic Conference clash Saturday.

It's the first time Vanguard has beaten Fresno Pacific since 1993.

Jamie Heenan, a Newport Harbor High product, had 12 kills for the winners, who improved to 15-8, 4-4 in conference.

Heenan was one of three Lions with 10 digs, while Alexandra Leja had 20 assists.

Fresno Pacific is 10-5, 6-2.



UC Santa Barbara def. UC Irvine

IRVINE — Aly Squires had seven kills and 11 digs for the Anteaters in the Big West Conference match Saturday.

UCSB (11-7, 4-1 in conference) won, 25-12, 25-23, 25-17. Kristin Winkler had 12 digs for UCI (6-10, 1-4).



Vanguard 2, Hope International 1 (2OT)

COSTA MESA — Amanda Couch scored in double overtime, in the 106th minute to lift the Lions to the Golden State Athletic Conference win Saturday.

Charlotte Wisniewski assisted. Gabriela Valles scored the game's first goal to give the Lions (9-1-1, 1-1-1 in conference) the lead in the 60th minute. But Hope (4-6, 0-3) responded in the 61st minute.

Valles' goal came on a penalty kick and was her ninth goal of the season.



Convergence Tournament

LA VERNE — UC Irvine head coach Marc Hunt earned his 100th career victory in the 'Eaters' 19-1 win over Occidental College Saturday.

Hunt, an All-American player at UCI in 1992 and 1993, reached the milestone win in his seventh season after replacing legendary coach Ted Newland in 2005.

Mitch Wise tied his career high with six goals as No. 7-ranked UCI improved to 12-6 overall. Max Parrague and Trent Baxter added three goals each.

Jacob Mourer and Blake Terry scored two goals apiece for the 'Eaters, who outscored the Tigers, 10-0 in the second half.

Michael Bailey started in goal for UCI and had five saves in the first half, while Alex Kazmier recorded four stops in the second half.

Earlier Saturday at the Convergence Tournament, UCI defeated Whittier College, 21-4, as Alan Robertson, Wise and Baxter scored three goals each.

The 'Eaters play host to No. 3 UCLA Sunday at noon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at Anteater Pool.



Vanguard 3, Hope International 2

COSTA MESA — Kevin Cornwall scored in the 83rd minute to lead the Lions to the Golden State Athletic Conference win Saturday.

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