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  1. NCAA Tournament primer

    Scott French

    Here's a rundown of the 11 local schools that have qualified for NCAA soccer tournaments: DIVISION I WOMEN LONG BEACH STATE Coach: Mauricio Ingrassia Record: 15-5-1 (Big West runner-up and tournament champion) Ranking: Receiving vot...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  2. COLLEGE: L.B. again wins Big West

    Scott French

    IRVINE -- Long Beach State is returning to the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years after knocking off No. 24 UC Irvine in Sunday afternoon's Big West Conference women's tournament final. Jazz Strozier scored in the 13th minute and the 4...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  3. COLLEGE: UCI aims for Big West double

    Scott French

    UC Irvine has been here before, with a home game against their mightiest rival with an NCAA tournament berth, or at least an automatic berth, there for the taking. Long Beach State knocked off the Anteaters last year, merely a hiccup en route to UCI...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  4. UCI, L.B. reach Big West final

    Scott French

    UC Irvine and Long Beach State will face off in the Big West Conference women's soccer title game for the second straight year, with an NCAA tournament berth up for grabs. Both won semifinals Thursday and will meet Sunday at noon at regular-season...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  5. COLLEGE: UC Irvine's start sets a record

    Scott French

    UC Irvine had final-four aims a year ago, when head coach George Kuntz's talented, senior-heavy team climbed into the top 10 before an upset loss to Cal State Fullerton in the conference tournament and a poor RPI kept it out of the NCAA tournament, o...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  6. COLLEGE: Fullerton's statement a start

    Scott French

    Cal State Fullerton not so long ago was a regional power in men's soccer, with nearly annual treks to the NCAA Tournament -- including a final four appearance in 1993 and a run to the quarterfinals the following season. It's been rough going since...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  7. COLLEGE: UC Irvine robbed by RPI

    Scott French

    George Kuntz remembered what happened in 2006, when his UC Irvine men's soccer team was 13-4-3 and ready to accept its first invitation to the NCAA tournament. The Anteaters were snubbed. So, mindful of that, he chose to gather his team for Monday...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  8. COLLEGE: Long Beach State wins Big West, NCAA bid

    Scott French

    Long Beach State's women are headed to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years after upsetting 11th-ranked UC Irvine, 1-0, in Sunday's Big West Conference tournament title game. Defender Bo Rael (Rancho Cucamonga/Los Osos HS), an Oreg...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  9. COLLEGE: D1 men's previews

    Scott French

    PACIFIC 10 CONFERENCE UCLA BRUINS Head coach: Jorge Salcedo (seventh year, 71-33-22) Home field: Drake Stadium (on campus) Last year: 12-4-4 (5-1-4, first in Pac-10), NCAA quarterfinalists NCAA Tournament: 37 appearances (1968, 1970-77, 1980, ...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  10. COLLEGE: Duke ends 49ers' dream year

    Scott French

    Long Beach State's unprecedented run through the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament came to its conclusion against a faster, stronger, better team. That didn't make it any easier to accept. The 49ers bowed in a quarterfinal Friday night to Du...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  11. COLLEGE: UC Irvine loses NCAA opener

    Scott French

    UC Irvine rallied late to force overtime, but the seventh-ranked Anteaters couldn't stop St. Mary's at the end, dropping a 2-1 decision in their NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament opener Sunday night. Justin Howard's header nearly 13 minutes in...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  12. COLLEGE: USD stuns UCLA, faces L.B.

    Scott French

    UCLA rallied for an early deficit and stood one kick from victory, but it wasn't enough Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament. The second-ranked Bruins' miscues from the penalty spot were deadly, and West ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  13. COLLEGE: A heavy Southland slate

    Scott French

    It's MLS Cup week in Southern California, with the Galaxy taking on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday evening in Carson. It's hardly the only big game in town. There are another 19 matches, in the NCAA, NAIA and NCCAA tournaments, slated for the L.A. a...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  14. COLLEGE: Three UCs among the seeds

    Scott French

    UC Irvine was seeded eighth, UCLA 13th and UC Santa Barbara 16th for the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament, which means all received byes into the second round. It also means all three will be home Sunday -- and, because the NCAA seeds its men...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  15. COLLEGE: Redlands tops CMS in NCAAs

    Scott French

    Redlands' dominance of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in men's soccer extended into the NCAA Division III tournament. The Bulldogs advanced to the sweet 16 Sunday evening with a 3-0 rout of rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, t...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  16. COLLEGE: Link lifts L.B. past Waves

    Scott French

    MALIBU -- Nadia Link has netted some wonderful goals this season, but few as sweet -- and none as important -- as her bending blast Saturday afternoon at Pepperdine. Link fired into the far corner of the net with 13 seconds to go in the first overti...

    Blog | November 13, 2011