COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: CORONATION FOR USC POLOISTS.Byline: Scott French Staff Writer
No. 1 USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. already has won the three most prestigious events on the college water polo calendar - UC Irvine's SoCal Tournament, Cal's NorCal Invitational and last weekend's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a college athletic conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I. Championships - so this week's NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship in Lewisburg, Pa., should be a lock, right?
Perhaps. The Trojans (24-1), riding a 17-game winning streak, could go down as one of the sport's greatest teams with victories in Saturday's semifinal over St. Francis, N.Y. (20-8), and Sunday's final against MPSF MPSF Mountain Pacific Sports Federation runner-up Stanford (19-6) or Loyola Marymount (18-15).
The Trojans, led by Juraj Zatovic and Harvard-Westlake of Studio City products Juan Delgadillo and Ted Zepfel, are 4-0 against Stanford and 1-0 against LMU.
--Third time the charm? UCLA's women's soccer team makes its third successive College Cup final-four appearance, and the Bruins (21-1-2) - led by forwards Danesha Adams (20 goals), Canadian national-teamer Kara Lang (16 goals) and Mexican national-teamer Iris Mora (9 goals, 14 assists) - might be considered favorites in College Station, Texas College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in Central Texas. It is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley. The city is located within the most populated region of Texas, near to three of the 10 largest cities in the United States - Houston, Dallas, and San , after the 5-0 quarterfinal mauling of Virginia.
Florida State (20-3-1), their foe in Friday's semifinals, boasts a most-respected coach (Mark Krikorian, formerly of the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge and the U.S. under-19 national team) and two rising international stars, Australia's Sel Kuralay (16 goals, 9 assists) and Germany's Viola Odebrecht. The Seminoles topped 18-time national champion North Carolina on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals, keeping the Tar Heels from the final four in successive seasons.
Penn State (23-0-1), the only team to beat UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX this season, has a phenomenal goal scorer (Tiffany Weimer, with 32) and goalkeeper (Canadian national-teamer Erin McLeod). The best bet to win Sunday's final: Portland (22-0-1), which has outscored opponents 75-9 behind Canadian star Christine Sinclair (37 goals, 10 assists), freshman Megan Rapinoe (14-12) and playmaker extraordinaire Angie Woznuk, who is on the cusp of the U.S. national team.
--Also: Alicia Sacramone, who signed with UCLA earlier this month, won the gold medal in the floor exercise and bronze in the vault "In the Vault" is a short story by American horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, written on September 18, 1925 and first published in the November 1925 issue of the amateur press journal Tryout. at the World Gymnastics Championships The World Gymnastics Championships are held every year. Artistic
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Year Games Host City Country
1903 I Antwerp Belgium
1905 II Bordeaux in Melbourne, Australia. ... UCLA's Ashley Caldwell (16th) and Austin Ramos (48th) claimed All-America honors with strong performances at last week's NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. ... Semifinalists for college soccer's MAC Hermann Trophy include UCLA's Jill Oakes (Harvard-Westlake), Iris Mora, Patrick Ianni and Marvell Wynne. ... Cal Lutheran's Mo Coverdale, a junior middle blocker, is an AVCA All-America Division III women's volleyball first-team selection.
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