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Cal Lutheran Men Take a Fall, 3-1

September 06, 1998

Cal Lutheran squandered a first-half lead Saturday and lost to Muhlenberg (Penn.) College, 3-1, in the third-place game of the Bob Baptista men's soccer tournament in Wheaton, Ill.

Scott Porter took advantage of a goalkeeping error to send a 30-yard shot into an empty net in the seventh minute. But Muhlenberg (1-1) answered with two second-half goals by Hugh Watters and another by Peter Topping.

Kyle Stalder made seven saves for Cal Lutheran (0-2).

Jose Melgoza of Cal Lutheran was ejected in the 79th minute.

Muhlenberg is ranked No. 13 in the National Soccer Coaches Assn. NCAA Division III poll. Cal Lutheran is tied for No. 7.

San Jose State 9, Northridge 2--The Matadors trailed, 8-0, before Northridge's Mike Preis and Federico Arroyo scored in the second half of a nonconference opener Friday night at San Jose.

The Matadors equaled the second-worst loss in school history, a 7-0 setback to UCLA in 1994. Northridge's worst loss was a 9-0 rout by UCLA in 1981.

Chad Harper scored three goals for the Spartans (2-0).

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Master's 8, Judson College 0--Eight players scored for the Mustangs (1-1) in a nonconference victory at The Master's.

St. Mary's 2, Northridge 1--Erin Broadwell, a freshman from La Canada High, scored her first college goal with nine minutes to play, but the Matadors (0-2) fell to the Gaels (1-0) Friday night at the Wahine tournament in Honolulu.

COLLEGE CROSS-COUNTRY

Cal State Fullerton Invitational--Elaine Canchola, from Nordhoff High, clocked 18:40 to finish seventh in her first outing for UCLA, crossing the finish line just behind teammate Katie Nuanes.

The Bruins did not score in the women's team competition because four of their eight runners did not finish.

Pepperdine finished 10th among 12 teams in the women's competition, and 11th in the men's race.

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