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Sacramento Sweeps Anemic Northridge

April 03, 1999

Two runs in 18 innings were not enough for the Cal State Northridge softball team.

The Matadors apparently left their bats at home in losing a Big West Conference doubleheader to host Cal State Sacramento on Friday.

Sacramento won the first game, 2-1, pushing across the tying run in the seventh inning on Katie Cichy's single. Jenn Handy's double scored the game-winner in the 11th.

Kelly Lovato struck out seven in seven innings and held Northridge to four hits in a 5-1 victory in the second game. Cichy had two hits and Jenny O'Leary had two hits and two runs batted in for Sacramento. Northridge's Jessica Creith had two hits.

In the opener, Amy Barker pitched a five-hitter for Sacramento (16-15, 3-4 in conference play), striking out four and walking four.

Northridge (16-17, 3-5) managed only five hits, scoring its run in the second.


Fresno Relays--Rey Coronado and Peter Paplanus of Moorpark College each won events at Fresno City College.

Paplanus won the 400-meter dash in 48.34 seconds and Coronado won the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:46.46 and placed third in the 5,000 in 16:25.32.

In the women's meet, Moorpark had three individual winners.

Angela Foster won the shotput with a toss of 44-4, Amanda Grubb won the javelin with a throw of 120-2) and Ika Eliashvili won the long jump with a leap of 37-8.


Weber State 3, CS Northridge 2--Isabella Peinter and Shaheen Bhanji recorded the only victories for the Matadors in a Weber State tournament match at the Lagoon Indoor Courts in Farmington, Utah.

The match was shortened and other scheduled matches were canceled because of a snowstorm.

Playing No. 1 singles, Peinter defeated Nicole Woywood, 7-5, 6-1. Bhanji rallied to beat Veronica Reynoso, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, at No. 2 singles.

Stanford 7, UCLA 1--Marissa Irvin, a Stanford freshman from Harvard-Westlake High, led the Cardinal to a Pacific 10 Conference victory at Stanford.

Irvin, the Cardinal's No. 1 player, defeated UCLA No. 1 Annica Cooper, 6-2, 6-4, and Stanford won five of six singles matches.

Irvin, who won the 1997 Southern Section individual title as a Harvard-Westlake senior, also won at No. 1 doubles, teaming with Teryn Ashley to defeat Cooper and Amanda Basica, 8-3.

Stanford (16-2, 6-1) swept three doubles matches, winning one by default.

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