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October 14, 1989
Tina Manfre and Katie Krall scored to lead UC Irvine to a 2-0 victory over Chapman College in a nonconference women's soccer match at Chapman Friday. Irvine is 4-7-3, Chapman is 4-6-2. At the ITCA Regional tennis championships at UC Irvine: Pepperdine's doubles team of Janna Kovacevich and Kirsten Smith defeated Maggie Powers and Stacey Cadigan of UC Irvine, 6-1, 6-1, in second-round action.
August 4, 1989
The Cal State Long Beach women's volleyball team, which will be led by three-time All-American Tara Cross, was picked to win the Big West Conference championship in a poll of conference coaches. The 49ers went 26-7 last year, marking their best season since 1975, and Cross was named the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. player of the year. The 49ers received nine of 10 first-place votes, with Pacific getting the other.
November 2, 1989
Raquel Glenn had 20 kills and 16 digs to lead host Loyola Marymount to a 15-10, 8-15, 16-14, 15-11 nonconference women's volleyball victory over Cal State Fullerton Wednesday. Despite the loss, Fullerton (7-15) had several good performances: Val Thurman had 13 kills, Susan Herman had 12 kills and 16 digs, Tammy Miller had 11 kills and five blocks and Sabrina Dennis had 10 kills and three blocks. Loyola Marymount is 8-11.
June 6, 1986
The top high school volleyball players in Orange County meet tonight in two all-star matches at Newport Harbor High School. North and South girls' teams play at 6:30 p.m. The North and South boys' teams play at 8. Dana Hills Coach Oz Simmons, who led the Dolphins to the Southern Section 4-A title this spring, is coaching the South boys' team, which features Tim Glasgow and Chris Knowles, both of Dana Hills.
October 17, 1987
Jackie Mendez set a school record with 14 aces Friday night to lead San Diego State to a 15-4, 12-15, 13-15, 15-8, 15-8 victory over 11th-ranked Cal State Long Beach in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. women's volleyball match at Peterson Gym. Mendez broke the record held by Mary Holland, who had 10 aces in a match in 1980. San Diego State improved to 9-10 overall and 4-5 in conference play. Cal State Long Beach fell to 19-4, 4-4. Angelica Jackson had 35 kills to lead San Diego State.
January 10, 1991 | BILL DWYRE
Suzy Favor of the University of Wisconsin, NCAA champion in the 1,500 meters the last four years, was named winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup, awarded annually to the collegiate female athlete of the year, at a dinner before a crowd of 1,000 here Wednesday night. Previously honored as the Big Ten athlete of the year and the Jesse Owens female athlete of the year, Favor was selected from 14 finalists, each representing the best in the country in her sport.
December 1, 1989
Tara Cross had 20 kills and Antoinette White 19 as fourth-ranked Long Beach State routed visiting San Diego State, 15-7, 15-7, 15-10, in the first round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at Long Beach. Cross hit .486 and White .467 for the 49ers (28-5), who had defeated the Aztecs (19-18) twice during the regular season. The best the Aztecs could offer was eight kills by Amy Erben, who hit just .030. "We got to see them at their best in Games 1 and 2," Aztec Coach Rudy Suwara said.
September 23, 1987
Tara Cross had 25 kills to lead the Cal State Long Beach women's volleyball team to a 15-10, 15-7, 15-11 Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. victory over Cal State Fullerton Tuesday in Titan Gym. Fullerton (0-3, 7-7) was led by sophomore Susan Herman, who had 12 kills, and senior Alisa DeNapoli, who had 7 kills. In other women's volleyball: Chapman 3, La Verne 0--Janet Jenson had 12 kills to lead the Panthers (1-6) to a 15-10, 15-5, 15-8 nonconference victory at Chapman.
December 7, 1985 | STEVE KRESAL
Newport Harbor and Southern California Christian high schools each play for a state volleyball title today, but the county powerhouses won't meet one other to earn their crowns. Newport Harbor (20-1), which lost its only match of the year--a three-game sweep--in the Southern Section Division I finals to Mira Costa (23-0), will get another chance at the Mustangs tonight at 7 in the Golden West College gym.
September 17, 1987
The California State University, Long Beach, football team will try for its third straight victory at 7 p.m. Saturday against Cal State Fullerton at the Santa Ana Bowl. Behind the passing of junior quarterback Jeff Graham and a defense that ranks eighth in the nation, the 49ers have defeated Montana State, 51-15, and Weber State, 30-7. Fullerton, 0-2, has lost to Hawaii, 44-0, and to Louisiana State, 56-12.
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