FULLERTON – Carissa Voegele and Ashley Vallis scored for Cal Poly as the Mustangs qualified for their sixth Big West title game via a 2-1 win over Long Beach State Friday night at Cal State Fullerton, the Big West Tournament host site.
On Sunday, two overtimes weren’t enough to decide the 2007 Big West Women’s Soccer Championship as Cal State Fullerton topped Cal Poly after a 0-0 regulation draw, 4-3 in penalty kicks.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Mustangs competed in their first tournament of the regular season in the annual Michigan State University Open Sunday in Jenison Field House.
Cal Poly’s Chad Mendes placed first in the open 141 weight class, receiving 27 points for the team.
In the semifinals, Mendes took on Tyler Nauman of Pittsburgh/UNA and won by decision 9-2.
In the finals, Mendes faced off against Old Dominion’s Ryan Williams and pinned him in 23 seconds.
DAVIS – The men’s soccer team lost its second Big West Conference game of the season to UC Davis 3-2 Satuday.
The Mustangs return home for their two final regular season games. They will take on Portland on Nov. 16 and Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 18.
The men’s cross country team was selected for the fifth time to make a trip to Indiana State University and the NCAA Cross Country Championship.
Cal Poly finished fifth at the NCAA West Regional on Saturday.
Phillip Reid paced the Mustangs with a 13th-place finish and covered the 10k course in a time of 30 minutes and 26 seconds at the Springfield Country Club.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Junior forward Lisa McBride scored a career-high 23 points, but the Cal Poly women’s basketball team couldn’t repeat its historic performance from a year ago, dropping the 2007-08 season opener to Oregon State 73-64 at Gill Coliseum Saturday afternoon.
Cal Poly had captured four of its previous five season openers entering the day.
Swimming and diving
SANTA BARBARA – Cal Poly’s Matthew Waggoner posted another Cal Poly school record as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving team finished its tri-meet with UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego.
Waggoner, who broke the school’s 500 freestyle record with a time of 4:32.85, also won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:42.57.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Cal Poly men’s basketball team lost in its 2007-08 season opener to Massachusetts on Friday in the opening game of the BTI Tipoff Tournament, hosted by Northern Iowa.
The Mustangs were within one at 55-54 with 8:25 left in the game and were within 10 (66-56) with just more than five minutes (5:16) left before UMass closed the game on a 24-8 run.
Poly senior Matt Hanson’s 15 points and eight rebounds were not enough as the Mustangs, who struggled down the stretch while shooting just 27 percent in the final period, lost game No. 2 on Saturday to host University of Northern Iowa 62-55.
Junior Trae Clark scored a career-high 22 points in leading the Mustangs to an 88-78 win over the Northern Illinois Huskies in the final day of the tournament.
The point guard hit six of seven from the floor and made nine of 13 from the line in surpassing his previous high of 20 against Cal State Northridge in 2006.
Clark added seven assists and a steal while committing only one turnover.