Athletics News

    April 7, 1997

    The Week in Review/Preview

    Sport                  Overall   Conference     Nat'l Rank           Last Week
    Baseball                29-13       11-10       12th (Base. Amer.)   def. San Diego State, 20-3
                                                                         0-3 vs. Stanford
    Men's Golf                ---         ---        3rd (Golfweek)      none
    Women's Golf              ---         ---       25th (Rolex)         8th at Ping ASU Invitational
    Men's Tennis             13-3         5-2       17th (Rolex)         def. California, 6-1
                                                                         lost to Stanford, 6-1
    Women's Tennis           7-12         0-7       33rd (Rolex)         lost to California, 6-3
                                                                         lost to Stanford, 7-2
    Men's Track and Field     6-1         ---       10th (T&F News)      competed at Sun Angel Invitational
    Women's Track and Field   7-0         ---        ---                 competed at Sun Angel Invitational
    Men's Volleyball         12-9         9-7       10th (VB Mag.)       def. San Diego State, 3-0
    Women's Water Polo       9-13         0-6        8th (coaches)       lost to UCLA, 7-2

    Season Complete

    Record Conf. Finish Nat'l Finish Notes Men's Basketball 17-11 12-6 (t2nd) --- first NCAA berth since 1992 Women's Basketball 20-9 13-5 (3rd) --- reached second round of NCAAs Women's Cross Country --- 6th --- Emebet Shiferaw an All-American Football 6-6 3-5 (t5th) --- def. Notre Dame, 27-20 (OT) Women's Soccer 15-5 4-3 (t4th) --- Isabelle Harvey Pac-10's top scorer Women's Swimming & Diving 9-1 4-1 (2nd) 1st first-ever national championship Women's Volleyball 21-9 12-6 (t3rd) 13th (AVCA) reached round of 16 in NCAAs Men's Water Polo 23-3 7-1 (1st) 2nd Cizmic, Zagar first team All-Americans

    This Week

    Monday: Men's Golf, hosting Cleveland Golf SW Intercollegiate, North Ranch CC, through Tuesday Tuesday: Men's Tennis, vs. Pepperdine, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m. Baseball, at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m. Friday: Men's Tennis, vs. UCLA, Marks Tennis Stadium, 1:30 p.m. Women's Tennis, at UCLA, 1:30 p.m. Baseball, at California, through Sunday (2:30 p.m. on Fri., 1 p.m. on Sat. and Sun.) Men's Volleyball, at Hawai'i, 7 p.m. (HDT) Women's Water Polo, at MPSF Championships, at UC Santa Barbara, through Sunday Saturday: Track, at California Golden Bear Invitational, 10 a.m. or at UTEP Invitational, 10:30 a.m. (MDT) Men's Volleyball, at Hawai'i, 7 p.m. (HDT) Women's Golf, at California Women's Collegiate, at Stanford, through Sunday

    Stanford swept USC in a 3-game series at Dedeaux Field over the weekend. It was the first time that USC had been swept at home since 1993, when Arizona State accomplished the feat. The Cardinal got off to a 12-0 lead in Game 1 before USC rallied in the late innings, scoring 9 runs in the final 3 frames. Stanford won, however, 15-9. Junior outfielder Jeremy Freitas hit a home run and had 5 RBI. Despite another late rally by the Trojans, Stanford won Game 2, 4-2. The Trojans scored both their runs in the bottom of the ninth before falling. Senior shortstop Marc Mirizzi had 3 hits for USC. In the finale, Stanford scored 7 runs in the third inning and went on to win, 10-3. Sophomore outfielder Brad Ticehurst homered for the Trojans.

    Women's Golf
    Freshman Linda Ishii tied for 23rd with a 229 and sophomore Johanna Josefsson tied for 27th win a 230 as the Women of Troy placed eighth at the Ping ASU Invitational last weekend. Arizona won the event. Juniors Danielle LaVoie and Ida Danielsson both tied for 45th with a 235.

    Men's Tennis
    The Trojans managed a split against the Bay Area schools at Marks Tennis Stadium last weekend, beating California on Friday, 6-1, but losing to Stanford, 6-1, on Saturday. Senior Fernando Samayoa, junior George Bastl and freshmen Patrick Gottesleben, Johannes Mueller and Akram Zaman had singles wins against the Golden Bears, while doubles wins by the teams of Bastl-Kyle Spencer and Mueller-Gottesleben earned the lone point against the Cardinal.

    Women's Tennis
    Junior Nicole London had 2 singles wins and the doubles team of sophomore Karolina Baklarova and freshman Jacqui Boyd had a pair of wins, but USC lost matches on the road to California, 6-3, and Stanford, 7-2, over the weekend. Baklarova also had a singles win against the Bears.

    Men's and Women's Track
    Four individuals and one relay team posted wins at the Sun Angel Invitational at Arizona State on Saturday. All were on the men's side: junior Bengt Johannson (hammer, 226-2), senior Isaac Turner (800m, 1:48.87), sophomore Jerome Davis (400m, 45.42) and senior Jason Shelton (100m, 10.30) and the men's 4x100 relay team (40.15).

    Men's Volleyball
    Senior swing hitter Chris Guigliano had 26 kills to help USC to a quick 15-4, 15-11, 15-7 victory over San Diego State in an MPSF contest on Wednesday at the North Gym. The match lasted just 1 hour and 10 minutes as the Trojans outhit the Aztecs, .449 to .209, and had 25 digs to San Diego State's 8. Senior middle blocker Eric Seiffert added 17 kills and freshman setter Donald Suxho had 52 assists.

    Women's Water Polo
    The Women of Troy lost to No. 1 UCLA, 7-2, for the third time this year. The Bruins got off to a 3-1 lead after the first quarter and led 4-2 at halftime. Senior Christina McCall and sophomore Kellie Clarke scored goals for USC. The Women of Troy head to the MPSF Championships this weekend at UC Santa Barbara.

    Athletes of the Week

    Jerome Davis, Men's Track
    Davis, a sophomore, had a season-best and NCAA qualifying time of 45.42 in winning the 400 meters at the Sun Angel Invitational on Saturday. He was also on the 4x100 team that placed first.

    Chris Guigliano, Men's Volleyball
    Guigliano, a senior swing hitter, continued his strong play with 26 kills against San Diego State last week. He's averaging 30.7 kills in his last 3 matches.