May 5, 1997
The Week in Review/Preview
Sport Overall Conference Nat'l Rank Last Week
Baseball 37-18 17-13 (3rd) 12th (Base. Amer.) def. UC Santa Barbara, 23-5
Men's Golf --- --- 3rd (Golfweek) none
Women's Golf --- 6th 24th (Rolex) none
Men's Tennis 16-5 6-4 (3rd) 17th (Rolex) none
Women's Tennis 8-15 0-10 (6th) 33rd (Rolex) none
Men's Track and Field 7-2 --- 21st (Trackwire) def. BYU, lost to UCLA
Women's Track and Field 8-1 --- 5th (Trackwire) def. BYU, lost to UCLA
Women's Water Polo 13-18 0-6 (5th) 7th (coaches) none
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
Men's Swimming & Diving 8-0 4-0 (2nd) 6th 6th at NCAA Championships
Women's Swimming & Diving 9-1 4-1 (2nd) 1st first-ever national championship
Men's Volleyball 12-12 9-10 (9th) 13th (VB Mag.) Guigliano, Seiffert, All-MPSF hon. men.
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
Men's Golf, at Pacific-10 Conference Championships, at Oregon, through Wednesday
Women's Golf, at NCAA Regionals, at Arizona, through Saturday
Women's Water Polo, at National Championships, at Michigan, through Sunday
Women's Tennis, at NCAA Regionals, at San Diego, through Sunday
Men's Tennis, at NCAA Regionals, at UNLV, through Sunday
Baseball, at Cal State Northridge, 1 p.m.
Baseball, vs. Cal State Northridge, Dedeaux Field, 1 p.m.
In their only game last week, the Trojans outslugged host UC Santa Barbara, 23-5, on Tuesday, knocking 36 hits in the process. Junior third baseman Morgan Ensberg led the hit parade by going 6-for-7 with 4 runs scored, 2 RBI and a home run. Senior shortstop Marc Mirizzi and senior DH Brian Ponchak each had 4 hits and a home run, senior catcher Jason Brown was 3-for-5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI and sophomore outfielder Robb Gorr had 5 RBI to go with 3 hits. Senior righthander Scott Henderson (8-3) earned the win after going the first 5 innings. USC had a 15-0 lead after batting in the top of the third inning.
Both the women's and coed dinghy racing teams have qualified for the ICYRA National Championships, held in Portland at the end of May. The women's team finished second at the Pacific Coast District meet, hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on April 12-13, to qualify for the nationals for the first time since 1985. The coed team also finished second in its district meet, hosted by Hawaii on April 26-27.
Men's and Women's Track and Field
In dual-meet action, both the USC men's and women's teams lost to UCLA and defeated Brigham Young on Saturday at Cromwell Field. The men outscored the Cougars, 107-52, but fell to the Bruins for the 19th consecutive time, 88-75. The Trojans won the 3-way meet, however, scoring 87 points to UCLA's 83 and BYU's 30. On the women's side, USC beat the Cougars, 93-50, and lost to the Bruins, 82-63.
Double winners for USC included sophomore Jerome Davis in the men's 200m (20.7h) and 400m (45.73), freshman Kedjeloba Mambo in the men's triple jump (50-7 1/4) and long jump (24-2 1/2) and sophomore Grazyna Penc in the women's 800m (2:05.43) and 1500m (4:19.75).
Track and Field continued
Other Trojan individual winners included senior Emebet Shiferaw (women's 3000m, 9:41.4h), sophomore William Erese (men's 110m hurdles, 14.28w), sophomore Pamela Simpson (women's long jump, 20-2 1/4), sophomore Esi Benyarku (women's 100m, 11.59), senior Jason Shelton (men's 100m, 10.28), senior Isaac Turner (men's 800, 1:47.15, a new Cromwell Field record) and senior Joseph Maashoff (men's 400m hurdles, 51.88).
Athletes of the Week
Jerome Davis, Men's Track
Davis, a sophomore, was part of 4 winning races on Saturday. He won the men's 200m (20.7h) and 400m (45.73) and also was part of the winning 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams.
Morgan Ensberg, Baseball
Ensberg, a junior third baseman, had the best hitting performance by a Trojan this year by going 6-for-7 against UC Santa Barbara last Tuesday. He scored 4 runs, had 2 RBI and hit a home run.
Grazyna Penc, Women's Track
Penc, a sophomore, continued her strong running in the 800m and 1500m, winning both with times of 2:05.43 and 4:19.75, respectively, on Saturday.