ARTU Women’s Golf: Anahi Servin earns second PacWest weekly award after Dixie State Fall Invitational Victory: Academy of Art University sophomore Anahi Servin claimed her second PacWest Golfer of the Week, winning the Dixie State Fall Invitational on Oct. 2 by shooting a 70 (-2) on the final day to end the tournament with a cumulative score of 142 (-2) — two strokes ahead of second place finisher Yu Hsin Chang of Cal State East Bay. The Paraguay native has now won back-to-back tournaments and is undefeated in the fall season. This is her fifth tournament win as a collegian.
ARTU Men’s XC runner Victor Moreau named PacWest Runner of the Week: Graduate student Victor Moreau picked up his second straight PacWest Runner of the Week award after placing 12th out of 282 runners in the Lewis’ Conference Cross-Over on Oct. 6. He ran an 8k lifetime-best of 25:01.9, making him the top finisher from the PacWest.
USF Men’s Basketball finalizes schedule: The Dons begin their conference slate of games against Saint Mary’s on Jan. 3 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2. The following week, USF will host Gonzaga on Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m., also on ESPN2. They will host Arizona State on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. and Stanford on Dec. 22 at 2 p.m., and will visit Cal on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. Those three games will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
USF Men’s Soccer beats Toreros: The Dons opened West Coast Conference play by taking out San Diego, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in the City. San Francisco (3-7-1, 1-0-0 in WCC) got a quick goal in the fifth minute from freshman Ashish Chattha, who put back a rebound from Jorge Ruiz for his first collegiate goal.
Dons keeper Ruben Stuiver turned away back-to-back shot attempts to start the second half, with a sliding stop and then a pop-up save on the rebound before San Francisco doubled their lead. In the 10th minute, redshirt freshman defender David Polson launched a corner kick across the box to Santiago DiGiuseppe, who booted it back to the center of the box for a Noah Leong header in traffic for the score.
USF Women’s Tennis makes a statement at Saint Mary’s Invitational: Freshman Rita Colyer reached the final round of the singles competition in Moraga, capping a strong weekend for the Dons. On Day One, Colyer (in singles B competition), Hanna Borjeson, Emily Maxfield and Mya Bui (all in singles A) advanced, with Bjorsen, Maxfield and Bui defeating their opponents in straight sets. Colyer narrowly beat out Pacific’s Anna Ramos 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. In doubles, Borjeson and Colyer easily dispatched Sonoma State’s Clarissa Colling and Jenna DeTurk 8-7 (5) in 16s.
On Day 2, Borjeson made the quarterfinal round after the Gaels’ Mariia Kozyreva retired, but fell in close sets to Washington’s Anna Makarova, 6-1, 6-2. Maxfield played Stanford’s Sara Choy close, but fell 7-6 (4), 6-4. Bui beat Santa Clara’s Maddie Pothoff, 6-1, 6-3 in 16s, but then fell to Saint Mary’s Chloe Goyette, 7-5, 6-1.
Colyer advanced by beating Sonoma State’s DeTurk in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2 in 16s, and then dispatching Cal’s Jasie Dunk in a 6-1, 6-2 quarterfinal. In the semis, Colyer earned a hard-fought win, beating the Gaels’ Liesi Pieters 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3). On Day 3, she fell to San Jose State’s Alba Pedrere Galindo, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
SF State Men’s Soccer dominates top-10 Tritons: The Golden Gators (7-2-3, 4-2-2 in CCAA) won their third straight, easily handling No. 9 UC San Diego on Sunday to the tune of a 3-1 win, dealing the Tritons their first defeat of the season. Carlos Trujeque Ieal took over the team’s goal lead with a pair of scores, including a PK in the 20th minute. Seven minutes later, Trujeque Ieal took a deflected Miles Burditt pass and booted it to the right of diving keeper Pedro Enciso.
Trujeque Ieal also played a part in SF State’s third goal. UCSD cut the lead in half in the 48th minute, but in the 70th, Trujeque Ieal played a ball down the middle of the box, which was tracked down by sub Brandt Dixon. Dixon, who had subbed in not a minute earlier, caught Enciso off balance and finished to the far post.
SF State Women’s Soccer edged by No. 1 UCSD: The Gators narrowly fell to the top team in the land, 1-0, without starter Ana Williams and leading scorer Tami Kwong on Sunday. SF State was outshot 21-9, including 10-1 in the second half. The Gators did place seven of those on frame, however. UCSD also held an 8-5 corner kick advantage. SF State keeper Nicki Rucki made a career-high 10 saves, including seven in the second half.