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.academy of artacademy of art athleticsAcademy of art cross countryacademy of art women's golfAnahi ServinAshish ChatthaCarlos Trujeque IealCollege SportsNicki RuckiRita ColyerSan Francisco Statesan francisco state athleticsSan Francisco State UniveristySF State men's soccerSF State women's soccerUniversity of San Franciscouniversity of san francisco men's basketballusf donsUSF Dons men's soccerusf dons men’s basketballUSF Dons women's tennisVictor Moreau