Sports briefs: S.F. State men shut out UCSD

The San Francisco State men’s soccer team put together a 2-0 shutout against host U.C. San Diego. Dylan Glass scored the first goal for the Gators in the four-minute mark from seven yards out, his sixth of the season. Franco Cruz added the Gators’ second goal in the 61st minute of the second half. S.F. State’s women’s team was also in action, losing to UCSD 3-0.

Walsh, May-Treanor solidify No. 1 status

If there was any doubt about about the play of Kerri Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor, there shouldn’t be anymore. Walsh and May-Treanor, seeded No. 1 at the Best of the Beach pro volleyball tournament at Piers 30-32, dominated the competition and won the championship match against No. 2 Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs 21-14, 28-26. On the men’s side, Matt Fuerbringer and Casey Jennings beat Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal 21-18, 27-25.

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