MPSF Single-Game Highs Lead Wins

Kevin Le Vine, California (Catharyn Hayne Photography)
Oct. 2, 2017

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USC (1-0 MPSF, 16-1 Overall) won three games this past weekend, 11-5 at No. 9 Pepperdine (Sept. 30) along with a doubleheader win at Cal Baptist over No. 15 CBU, 16-6, and Fresno Pacific, 24-3 (Sept. 29). Marko Vavic poured in 10 goals on 14 shots, giving him 29 goals on the year and just one shy of the MPSF season-high. He added nine assists and four steals through the three games. Blake Edwards scored a 2017 MPSF single-game high seven goals against Fresno Pacific, and enters the week tied with a conference-high 30. McQuin Baron totaled 20 saves in two outings, reaching 930 in his career and two away from the MPSF’s all-time No. 2 ranking. USC hosts Long Beach State Thursday (Oct. 5) and visits UC Santa Barbara Sunday (Oct. 8).

CALIFORNIA (0-0 MPSF, 12-1 Overall) Kevin Le Vine matched his 2017 MPSF single-game high and career-high of 17 saves in a 12-9 win at No. 8 UC Santa Barbara last Saturday (Sept. 30). Spencer Farrar, Luca Cupido, Nic Carniglia, Johnny Hooper and Odysseas Masmanidis each scored twice. Hooper’s leads the MPSF in scoring average (24 goals; 2.67 GPG), while Cupido’s 30 goals shares a conference-high. Cal hosts Santa Clara Wednesday (Oct. 4) at 4:30 pm on Pac-12 Networks, the first of three-straight at home.

STANFORD (0-1 MPSF, 7-3 Overall) Ben Hallock delivered six goals in his home debut, all within the first 19 minutes of the game, leading a 16-5 win over No. 18 San Jose State this past Saturday (Sept. 30). Blake Parrish added four goals. Drew Holland competed for three quarters, finishing with 10 saves. He became the 10th goalkeeper in MPSF history to reach 800 career saves, entering the week with 807. Stanford visits Pacific Saturday (Oct. 7).

UCLA (0-0 MPSF, 12-1 Overall) was stunned at No. 7 UC Irvine, 9-8 (Sept. 30). Alex Wolf collected 13 saves and Chasen Travisano was UCLA’s multiple-goal scorer with two. The Bruins remain on the road Saturday (Oct. 7) at Pepperdine.

PENN STATE BEHREND (0-0 MPSF, 2-4 Overall) fell 16-6 at Gannon and 18-6 at home against Mercyhurst in last Saturday’s (Sept. 30) twin bill. Grant Garcia scored twice in each game. The Lions head to Southern California this weekend (Oct. 6-7) to compete against Cal Lutheran, Cal Tech, Fresno Pacific, and Occidental in Claremont’s Gary Troyer Tournament.