Women’s golf leads tourney after two rounds
The California women’s golf team took a huge step towards opening the 2000 fall season with a bang at the 18-team Oregon State Invitational Friday at Trysting Tree Golf Course. After 36-of-54 holes, the Golden Bears were in first place with a score of 597, one stroke ahead of San Francisco at 598.
Bear junior Anne Walker leads the field with a one-under-par 143, which included a school-record tying 70 in the second round. In addition to tying her own record for 18 holes, Walker broker her previous school record of 145 over 36 holes.
Two Cal sophomores also were largely responsible for the Bears fast start. Sophomore Ria Quiazon is tied for 11th with a 150, while redshirt sophomore Amber Reilly is tied for 13th at 151. Freshman Sarah Huarte is in 28th place with a 155.
The Bears will try to win their third tournament in program history Saturday when the final 18 holes are contested.
Runners head to Fresno meet
The Cal men’s and women’s cross country teams continue this season’s competition Saturday at the Fresno Invitational in Fresno, Calif.
The men begin the five-mile course at 10 a.m. while the women’s 6,000-meter race starts at 10:40 a.m.
Both teams are coming off a week of rest after the Hornet Harrier Classic on Sept. 2, where the men placed second and the women took fifth.
Martin Conrad, who placed seventh at the Harrier Classic, Corey Creasy, who is racing for the first time this season, and Marielle Schlueter, who placed tenth at the Harrier Classic, are expected to be among the team leaders this weekend.
Field hockey splits at Harvard
Cal came back from a 2-1 loss to Harvard Thursday to win a close one Friday night as the Bears defeated Rhode Island in stroke-play after a fruitless endeavor to finish the game in two extra periods.
Nora Feddersen scored the lone regulation goal for the Bears to bring her season total to three.
After the two overtime sessions, the first set of stroke play failed to determine the winner forcing the teams to go to a second set. Cal finally came up on top after playing over 100 minutes of game time.
The Bears were put in a position to win with the help of a familiar face in senior goalkeeper Sara Hoehn. Hoehn who had an 87.1 save percentage to lead the nation last year, stepped up and made a big contribution for Cal.
“Sara Hoehn had an amazing game,” said assistant coach Jennifer Vinnitti. “She was stellar; she made some spectacular saves.”