TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/NCAA commmittee projects Ducks, Beavers women; PSU's Rielly receives Big Sky basketball honor


UC SAN DIEGO 9, Concordia 2

After falling behind 2-1, the 14th-ranked Tritons scored eight times en route to the win and a three-game, two-day sweep of the visiting Cavaliers.

Jake Wikel went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Cavs (2-6).


Oregon is an NCAA Tournament committee's projected No. 1 seed and Oregon State a projected No. 3 for this year's championships.

Other No. 1 seeds as projected: Mississippi State, Baylor and Louisville.

The committee projects the Portland regional to include No. 2 seed North Carolina, No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Gonzaga. It forecasts OSU in the Albany regional with Mississippi State, No. 2 Connecticut and No. 4 Miami.

• Portland State senior guard Sidney Rielly is the Big Sky player of the week. Her team highs of 22 and 19 points led PSU to victories against Northern Colorado and Sacramento State.


Concordia has scheduled seven spring games, four at home. The first is March 9 against Corban at Tuominen Yard. The Cavaliers will play Portland at Merlo Field on March 17. Other home dates for the Cavs are April 12 versus Portland State and April 14 against both Oregon Tech and Seattle.


Oregon State's Madi Dagen has been named Pac-12 freshman of the week. The Pleasanton, California native won two events in the 12th-ranked Beavers' dual meet victory at Arizona. She matched her career best on vault with a 9.875 that tied for first and won on balance beam with a 9.90.


Staesha Flock of Concordia finished 11th, six strokes off the pace, in the Mikuni Sushi Shootout at Lincoln, California. She had a second-day par 72 for a 6-over 150 total at Catta Vedera Country Club.

Cal State San Marcos won with a two-day score of 579. Concordia was fourth at 619.


Three Portland players — forward Tobin Heath, defender Emily Sonnett and goalkeeper Adrianna Franch — are on the U.S. roster for the She Believes Cup.

Missing from the 23-player roster is Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan. A regular in the lineup for coach Jill Ellis, Horan will miss the tournament because of a quadricep injury. Horan is not expected to be sidelined long-term.

It's a key opportunity to prepare for the World Cup this summer. The U.S. will play Japan on Feb. 27 in Chester, Pennsylvania, then face England on March 2 at Nashville, Tennessee and play Brazil on March 5 at Tampa, Florida.

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