Sports in Brief (SIB): Week 4

Teaching and Tennis

The men’s tennis team kicked off Red Ribbon Week at Reilly Elementary School in Mission Viejo. The team focused on programs such as “Say No to Drugs” and the John Wooden Pyramid of Success, combining these messages with tennis. “This is one of those moments that lasts a lifetime and one that will make a difference in a child’s life. We are fortunate to have participated, and that part of the ‘Southern California Six’ recruiting class made an impact in the world today. Jonathan Hammel, Tyler Pham, Caryl Hernandez and Jonathan Poon are the future of Anteater Tennis Athletics,” tennis coach Trevor Konemann said of the experience.

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team lost a close game to the 14th ranked Cal State Northridge Matadors, going down 2-1. It was a battle to the end, as the Matadors scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute.

Northridge scored the first goal in the 10th minute, but the Anteaters tied the score up in the 60th minute after Cameron Iwasa drew a foul in the box, resulting in a penalty kick opportunity. Junior Tarek Morad capitalized on the situation as he found the back of the net. But CSUN got the same opportunity in the 80th minute when Armando Gutierrez scored on free kick opportunity.

The loss drops UCI to 4-11-1 on the season and 1-6-0 in Big West league play. The team’s next game is a non-conference game in Kentucky against 21st ranked Louisville on October 24.