Fresno Pacific dropped into a tie with Azusa Pacific for first place in the Pacific West Conference men's soccer standings following a 5-1 loss to Hawaii Pacific on Monday in Honolulu.
The Sunbirds fell behind 3-0 in the first half before Jorge Chedraui, who earlier in the day was named the PacWest freshman of the week, scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 50th minute.
A pair of second-half red cards left Fresno Pacific (7-3-1, 5-1) two men short down the stretch against the Sea Warriors (6-3-2, 4-1-1).
Ashley Tallon's goal in the 42nd minute off an Amber Rodriguez assist lifted Fresno Pacific's women to a 1-0 PacWest win over Hawaii Pacific.
Sara King made sure it stood up by posting her sixth shutout of the season for the Sunbirds (5-4-1, 3-2-1). Fresno Pacific also had two goals disallowed against the Sea Warriors (4-7, 2-4), leading to a pair of yellow cards for coach Erik Farfan and the first ejection of his 13-year career with the Sunbirds.
Local golfers power Cal first-day lead
Pace Johnson and Michael Weaver, a pair of former Clovis West High standouts, helped Cal to the top of the leaderboard, while Fresno State sits 12th following the first two rounds of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational men's golf tournament in Sonoma.
Johnson is tied with teammate Brandon Hagy for second at 10-under 134. Weaver is in a four-way tie for 15th at 3-under 141, a group that includes Fresno State's Nate Jessup.
Cal holds a 43-stroke lead on Fresno State (541-584) when the third round tees off today.
Bulldog earns MW volleyball award
Fresno State junior Maci Murdock was selected the Mountain West Conference volleyball player of the week after recording a .737 hitting percentage with no errors in home wins over San Jose State and Nevada.
The Bulldogs also announced that the start time for their home match Saturday against Air Force has been moved up to 11 a.m.
Heart attack fells horse at Fresno fair
Easy City, a horse owned and trained by William B. Cox, died of a heart attack after Saturday's five-furlong, 11th race at the Big Fresno Fair. Easy City, a 30-to-1 shot ridden by Hugo Herrera, finished sixth in an eight-horse field.
Easy City, foaled April 16, 2008 and bred at Sunset Stables, had four third-place finishes in 14 starts this year, and two firsts, two seconds and six thirds in a 25-start career that produced $28,670 in earnings.