Paul Islas scored with 45 seconds left to lift top-seeded Fresno Pacific past No. 8 Westmont 2-1 on Wednesday at Ramirez Field to open the Golden State Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament.
The Sunbirds, ranked No. 21 nationally, improved to 12-5 and will host No. 5 Biola Saturday semifinal.
Islas scored his 16th goal, and fifth game-winner, on a header after a deep cross from Chris Young served into the box.
"I put my head down and just tried to put it on-frame," Islas said of his first career goal on a header. "I didn't expect to score but I figured we've got a minute left, I might as well give it a shot."
The Sunbirds outshot Westmont 32-7, but trailed before Islas passed to Luke Tyler for the equalizer in the 60th minute.
Second-seeded Azusa Pacific beat Hope International on penalty kicks to reach the semifinals against No. 3 Concordia, a 2-1 winner against No. 6 The Master's.
Rams, Porterville retain share of CVC volleyball lead
Fresno City College stayed on course for its first-place volleyball showdown with Porterville by sweeping Merced 3-0 on the road in Central Valley Conference action.
Alex Paredes had 13 kills and nine digs, Lizzie Barrow 10 kills and Michelle Clark 31 assists.
The state 17th-ranked Rams (16-5, 10-1) and No. 24 Pirates (14-6, 10-1) square off for the title Nov. 10 in Porterville to conclude the regular season. Fresno City won its home match in the series, but trailed 2-0 before rallying for a five-set win Oct. 14.
Amanda Monge had 19 kills and 13 digs to pace host Porterville's 3-1 victory against Taft that kept the Pirates tied for first place.
Allison Clem added 16 kills and 16 digs, Tori Davis 10 kills and Stephanie Dounseroux had 13 digs and 48 assists for the Pirates (14-6, 10-1).
Taft (12-8, 8-3) dropped to 8-3 in the conference.
West Hills (5-13, 3-8) needed four sets to top Reedley (8-11, 4-7) in a CVC match.
Herren documentary to be reshown Saturday on ESPN
"Unguarded," the documentary that chronicles former Fresno State basketball star Chris Herren's rise to the NBA and fall into a decade-long addiction to cocaine, Oxycontin and heroin, will be rebroadcast at 4 a.m. Saturday on ESPN2.
The film by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock is the latest in ESPN's documentary series "30 for 30."
Stanford headlines volleyball exhibition at Clovis West
A free men's volleyball exhibition featuring Stanford, Pepperdine, Cal, UC Santa Barbara and Pacific will be Saturday at the Clovis West High gymnasiums.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The schedule: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., west gym, Stanford vs. Pacific; east gym, UCSB vs. Pepperdine; 230-4:30 p.m., west, Stanford vs. UCSB; 4-6 p.m., east, Pacific vs. Pepperdine.