Mission Prep graduate Jordan Hasay finished eighth at the Notre Dame Invitational to lead the Oregon women’s cross country team to a second-place finish out of 24 teams Friday in South Bend, Ind.
Despite reportedly losing a shoe halfway through the race, Hasay still completed the 5-kilometer race first for the Ducks, who came into the race ranked fifth in the country.
Hasay finished in a time 16 minutes, 45 seconds, 23 seconds behind winner Lucy Van Dalen of Stony Brook University.
Villanova won the meet with 64 points, followed by Oregon (118), Florida (129), New Mexico (143) and Stony Brook (153).
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The Notre Dame Invitational pitted Hasay against some of the top talent in the country, as it featured four of the top five ranked teams and 10 of the top 25.
Last year, Hasay finished 18th in the NCAA championships as a freshman and earned the Pac-10 Women’s Newcomer of the Year award, as well as being named to the first team all-conference.
Cal Poly 1, Long Beach State 1, tie
The Mustangs (5-5-1) opened their Big West conference schedule with a draw against Long Beach State (7-3-2) in Long Beach.
The game was scoreless at halftime after the Mustangs missed on two first-half shots, and the 49ers had four.
Then in the 69th minute, Tiffany Gummow fired a shot from about 20 yards out, slipping past the goalkeeper’s hands to put the Mustangs on the board first. The 49ers fired back in the 86th minute when Long Beach State’s Nikki Myers tied the score with a goal of her own.
The Mustangs and the 49ers both failed to score through two overtimes as Cal Poly tallied their first draw of the season.
For the Mustangs, Brooke Gauvin tallied six saves, and Emily Kingsbourough nabbed four for the 49ers.
Cal Poly is at UC Riverside on Sunday.
L.A. Pierce 3, Cuesta 0
The Cougars fell 25-13, 25-20, 25-21 in Los Angeles.
“We were really strong, but they just had more firepower than us,” Cuesta head coach Roche Nystrom said. “We were just outplayed.”
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The host Cougars dropped to 7-7 on the season after consecutive losses to Diablo Valley (12-11) and Golden West (18-7).
Against Diablo Valley, the Cougars lost a sudden-death, three-overtime thriller after coming from behind in the second half.
Ally Bernard scored with 10 seconds left in regulation to complete an 8-4 comeback and send the game into overtime. After two extra periods ended tied, the game went to sudden death where Diablo Valley’s Rachel Fenton quickly scored to give her team the victory.
In their second game of the day, the Cougars fell behind 10-2 by the half in an 18-7 loss to Golden West.
“Two weeks ago, we lost to DVC by four goals and today we pushed them to overtime,” Cuesta coach Pete Schuler said.
“The loss took a lot out of us physically and emotionally and didn't have much left in the tank for Golden West, but we battled to the end I am pleased with this team’s direction.”