ICYMI: November 12-18, 2018
ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. No. 15 Mustangs Sweep Titans, Secure Big West Title Outright
For the second year in a row, the Cal Poly volleyball team secured the outright Big West title on its home floor, a night after clinching a share of it. The No. 15 Mustangs (25-2, 15-1 BWC) swept Cal State Fullerton (25-17, 25-19, 25-12) Saturday in front of over 1,000 fans at Mott Athletics Center on senior night. Full Story
2. UC Irvine Men’s Soccer Advances to NCAA Second Round
UC Irvine and Grand Canyon battled through the NCAA First Round matchup Thursday night in Anteater Stadium settling for a 1-1 draw, and in the penalty shootout, the ‘Eaters came out on top, 6-5, to move on to the Second Round. Full Story
UC Irvine men’s soccer hung around with the No. 9 national seed Stanford Cardinal Sunday night in the NCAA Second Round match at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, but a couple goals down the stretch dropped the ‘Eaters eliminating them from the tournament. Full Story
3. Men’s Basketball Handles Monmouth 87-63, Ahmad Pours In Career-High 40 Points
Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball won its final matchup at the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Sunday thanks to a career-high 40 points from senior guard Khalil Ahmad.. Ahmad had a historic day, setting career highs in points (40), field goals made (13, on just 22 shots) and three-point field goals made (8). He is just the fifth Titan to ever score 40 points or more in a game, joining Bobby Brown, Tre’ Coggins, Josh Akognon and Kyle Allman, Jr. For his career, Ahmad is now up to 1,266 points, the 11th-best total in program history. He also chipped in five rebounds and tied a career-high with four steals. Full Story
4. Izzo Finishes 82nd, Daschian Takes 112th at Snow-Covered NCAA Championships
Katie Izzo came in 82nd place at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships on Saturday morning, and Cal Poly teammate Miranda Daschian took 112th place, as the Mustang duo of juniors competed on snow-blanketed Zimmer Championship Course. Izzo earned a 6k time of 20:58.1, while Daschian crossed in 21:09.5.
At the start of the finals featuring a field of 255 student-athletes, temperatures were just under 30 degrees with snowfall from the night before covering the Badgers’ home course. Full Story