Ducks golfer Xiong wins again
COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF
• Oregon's Norman Xiong won a three-man playoff for the Western Intercollegiate individual title at Santa Cruz, California.
Xiong, who helped the Ducks tie for sixth, birdied the third extra hole with a 1-foot putt on the par-4 first hole in a duel with Collin Morikawa of California and George Cunningham of Arizona. Cunningham birdied the first playoff hole to bow out.
Xiong and Morikawa both parred the second extra hole.
Xiong, a sophomore from Canyon Lake, California, shot 5-under 65 in the final round to total 10-under 200 for 54 holes.
His sixth career victory set an Oregon record. Five of his medalist honors have come this season.
• Lewis & Clark finished ninth (last) at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic in Spokane, Washington.
Keegan Loo of Whitworth was the individual champion with a 71-71–142 total, 2-under and one better than Alex Plusquellec of George Fox.
Jacob Bell of L&C tied for 18th at 156.
Pacific Lutheran took the team title at 22-over 598, two ahead of Whitworth.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF
• Oregon was tied for 13th out of 17 teams after the first of three days of the Silverado Showdown at Napa, California.
The Ducks had a 15-over 303 total. No. 8 USC's 290 was leading No. 13 Arizona and No. 1 UCLA by two shots.
Oregon's Petra Salko was tied for 19th after a 2-over 74.
Jennifer Chang of USC opened up a two-shot lead with a 66.
Beaverton's Gigi Stoll, ranked 69th in the nation playing for Arizona, was tied for 12th at 73.
• Lewis & Clark took fourth in the Northwest Conference Spring Classic at Spokane, Washington.
George Fox won with a 604, 22 strokes ahead of Whitman. The Bruins' Kristin Elich took the individual crown, shooting 70-75—145, 1-over, for a two-shot margin over teammate Briana Finau, who aced the 148-yard ninth hole in the opening round.
Mady Rhodenbaugh of Lewis & Clark tied for seventh at 157, with the Pioneers' total of 695 also trailing third-place Whitworth (652) in the nine-team tournament.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE
OREGON 18, USC 11
• At Eugene's Papé Field, the Ducks upset the 16th-ranked Trojans for their first win over a ranked foe since 2008.
It was Oregon's final home game of the season, and the victory lifted the Ducks to 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the Pac-12.
Oregon scored 10 consecutive goals in a 15-minute span of the first half to take a 10-1 lead.
JoJo Hesketh finished with five goals for Oregon, a career high, and Shannon Williams had a career-best six assists. Mariah Gatti added four goals for the Ducks.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS
STANFORD 6, Oregon 1
• The Ducks won at No. 1 singles, with Alyssa Robita knocking off 16th-ranked Michaela Gordon, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, to improve her record to 5-9 this year against ranked opponents.
But host Stanford dominated otherwise, dropping the Ducks to 12-8 overall and 3-5 in the Pac-12.
EASTERN WASHINGTON 7, Portland State 0
• PSU fell to 0-14 overall and 0-10 in the Big Sky with the loss at Cheney, Washington.
Lewis & Clark 9, WILLAMETTE 0
• The visiting Pioneers got their third sweep this season and raised their record to 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the Northwest Conference.
No. 1 singles player Christian Eliazo teamed with Kacey Incerpi for an 8-2 win at the top doubles spot, then took her singles match, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS
OREGON 4, Arizona 0
• In their home finale, the Ducks got the doubles point in the third match to finish, with Ty Gentry and Simon Stevens rallying for a 6-4 victory.
No. 1 singles player Thomas Laurent, ranked 22nd in the nation, won 6-2, 7-5, and victories by Gentry at No. 5 and Riki Oshima at No. 6, in that order, followed and gave No. 41 Oregon all it needed to improve to 14-7 overall and 2-3 in Pac-12 play.
Arizona dropped to 15-11, 0-5.
Loyola Marymount 4, PORTLAND 0
• The Pilots fell in Los Angeles to the No. 49 Lions (15-2, 5-0 West Coast Conference).
UP is 9-8, 4-3 WCC.
COLLEGE ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING
Baylor 286.750, OREGON 284.285
• The three-time defending national champion and top-ranked Bears held off the Ducks at Matthew Knight Arena.
Oregon, ranked fourth in the nation, fell to 4-3.
Baylor climbed to 8-0.