Sports Briefs: Women's Golf Places Third in Tourney



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The Cal women's golf team earned third place at the fourth annual Bay Area Classic Tuesday at the Blue Rock Springs Golf Course in Vallejo, Calif.

The Bears finished with a two-round total of 607, 20 shots behind defending champion No. 13 Pepperdine which finished in first. San Diego State edged out Cal by one stroke for second place.

The Bears co-hosted the competition with the University of San Francisco. It was Cal's highest finish in the tournament's history. USF finished in ninth place with a score of 640.

Anne Walker led the Bears with a six-over 147 to tie for fifth in the individual scores. Tamie Durdin of Pepperdine shot a 143 to take medalist honors. Durdin closed with a final round 69 to edge out teammates Lindsey Wright and Heather Rollo of SDSU, who both shot a 145.

Cal was helped by the performance of freshmen Ria Quiazon and Vikki Laing, who each carded a score of 152, good enough to tie for 12th place.

Rounding out the scoring for the Bears were Nicole Bolter (156) and Lisa Yamane (161). Cal's Cheryl Lala (158), Christine Romer (159) and Heather Bruno (164) competed in the tournament as individuals but were not included in the team scores.

Cal will next compete in the Pioneer Classic hosted by UCLA March 13 and 14.

Women's soccer inks

new recruits

The Cal women's soccer team has signed 10 recruits who will join the team next season, head coach Kevin Boyd announced Tuesday.

The class is headlined by Parade All-American Karin Sullivan, who will play forward for the Bears. The Phoenix native will be joined on the Bears by twin sister Kristi Sullivan, who plays in the outside midfield. The sisters both played on the under-17 Arizona state team.

The forward class is rounded out by Kassie Doubrava (San Jose) and Amy Willison (Walnut, Calif.) Doubrava was named to the all-league team in each of her four years at Leigh High School, while Willison should bring some athleticism to Cal - she was a two-time CIF qualifier in the triple and long jumps.

Meanwhile, Laura Burpee (Boise, Idaho) will join Kristi Sullivan in the wide midfield.

The center midfield was also a strong area for the Bears in their 2000 signing class. Center midfielder Cami Boswell (Redondo Beach, Calif.) was a member of the English under-18 national team and South High School's all-time leading scorer. Livia Baldaccini (Mountain View) and Kim Yokers (Des Moines, Wash.) will add further depth at a position Boyd needed to improve for next season.

"Our main objective was to bring in a center midfielder who could run the field, control our tempo in the attack and contribute defensively," the coach said.

Cal also added a pair of defenders in Kathleen Cain (Redlands, Calif.) and Alea Kerch (La Jolla, Calif.) Cain spent time on the under-17 regional team, and Kerch was an All-CIF honoree at La Jolla High School.

"We have put together an outstanding recruiting class that solves the concerns we have due to graduation or lack of depth in a particular position," Boyd said. "In addition (to the center midfield additions), we added another top forward, added depth to our outside midfield and brought in another defender."

All-state blocker joins volleyball squad

The Cal volleyball team added an athlete to its 2000 recruiting class, head coach Rich Feller announced this week.

Six-foot-two middle blocker Lisa Collette of Idaho Falls, Idaho signed a national letter of intent to play for the Bears next year. She was a two-time all-league selection at Idaho Falls High School and a second-team all-state selection her senior year.

Collette joins Gabrielle Abernathy (Antioch), Heather Diers (Shingle Springs, Calif.), Astrid Gonzales (Duarte, Calif.) and Jessica Zatica (Homedale, Idaho) in the Bears' 2000 class.

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