The Master’s College men’s soccer team is off to a bit of a rocky start. The No. 2 ranked team in the NAIA lost its season opener, 2-1, to Westminster in Salt Lake City.
The Master’s College had a 1-0 lead in the first half. Jake Marchesani scored an unassisted goal in the 25th minute.
Westminster tied the game in the 64th minute with Nic Duncan scoring an unassisted goal.
Jace Maxfield scored the game winner for Westminster in the 72nd minute.
The Master’s College can even their record on Saturday when the team plays Benedictine of Kansas in Salt Lake City.
In baseball, the Hart PONY Mustang team beat the Dixie Youth team from Shreveport, La., 11-1, in the National Youth Baseball Championships in Nashville, Tenn.
The Hart team scored seven runs in the second inning. Cole Roederer and Noah Cardenas each drove in three runs for Hart. Starter Timmy Josten pitched three shutout innings, striking out four and giving up only one hit.
The Hart team plays the Super Series champions from Houston today.
In golf , Valencia High grad Max Homa is in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Golf Association’s Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
Homa, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, won his second and third round matches to advance to the final eight in the tournament.
He defeated Carter Newman of Augusta, Ga., 7 and 6 in his second round match. He went on to defeat Harring English, the eighth-ranked amateur golfer in the world, 4 and 3 later in the day.
Homa will get his toughest test in the tournament today. He will play Ben An, the reigning USGA Amateur champion, this morning. They were scheduled to tee off at 8:15.
In auto racing, Stefan Wilson will be back in the No. 28 car for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Firestone Indy Lights race at Chicagoland Speedway in Illinois this weekend.
Wilson missed the last Indy Lights race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma. He will be making his third career Indy Lights start on an oval race track and his first at Chicagoland Speedway.
Sebastian Saavedra will be looking to rebound after a 15th-place finish at Infineon Raceway. Last year at Chicagoland Speedway, Saavedra started on the front row and finished sixth.
Saavedra is fifth in the Indy Lights standings in his first year racing for the team owned by Valencia’s Bryan Herta.
In college football, Hart High graduate B.R. Holbrook will be the starting quarterback for the University of New Mexico in the team’s season opener against Oregon, ranked No. 11 in the preseason AP and USA Today polls.
Holbrook has played in five games for the New Mexico. He completed 19 of 34 passes for 170 yards. New Mexico went 1-11 in 2009, losing its first 10 games of the season.
The Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-1, completing the sweep and winning their third game in a row.
Casey Blake hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and six pitchers combined on a two-hitter for the Dodgers.
Carlos Monasterios started the game for the Dodgers, but couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. He gave up the only two hits, one a solo home run by Prince Fielder.
Next up for the Dodgers are the Colorado Rockies. It will be Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers against Ubaldo Jimenez for the Rockies. Pregame starts at 5:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.