The Master’s College women’s basketball team is ranked No. 10 in the NAIA Division I preseason poll.
The Lady Mustangs posted a 25-6 record and played in the NAIA national tournament for the first time in five years last season.
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The Lady Mustangs are one of three teams from the Golden State Athletic Conference in the NAIA top 25. Vanguard is ranked No. 1 and Westmont, the reigning Golden State Athletic Conference champion, is ranked No. 3.
The Master’s College women will play a pair of exhibition games against Washington State and Eastern Washington this weekend.
In volleyball, The Master’s College women swept Hope International, 3-0, in a Golden State Athletic Conference match.
Sam Dougherty had 18 kills and 14 digs for The Lady Mustangs, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA.
In soccer, The Master’s College women lost to Concordia, 2-1, in a match-up of NAIA top 25 teams.
The Lady Mustangs, ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Jessica Long.
Concordia, the No. 8 team in the NAIA, scored a goal in the 25th minute to tie the score, 1-1. Concordia won the game with a goal in the second half.
In football, Isaac Sopoaga, who played at College of the Canyons, was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the New England Patriots, according to a report on NFL.com.
The nose tackle was packaged with a 2014 sixth-round draft pick for a 2014 fourth-round draft pick.
In the NBA, the Lakers, playing without injured Kobe Bryant, beat the Clippers, 116-103, in the season opener for both teams. Pau Gasol had 15 points and 13 rebounds. Seven Lakers scored in double figures.
In hockey, the Kings lost to the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-1. Jarret Stoll scored his first goal of the season, in the third period for the Kings.
The Kings are back home for a game against the San Jose Sharks tonight at Staples Center. Listen to the game on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 7:30.
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