Erik Suh, Hannah Upshaw Shine in College Debuts

The NCAA began its second week of play this weekend.  Orange County alums continued to perform well at the top levels of the college game.

St. John’s freshman Erik Suh (St. Margaret’s ’16) won five of seven face-offs and collected one ground ball for the Red Storm in a 16-8 season-opening loss to visting Rutgers on Saturday.

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USC freshman goalie Hannah Upshaw (Foothill ’16) played the second half against St. Mary’s, allowing just one goal to her three saves. Upshaw also led the Trojans with three ground balls and had two caused turnovers to her credit.  Upshaw’s former high school teammate, Claire Healy (Foothill ’14) started at midfield for St. Mary’s, recording three groundballs and two caused turnovers.

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Julia Taylor (Foothill ’15) scored her fourth goal of the season to help Oregon defeated San Diego State 11-9.  Taylor also had four groundballs and three caused turnovers for the Ducks. She is no. 8 in the Ducks’ highlights below.  

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Noelani Murayama (St. Margaret’s ’16) scored a goal in Cal’s 15-5 loss to Denver.

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No. 3 Denver opened with a 14-6 win over Air Force. Nate Marano (Foothill ’15) had a goal for the Pioneers, and the only other SoCal players to make the stat sheet were Ryan Harnisch (St. Margaret’s ’15), who went 0-for-2 at the face-off dot, and Brett Greenlee (Corona del Mar ’15), who picked up a late penalty.

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Fernando Delgado (St. Margaret’s ’15) started at defense and was credited with a groundball in Villanova’s 12-10 defeat to Monmouth.

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Hayden Ruiz (Santa Margarita, ’14) (aka “Haydo”) handed out two assists and Tristan Ruh (Pacific Ridge ’15) had one to help Boston University roll over UMass Lowell 18-8. Ruiz started at midfield for the Terriers.

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Michael Marino (Aliso Niguel ’14) 13-for-19 on faceoffs and scooped up seven groundballs to help Colorado Mesa defeat Whittier 11-9.  Steve Brandenburg (Los Alamitos ’12) led the Maverick with three points (1g, 2a). Logan Olmsted (JSerra ’14) scored a goal for the winners.