Bruins earn rematch with No. 1 Cornhuskers

first_imgFrom staff and news reports The fifth-ranked UCLA women’s volleyball team had to wait more than eight months to get another shot at Nebraska, but thanks to its 30-23, 30-21, 30-27 victory over No. 21 Utah in the opening match of the AVCA College Volleyball Showcase in Omaha, the Bruins get their long-awaited rematch with the defending national champion tonight at 6:30. Junior setter Nellie Spicer had 36 assists, eight digs and five blocks for UCLA, which won its ninth consecutive season opener. Junior outside hitter Ali Daley recorded 11 kills and 13 digs, in addition to serving three consecutive aces to cap UCLA’s rally from a 27-23 deficit in the final game. Men’s soccer Jeff Clark’s second goal was the game-winner as Concordia (Irvine) shocked host Cal State Dominguez Hills, 3-2, in its season opener. Gus Zarate and Sammy Rivas scored for the Toros (0-1). Women’s soccer Former North Torrance High standout Corrie Horikawa scored both of her team’s goals as host Cal State Dominguez Hills (1-0) edged Nebraska-Omaha, 2-1, in its season opener. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA, which has been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons by the Cornhuskers, has never won the AVCA season-opening event. Top-ranked Nebraska crushed Tennessee, 30-15, 30-19, 30-18. No. 6 USC 3, Michigan State 0: Opposite hitter Asia Kaczor recorded 13 kills and hit .455 to lead the Trojans to a 30-24, 30-23, 30-25 victory in the first night of the Trojan Invitational at the Galen Center. Sophomore setter Taylor Carico (Mira Costa High) had nine digs and 31 assists. USC plays St. John’s today at noon and Loyola Marymount tonight at 7. St. John’s 3, Loyola Marymount 0: Heather Hughes had 14 kills for the Lions, who suffered a 30-23, 30-19, 30-23 setback in their season opener at the Trojan Invitational at Galen Center. Emily Day (West Torrance High) recorded seven kills for LMU, which faces Michigan State today at 10 a.m. No. 15 San Diego 3, No. 19 Long Beach State 0: Alexis Crimes had 16 kills and four blocks in a losing cause as the host 49ers (0-1) fell, 30-28, 30-27, 30-14. Southwest Minnesota State 3, CS Dominguez Hills 0; Fort Lewis 3, CSDH 1: Lauren Wells had a combined 22 kills and 15 digs as the Toros (0-2) dropped both of their matches at the Coyote Classic in San Bernardino. last_img read more

Son of activist leads DC rally

first_imgIMMIGRATION: Boy’s mother was deported to Mexico. Demonstrators also gather in L.A. By Erica Werner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two demonstrators for disorderly conduct. Saul Arellano and other children carried a banner that read, “Born in the USA. Don’t take our moms and dads away.” The boy’s mother, Elvira Arellano, was deported last month after taking refuge in a Chicago church for a year. In Tijuana, Mexico, Elvira Arellano spoke about her son to demonstrators. Saul was scheduled to join her there today. “He is a boy who has been suffering because the U.S. government told his mother she couldn’t stay in their country anymore because she was undocumented,” she said. In Washington, activists clashed with police outside the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, chanting and shouting for her to lead on immigration reform. Saul appeared to get enveloped in the shoving crowd. Demonstrators taped two oversize letters to Pelosi’s door – one in English and one in Spanish – warning her: “If Democrats expect our support in the next election, the Democrats must support us now.” Immigration reform legislation died in Congress this year and isn’t expected to be revived anytime soon. Pelosi, D-Calif., was in Oregon on Wednesday for a forum on global warming. In Los Angeles, several dozen people marched from a church to MacArthur Park, where a May 1 immigrants march and rally ended with police hitting and firing rubber bullets at surprised participants and news media. “Families Unite!” said signs carried by the marchers as they walked on sidewalks to the park, escorted by police officers on bicycles. At the park, a rally attracted nearly 300 people, said officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. A man was arrested for investigation of battery following scuffle with another person, but Lee said the rally was “peaceful otherwise.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally

first_imgDembele is eligible to represent Scotland, England or the Ivory Coast internationally.He has flitted between two of those nations at youth level football as he has played for Scotland Under-16s and Under-17s and also England Under-15s and Under-17s.The Scottish Sun report that the winger has decided his international future lies with England. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta 1 rookie error statement Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ latest Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff stalemate Getty Images – Getty Karamoko Dembele made his Celtic debut at 16 Earlier this week, he scored for England Under-17s as they drew 2-2 with Spain and also featured in two other matches during the international break.He reportedly will not play for Scotland youth sides anymore and focus on working his way up the ranks with the Three Lions.That is not the end of the road, though, as he would need to play a competitive appearance for England’s senior team to not be able to go back.The teenager has impressed with Celtic and was handed his debut by Neil Lennon in the final Scottish Premiership game of last season.He was also on the bench for the 2019 Scottish Cup Final win against Hearts.Dembele has been linked with a number of top European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future on target update LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son appointed targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele has reportedly chosen to play for England rather than Scotland.The 16-year-old is one of the most highly sought after young players in Europe and is destined for big things.He first came to national attention when he made his debut for Celtic Under-20s as a 13-year-old. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more