OJAI, Calif. - Maegan Manasse and Olivia Hauger look to bring home some Pac-12 Championship hardware for California for the first time in four years on Sunday at Libbey Park. Manasse, a junior ranked 11th, and Hauger, a freshman, both won Saturday semifinals to reach, respectively, the singles championship final and the singles invitational final on Sunday.
The No. 1 seed in the main draw, Manasse defeated USC's fourth-seeded and 28th-ranked Giuliana Olmos, 6-4, 6-0, in the semis. Hauger beat Stanford's Melissa Lord, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1, in her semi.
Hauger will take on Caroline Lampl, another Cardinal player, in Sunday's invitational final at 8 a.m.
Track & Field
BERKELEY --- What a way to wrap up a home schedule.
The final day of the Brutus Hamilton Open & Challenge - and the end of the 2016 home schedule for California track & field - concluded with an exceptional showing by the host Bears.
Cal earned six total victories - including three of the meet's nine special events - and both teams won the scoring portion of the meet to end the home slate on the highest of notes.
"The meet overall was a challenge because of the weather changes and how much it takes to get everything going but we had some great performances and everyone competed very well," Director of Track Tony Sandoval said after the competition. "It's been a while since both teams were able to win at Brutus Hamilton so it was great to see them all get to do a victory lap."
"I want to be a professional soccer player."
The note was written by a 7 year old and her mother hung it on the wall alongside one from the little girl's older sister that read, "I want to be a model."
Most young dreams eventually fade. Passion is lost, ability lags or life gets in the way. But not for that 7 year old. Her name was Alex Morgan.
"Sports was like that one area I was able to stop thinking and just let instinct take over, and let my competitive drive take over," said Morgan, now 26. "I just never felt more comfortable than on the soccer field."