Inglemoor senior Mark McLaughlin, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, committed this weekend to play basketball at Nevada. He visited Nevada last...
Inglemoor senior Mark McLaughlin, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, committed this weekend to play basketball at Nevada.
He visited Nevada last weekend, and after consulting with his family, he decided it was best to cancel his scheduled visits to Oregon and Illinois.
Both Nevada’s NCAA tournament record and its recent success in sending players to the NBA played a part in McLaughlin’s decision. He also liked that Nevada had three other players from the Seattle area.
“It just seems like they just keep getting better and better,” McLaughlin said. “I just want to get to the tournament, and they’ve gone the past four or five years.”
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McLaughlin had committed to Washington State this summer, but he reconsidered because he thought he rushed his decision. He said he was much more confident in his choice this time.
“This is just the right fit,” he said. “I’m not going to go back on this one.”
Huskies, Cardinal tie
STANFORD, Calif. — The Washington men’s soccer team battled to a scoreless draw in double overtime with Stanford on Sunday afternoon at Cagan Stadium.
The Huskies (5-4-2, 0-1-1 Pac-10) outshot the Cardinal (4-2-4, 1-0-1) 9-7, including a 7-1 advantage in the first half, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. Stephen Fung, the Huskies’ redshirt freshman goalkeeper, recorded five saves for his fourth shutout of the season. It was Washington’s sixth shutout of the year.
Other men’s soccer
Freshman Jake Ellig scored twice and 13th-ranked Seattle University (11-2) extended its winning streak to six matches with a 4-0 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay at Championship Field.
Jordan Jennings made two saves in picking up his third shutout of the season.
• Bryan Mullaney scored his first goal of the season, and the Gonzaga defense rose to the occasion as the 24th-ranked Bulldogs defeated host San Francisco 2-0.
The Bulldogs (7-2-1, 2-0-1 West Coast Conference) ran their unbeaten string to six.
Lauren Zuckerman scored her fourth goal of the season, but Gonzaga fell to Oregon 4-1 in Eugene. The loss snapped a school-record eight-match unbeaten streak for the Bulldogs (8-3-1).
The Ducks were led by Teresa Bowns, who recorded a goal and three assists, an Oregon game record.
• Abby Jensen and Morgan O’Friel scored a goal each to lead visiting Eastern Washington (5-4) past Idaho 2-1.
Jensen, whose tally in the seventh minute was her fourth of the season, is one from tying the Eagles’ season scoring record.
Washington junior Patrick Fischer was defeated in the final of the main singles flight at the Bulldog Classic in Fresno, Calif. He fell 6-4, 6-3 to Dean Jackson of San Diego, but still finished the weekend with a 4-1 record.
Huskies sophomore Derek Drabble lost in the singles consolation semifinals, 6-4, 6-3 to Fresno State’s Tejesvi Veerepalli.
Gonzaga’s Brandon Crick is tied for 16th after a first-round 71 at the inaugural Brickyard Golf Collegiate Championships, played on Riverside Golf Course in Macon, Ga.
Gonzaga’ 300 total was good for 11th place, 23 shots behind leader Clemson.
• Laurie Porter of Brush Prairie finished second in the Portland Marathon in 2 hours, 53 minutes, 47 seconds.
• Dalton Bergan and Zack Maxam, representing the Seattle Yacht Club, are second in the 49er division after six races at the US Olympic Sailing team trials in San Diego.
• The men’s team from Kent, representing the Pacific Northwest section, finished second at the 2007 USTA League 2.5 Adult National Championships, held this weekend in Indian Wells, Calif.
The Kent team lost to a team from Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2-1 in the championship match. The team is captained by Jim Thorp and includes Brad Belmondo, Daniel Benoit, Darren Griffin, David Herron, Anthony Hicker and Tony Shaheen.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources. Times staff reporter Tom Wyrwich contributed to this article.