CoCo Goodson poses with her new Philadelphia Independence coaches after being drafted in the second round. (Photo Courtesy of Philadelphia Independence)
  • Congratulations are in order for CoCo Goodson, who was drafted by the Philadelphia Independence today in the second round, 12th overall. Goodson remarked that she was “very excited to join the Philadelphia family,” where she will be under the tutelage of two-time WPS coach of the year Paul Riley. CoCo becomes the second Lady Anteater to be taken in the WPS draft, after Tanya Taylor last season. Coach Scott Juniper congratulated Goodson on her accomplishment with the usual pleasantries before throwing in a bone toward his future recruiting efforts:

“… it clearly demonstrates that players in Southern California don’t have to travel to go to school to give themselves an opportunity to make the step to the pros.” – Scott Juniper

  • In more disappointing news, men’s basketball fell to Cal Poly on Thursday 66-50. A well-fought first half saw the Anteaters and Mustangs tied at 24, but things fell apart in the second half. The Mustangs cracked down with their trademark stingy defense, causing one of those dreaded scoring droughts that seem to doom UCI more often than we would like. Somehow the lead got stretched to 16 by the end (when KUCI crapped out), but I felt like the game was closer than that for the most part. Hopefully the fans were at least entertained by a couple of smashing dunks, including a signature highlight reel pass from Derick Flowers to Will Davis II that brought the house down.
  • No. 1 UCI volleyball’s first game as top dog didn’t go so well, as it looks like the team regressed from their weekend domination by getting swept by No. 2 BYU. The athletic website is calling it an “upset,” but let’s not forget that BYU was actually No. 1 to start the season. This game was hardly an upset, and more likely just BYU playing up to their capabilities. Hopefully UCI can pull out the re-match on Saturday.
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