The Gophers women's soccer team will play Loyola Marymount on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament at a time and site to be determined. The Lions upset California, one of the four third seeds in the 64-team national field, 1-0 on Saturday on Callie Taylor's first goal of the season in the 39th minute.

Keeper Charlee Pruitt of Loyola Marymount (14-5-1) made four saves for the shutout — the Lions' 11th.

Minnesota won its first-round NCAA match 5-0 over South Dakota State on Friday.

U signs three D-men

The Gophers men's hockey team signed three homegrown defensemen. They are Ryan Lindgren of Lakeville, Sam Rossini of Inver Grove Heights and Ryan Zuhlsdorf of Edina.

Lindgren's brother Charlie is a St. Cloud State goalie; Ryan plays for the U.S. national development team.

Rossini plays for Waterloo and Zuhlsdorf for Sioux City, two USHL teams.


• Minnesota State Mankato signed seven men's hockey players, including three from within the state borders: defenseman Michael Bigelbach of Red Wing and forwards Josh French of Woodbury and Jake Jaremko of Nowthen. Bigelbach and French play for Omaha of the USHL, Jaremko for Chicago of the same league.

• The Gophers women's cross-country team, third in the Midwest Regional, received an at-large bid to the NCAA meet next Saturday in Louisville.

• St. Olaf beat host Macalester 1-0 in a second round NCAA Division III men's soccer match on Jens Undlin's goal in the 87th minute.

• Bethel edged neighbor Northwestern (St. Paul) 25-18, 27-29, 25-22, 16-25, 15-11 in a Round of 16 NCAA Division III volleyball match in Whitewater, Wis. Carlee Hoppe had 18 kills and Kristin Stern 16 for the Royals.

• Concordia (St. Paul) defeated visiting Southwest Minnesota State 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 25-11 to win the NSIC regular-season title in volleyball. Into Saturday's matches, those teams and Northern State were all 17-2. Anna Schlaak had 16 kills to lead the Golden Bears. Host Minnesota Duluth beat Northern State 24-26, 25-22, 25-25, 20-25, 15-8 behind Mariah Scharf's 30 kills.