Regional Digest: Sherks bested in preseason matchup; UCD pulls upset

Published: Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 7C

Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a power-play goal late in the third period as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Sharks 2-1 in a preseason game Friday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Ekman-Larsson scored with 2:28 left on a wrister from the left circle after taking a pass from David Rundblad.

Phoenix's Radim Vrbata scored late in the second period.

He got Alex Stalock to drop to his knees with a deke and then squeezed a shot between the goalie's skate and the far post on a wraparound.

The Sharks' Bracken Kearns scored early in the third period, one-timing a shot past Thomas Greiss after a scramble in Phoenix's end.

Greiss, signed as Mike Smith's backup in the offseason, stopped 25 shots.

Stalock, competing to be Antti Niemi's backup, had 24 saves.

– The Associated Press

UC Davis pulls upset over 25th-ranked New Mexico

UC Davis stunned 25th-ranked New Mexico 2-1 in a men's soccer match in Albuquerque, N.M., the Aggies (4-4-1) reported. Sophomore Ryan Gross scored on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute and junior Matt Wiesenfarth got the game-winner in the 74th minute.

Lum goal leads Hornets to win over North Dakota

Sacramento State redshirt freshman Jennifer Lum scored in the 29th minute and the Hornets enjoyed a 21-6 shot advantage in defeating North Dakota 1-0 in women's soccer at Hornet Field, Sac State reported.

– Bee Sports staff

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