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Senior midfielder Nicole Molen notched two goals in the first half of Friday’s overtime loss to UCLA in Westwood. Molen tallied 4 goals and three assists during her final regular season at USC. Photo by Ollie Jung | Daily TrojanIn front of a NCAA-record crowd of 11,925 fans, the No. 6 women’s soccer team traveled to Westwood last Friday to take on crosstown rival No. 5 UCLA, but fell 3-2 in overtime. The Women of Troy were looking for a rebounding win coming off a disappointing loss to top-ranked Stanford last week. “We don’t get a better teacher than this game,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said after his team’s loss to the Cardinal. “To get to play this game will prepare us for every game moving forward.”The Trojans appeared to take McAlpine’s words to heart, seizing the early momentum against the Bruins. USC dominated possession, and when UCLA controlled the ball, the defense pushed the Bruins to the edges of the pitch and quickly regained possession. The Trojans opened the scoring early into the match. In the 11th minute, sophomore defender Julia Bingham launched a cross in front of the Bruins’ goal. In traffic, senior midfielder Nicole Molen elevated and landed a powerful header, sending the ball past UCLA goalkeeper Siri Ervik. Despite USC’s control on the game, the Bruins found the equalizer in the 26th minute. Sophomore defender Kaiya McCullough broke up the field past redshirt senior forward Alex Anthony and shot a long, rolling ball from outside the 18-yard box inside the far post to knot the score at one.Just minutes later, the Bruins threatened to steal the lead from USC with a header on frame, but redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaylie Collins denied the attempt, setting up the Trojans to go on the attack. The Women of Troy returned to the attacking third and strung together a series of scoring opportunities but were turned down on all attempts — until the 34th minute. Freshman midfielder Savannah DeMelo launched a corner kick into a scrum in front of the net. After a scramble at the goalmouth, the ball eventually found its way to Molen once again. The captain tapped in from point-blank range to record a brace with her fourth goal of the 2017 season.“We knew that, on set pieces, they were weak, and we could exploit them there,” Molen said. “So I believe that’s where that second goal came from. It was just kind of bouncing around, and I just poked it in.”The remainder of the first half was scoreless, and USC led 2-1 at the intermission. The Trojan offense was blazing through the opening 45 minutes, tallying nine shots while the USC defense limited the Bruins to just four. It seemed as if the Women of Troy had ironed out their problems from the Stanford game, but the bane of USC’s season returned in the second half. UCLA dominated possession in the second period, allowing the Trojans to spend very little time in the offensive zone and holding them to only two shots. In the 65th minute, a defensive breakdown resulted in a breakaway for UCLA redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez. One-on-one with Collins, Rodriguez sent the ball past the keeper to tie the score at two.The match ended in a stalemate after regulation time, but overtime proved to be a short-lived venture. In the 92nd minute, UCLA’s sophomore forward Sunny Dunphy entered the Trojans’ box and played a backward pass to fellow freshman forward Ashley Sanchez. Freshman forward Tara McKeown was able to get a leg on the ball to change its course, but it was not enough as Sanchez’s shot found the back of the net for the game-ending golden goal.“You hate to lose to your rival,” McAlpine said. “You hate to lose a game, but knowing that [we] have the postseason coming up, just like last year, we have a chance to redeem ourselves.”USC fell 1-0 to the Bruins in 2016’s regular-season finale, but the team rebounded to reel off seven consecutive postseason wins — all the way to a national championship.The Women of Troy conclude their 2017 regular season with a 14-3-1 overall record and an 8-2-1 conference mark. USC now awaits the NCAA Selection Show on Monday at 1:30 p.m. for the team’s seeding and matchup in the NCAA Tournament.
MIAMI >> Giancarlo Stanton stands 6 feet, 6 inches tall. The Miami Marlins’ right fielder is bigger than most baseball players, with the wingspan of a pteranodon. When he reaches, the world bends slightly in his direction.Stanton reached for a Cody Bellinger fly ball in the seventh inning Saturday, but not even he could prevent a small slice of history from falling to Earth. The ball cleared Stanton’s glove by a few inches and rolled to the wall. Bellinger glided into third base with a triple — becoming the first rookie in the history of the Dodgers’ century-old franchise to hit for the cycle.Bellinger also singled in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the third inning and doubled in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 7-1 win at Marlins Park. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error He became the ninth Dodger to hit for the cycle, and only the third since the team moved to L.A. in 1958 — and, at 22 years and two days, the seventh-youngest to cycle for any team.In less than three months, Bellinger has gone from a non-40-man roster player to the National League leader in home runs.“This past week,” he said, “is probably the top of everything.”Bellinger has been in Miami since Monday, when he reached the semifinals of the Home Run Derby. On Tuesday he played in the All-Star Game. Thursday, he celebrated his birthday. Saturday he upstaged Alex Wood’s six shutout innings and Yasmani Grandal’s three-run home run, the other linchpins of the Dodgers’ latest victory.The Dodgers have won 28 of their past 32 games. The last time they did that, according to ESPN Stats and Info, was 1899. Will they ever lose a game again? “I would say at some point in time,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “I just don’t see anyone compete as much as we do. It’s not taking away anything from anyone else, but I think that our club for 27 outs competes harder than anyone. When you have the talent we have and the compete that we have, every single night, we’re going to win a lot of games.”This game carried little suspense. Marlins starter Jose Urena (7-4) unraveled in the third inning of a 0-0 game by allowing five runs. Three came on the home run by Grandal, his 12th of the season and his 10th as a left-handed hitter. Two came on the home run by Bellinger, his 26th of the season. He and Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto are tied for the NL lead.The Dodgers scored twice more. Bellinger’s 16th double of the season drove in Justin Turner to provide a 6-0 lead. After his historic triple — his second this season — Bellinger tagged up and scored on a Logan Forsythe sacrifice fly.Miami rallied for three hits against reliever Pedro Baez with two outs in the seventh inning to score its only run.Wood (11-0) walked one batter and struck out four. He is the first Dodgers pitcher to begin a season with 11 consecutive wins since at least 1913, and hasn’t lost a game since May 30, 2016.“It’s been kind of a crazy ride,” Wood said. “I’m trying to keep it all in perspective.”The Marlins could scarcely get the ball in the air against Wood’s superlative sinker. Only one of his 18 outs came on a fly ball to the outfield. Four came via strikeouts. The rest, a steady stream of grounders.“Any time your team wins a game, a lot goes into it,’’ said Wood. “I feel like every time I go out and pitch, we score five, six, seven runs. It definitely takes the pressure off early. … We’re just clicking on all cylinders.”The night belonged to Bellinger, whose four hits also set a career high. He is the fifth player to hit for a cycle this season, and the first Dodger since Orlando Hudson on Opening Day of the 2009 season.Wes Parker (in 1970) is the only other Dodger to achieve the feat since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.Bellinger said his parents have already amassed a small fortune of souvenir baseballs in a short amount of time: his first two home runs, his first double, his first RBI.“First something else,” he said. “A lot of firsts.”If Clay and Jennifer Bellinger have any room left in their Chandler, Ariz., home, Saturday’s game ball will join the collection of historic trinkets. For his part, Cody Bellinger has no apparent interest in indexing the tangible reminders of his greatness. Next to Saturday’s game ball, sitting on the chair by his locker, Bellinger noticed he’d gained a folded-up piece of paper.“Whatever this is — tickets? I haven’t really looked yet,” Bellinger said.His disinterest in each milestone is genuine, Roberts said.“Where we slated him at the start of the season, and the impact that he’s made, I don’t think that was expected, obviously,” Roberts said. “But the great thing about Cody is, he doesn’t get too far out of each moment. At the end of this season it’ll be great for him to look back at what he accomplished and what we accomplished as a team. That old saying: You’re never as good as they say you are and you’re never as bad. Cody just has really good perspective on things. It’s a wave that he’s never been on, but he’s enjoying the ride.”