Bittersweet symphony

Cal Lutheran falls short of Sweet 16 bid in NCAA Division III tourney

THE MAGIC HOUR—Cal Lutheran women’s soccer standout freshman Mandy Crawford, right, tangles with UC Santa Cruz goalkeeper Alyssa Diaz-Tucker during the Regals’ 4-1 win Nov. 16 at home in the NCAA Division III tournament. Cal Lutheran lost the next day to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by penalty kicks. Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Mandy Crawford sat alone on the turf at William Rolland Stadium.

Her eyes swelled as she put a temporary hold on the tears.

Cal Lutheran women’s soccer he...

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