Five members of the Earthquakes, including star strikers Alan Gordon and Steven Lenhart, underwent successful surgeries in the past two weeks, the team announced Wednesday.

Starting fullback Steven Beitashour had surgery to repair a sports hernia injury that was not disclosed by the team during the Major League Soccer playoffs. He suffered the injury during the regular season but continued to play, as did Gordon and Lenhart, who had right knee arthroscopy on his lateral meniscus. Gordon, the team's second-leading scorer, had suffered a torn labrum of the left hip.

Sam Garza had a fractured wrist, and fellow rookie Cesar Diaz Pizarro had a torn meniscus repaired.

The Quakes won the Supporters' Shield but were eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals by the Los Angeles Galaxy when at least four starters, including center back Victor Bernardez, played with injuries.

College

Tickets to Stanford's NCAA women's soccer quarterfinal showdown against UCLA on Friday are sold out.

The 7 p.m. match pits the top-ranked Cardinal and No. 6-ranked UCLA at 2,000-seat Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The winner earns a berth in the NCAA College Cup in San Diego on Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

  • Stanford senior Becky Dru has been named a Longstreth/NFHCA first-team All-American in field hockey, earning the sport's highest honor for a second consecutive season.


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  • Cal junior golfer Brandon Hagy has accepted an invitation to be one of three Americans to play at the 2013 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship. The 72-hole stroke-play event will be played Jan. 8-11 at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Also, Cal sophomore Michael Kim is the second-ranked player in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and therefore is No. 2 on the organization's Watch List for the Haskins Award given annually to the top player in men's collegiate golf.

    Wire services contributed to this report.