The Earthquakes' road woes continued Tuesday night with a 1-0 upset loss to the Charleston Battery in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, S.C.

Little went right for the Quakes, who are 0-4-2 on the road this year in Major League Soccer. Chris Wondolowski's free-kick shot in stoppage time hit the top of the crossbar on a night San Jose played the final 21 minutes a man down after defender Brad Ring was sent off for his second yellow card.

The Battery, 6-2-1 in the USL Pro League, got the game winner in the 73rd minute on a goal by Ireland's Colin Falvey in front of a crowd of 1,954. The goal came after a reckless challenge by Quakes defender Dan Gargan. Fresno native Jose Cuevas struck a nice service into the box leading to Falvey's score.

The Earthquakes (3-5-6) travel to Real Salt Lake on Saturday in their continued effort to get back in the MLS playoff race. San Jose has scored only one goal in its past four games, counting Tuesday night in the tournament that includes all levels of U.S. soccer.

Colleges

Cal was fourth after the first round of the NCAA men's golf championship in Milton, Ga.

Arizona State led the team standings at 10-under par 270 on the Capital City Club's 7,319-yard, par 70 Crabapple course. Georgia Tech (274) was second, followed by Alabama (275), Illinois and Cal (277).

Arizona State's Jon Rahm had the individual lead with a 61. He was followed by Oklahoma's Abraham Ancer (65) and Cal's Brandon Hagy (66).


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  • Oklahoma's Keilani Ricketts (Archbishop Mitty High) has been named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year for the second straight year by the Amateur Softball Association of America. Ricketts is 31-1 this season with a 1.22 ERA and 311 strikeouts. She's also hitting .375 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs. Her Sooners are the No. 1 seed in the Women's College World Series, which starts Thursday.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.