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October 21, 2009 > CSEB sports recap

CSEB sports recap

By Jeff Weisinger

A day after being swept by CSU- San Bernardino on Friday, Oct. 16, the Cal State East Bay Women's Volleyball team came back strong against Cal Poly Pomona in the second match of a four-match home stand, sweeping them in three sets 25-21, 25-17 and 27-25.

The Lady Pioneers had to fight back from a 17-10 deficit in the third set to tie the match at 25-25 off a block by Briana Bryant. Roxanne Neely recorded a kill to give East Bay a 26-25 lead and Amanda Limeberger's ace sealed the deal for the Lady Pioneers.

Neely led East Bay on the night with 10 kills while Bryant and Sukhjit each had nine. Krystal Robinson also had seven kills and four blocks on the day.

The Lady Pioneers continue their home stand on Wednesday, Oct. 21, when they host CSU- Los Angeles, followed by a match against CSU-Dominguez Hills on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Men's Soccer: CSU-Dominguez Hills-4, CSU-East Bay-1
The losing streak for the Pioneers continued on Sunday after East Bay dropped another decision, this time to defending National Champion CSU- Dominguez Hills, 4-1.

"Cal State Dominguez Hills is a solid team that likes to go forward," Pioneers Head Coach Andy Cumbo said. "We had a strong start to the second half and scored a really nice goal."

East Bay's 15th straight loss did have a bright side, as the 4-1 loss snapped a two-game scoreless streak for the Pioneers.

Brian Alvarez opened the scoring for the Toros in the 22nd minute with a shot just past the backline and keeper Cesar Villa to put Dominguez Hills up 1-0 early. They would strike again to go up 2-0 in the 42nd minute off Scott Locken's shot past Villa in the upper right corner.

East Bay cut the lead to 2-1 in the 53rd minute off a goal by Manny Cardenas, however the Toros would strike twice more, this time against Billy Morales in the net in the 76th minute of Alvarez's second goal of the game, and in the 88th minute off Andre Turoldo's goal.

The Pioneers will look to end their 15-game losing streak when they take on Cal Poly Pomona on Friday in the first game of the final four-game home stand of the season.

Women's Soccer: CSU- Dominguez Hills-2, CSU- East Bay-0
Despite holding the Lady Toros scoreless throughout the first half, the Lady Pioneers were unable to hold CSU-Dominguez Hills out of the net in the second half as the Lady Toros struck twice to defeat East Bay 2-0 on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Keeper Nina Cefalo took on 11 shots by the Lady Toros in the first half, and held strong, keeping the game tied at 0-0 after the first half.

However, the scoreless game ended in the 59th minute off a goal by Dominguez Hills' Makenzie Pedrotti, her fourth of the season, to put the Lady Toros up 1-0. Ten minutes later, the Lady Toros beat Cefalo again as Britney Vance found the back of the net to give Dominguez Hills a comfortable 2-0 lead.

The Lady Pioneers will look to end a four game losing streak as they host Cal Poly Pomona in the first game of a four-game home stand starting Friday, Oct. 23, at noon.

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