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November 5, 2013 > Cal State Soccer Report

Cal State Soccer Report

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Friday, November 1, 2013

Seniors suffer cruel result in final home game
Sonoma State 2, Cal State East Bay 1

Cal State East BayÕs Chris Lara opened the scoring in the 70th minute to give the home side the lead on ÒSenior DayÓ at Pioneer Stadium. Sonoma State senior Taylor Varnadore scored late in regulation and the golden goal in with 88 seconds left in double overtime to hand the Pioneers a 2-1 loss in their final home game of the 2013 season.

Chris Lara scored his third goal of the season for Cal State East Bay. Teammate Steffen Sauer provided the assist with a cross near the endline near the left goalpost.

Seniors Jesus Leon, Paul Dewhurst, and Bryce Bookhamer played in the final home game of their careers.

Pioneers unable to close gap in loss to Sonoma State
Sonoma State 3, Cal State East Bay 1

Sonoma State womenÕs soccer took the lead in the final three seconds of the first half and added two more goals in the second half. Cal State East BayÕs Ariana Gordon scored to end the shutout, but the host Pioneers came no closer in a 3-1 defeat at Pioneer Stadium.

East Bay senior Donna Williams made seven saves in goal. Seniors Shannon Fontes, Katie Brawley, and Donna Williams were recognized during pre-game ceremonies as this was their final home game of their collegiate careers.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


MenÕs Soccer Ends Season as Winners
CSUEB 2, Cal State Stanislaus 1

Cal State East Bay menÕs soccer finished off the 2013 campaign on a winning note going on the road to defeat Cal State Stanislaus 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Derrek Duke Driggs scored his lone goal of the season in the first overtime period for the golden goal game-winner.
ÒToday was an excellent team effort. It is a great feeling to win our final game of the season, and especially in overtime,Ó said the winning head coach Andy Cumbo. In five previous overtime games the Pioneers had failed to leave with a victory (0-4-1).

A scoreless first half ended with the Pioneers still searching for their first shot on target. East Bay had taken five shots and earned six corner kicks through the opening 45 minutes with nothing to show for it.

Javier Martin provided the teamÕs first shot on target and scored his team-high fifth goal of the season. The scoring chance coming in the 53rd minute was set up by the first assist of the season for freshman Till Wendler.

Cal State Stanislaus (8-9-1, 7-9-0 CCAA) earned three second half corner kicks and used one in the 76th minute to tie the game. Danny OchoaÕs service was settled and shot into the lower corner by teammate Jose Ramirez to tie the game 1-1. Ochoa provided all three assists in the Warriors two games against the Pioneers this season.

Steven Morgan of Cal State East Bay and Clint Long of Cal State Stanislaus were both forced to make one of their three saves over the final two minutes of regulation. Morgan, in just his second career collegiate start, earned his first career victory.

Morgan secured the victory courtesy of the overtime goal scored by Driggs. The only two shots in extra time came from the Pioneers and the second was set up by Rica Guerra. His cross was headed down by the high-flying, 6-foot-2 Driggs with 3:07 left in the opening overtime period.

ÒThis has been another positive step forward and we accomplished a lot of new things this season in the CCAA. We beat all but one team in our division, and we took that squad to double overtime,Ó said Cumbo. ÒI am proud of our guys and wish this season was not over.Ó

Cal State East Bay (5-12-1, 5-10-1 CCAA) finishes in fourth place in the CCAA North Division standings. The Pioneers improved their conference mark from 2-7-5 last season to 5-10-1.


Pioneers Final Victim to #6 StanislausÕ Unbeaten Regular Season
CSUEB 0, Cal State Stanislaus 4

Cal State East Bay womenÕs soccer ended the 2013 season on the road Sunday afternoon falling to nationally ranked No. 6 Cal State Stanislaus, 4-0. All four goals came in the second half and the Warriors (16-0-2, 14-0-2 CCAA) became the first California Collegiate Athletic Association team to go undefeated since 1998.
Ò(Stanislaus) is an amazing team. We played them tough the first time around and the first half today,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Amy Gerace. ÒWe made mistakes, but we worked hard and showed good effort.Ó

Cal State East Bay was held without a shot attempt over the opening 45 minutes but was able to head into the locker room at halftime in a scoreless tie. However an own goal within the first minute out of the break aided the California Collegiate Athletic AssociationÕs (CCAA) most prolific offense.

ÒWe were losing possession too much on goal kicks and were passing between our keeper and backline. We were trying to maintain control and a miss touch by our defender went into our goal,Ó said Gerace.

Karanee Demery repeated her effort from the original meeting between these two teams just nine days ago. She scored a twice within a five-minute stretch in the second half and broke her own school record with goals number 20 and 21 on the year.

Teammate Kirsten Coleman netted her second goal of the season in the 79th minute to cap off the scoring on Sunday. Sabrina Williamson, Katelyn Nebesnick and Maryssa McDuffy assisted on the Warriors goals, respectively.

Ariana Gordon, who scored in FridayÕs game against Sonoma State, was one of two Pioneers to take a shot on Sunday. Sialei Manuleleau and Gordon took the only two shots for East Bay, both coming in the 67th minute of play.

Senior Donna Williams made five saves in her final collegiate game. Chelsea
Lewandowski earned the solo shutout and was not forced to make a stop for the third time over her past four starts. The only goal a Warriors opponent has scored over the past six matches came from Cal State East BayÕs Alyssa Rodriguez back on Oct. 25.

Two milestones for the host Warriors took place on Sunday. Stanislaus Head Coach Gabriel Bolton earned career win No. 100.

Cal State East Bay (4-12-2, 4-10-2 CCAA) finishes in fifth place in the CCAA North Division standings. The Pioneers doubled their conference win total from a year ago in which they finished 2-11-1.

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