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November 12, 2013 > Cal State East Bay Report

Cal State East Bay Report

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

WomenÕs Basketball:

Cal State East Bay women's basketball will officially start its 2013-14 campaign November 8th at the CCA Division II Tipoff Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Pioneers will open the season facing two preseason nationally ranked top-10 teams within a 36-hour stretch.

ÒOur three-game schedule will challenge us physically, mentally and emotionally. We know that this can be an amazing opportunity for us to grow and learn as a team," said Head Coach Suzy Barcomb. "We can look at this upcoming weekend as a difficult challenge or an incredible experience. We are going with the latter and we know in the long run it will better prepare our program for our league schedule."

November 8
Pioneers Drop Season Opener to #9 Golden Bears

Cal State East Bay women's basketball got its season officially underway at the CCA Tipoff Classic. The Pioneers fell 73-61 to nationally ranked No. 9 Concordia-St. Paul at the Anaheim Convention Center to close out the first of three games over three days schedule.

Cal State East Bay (0-1) trailed by a slim 26-23 margin with under three minutes remaining in the first half. Concordia-St. Paul (1-0) pushed the lead to nine by halftime, and a pair of 3-pointers from Carissa Wolyniec gave CUSP a 15-point cushion with 18 minutes left.

The Pioneers trailed by as many as 20 in the second half but closed the gap to 10 points in the final minute of regulation. Stephanie Lopez scored the team's final two points and totaled 11 points in her East Bay debut.

Tori Breshers and Sarah Finlay scored all 21 of East Bay's bench points. Breshers finished with a team-high seven rebounds, and Finlay equaled the team-high 11 point effort of Lopez.

Danielle Peacon and Lopez each started on Friday in their debut with the team. Peacon finished with six points and four rebounds in 25 minutes. Micah Walker went 6-of-8 from the free throw line and scored 10 points as part of the starting lineup. Brianna Terrance added nine points and six rebounds, and Rachel Finnegan finished with four points and a team-high two assists to round out the starting five.

November 9
Pioneer women outlasted by #5 Emporia State

The Cal State East Bay women's basketball team hung tough with No. 5 Emporia State, but ultimately dropped a 67-53 decision on Saturday night. Danielle Peacon led three Pioneers in double figures.

November 10
WomenÕs Hoops Stung by Yellow Jackets in Weekend Finale

Cal State East Bay womenÕs basketball was on the short end of a 77-73 final score to Montana State-Billings on Sunday afternoon at the Anaheim Convention Center. A back-and-forth battle went in favor of the Yellow Jackets after they scored nine of the gameÕs final 11 points to conclude the CCA Tipoff Classic.

Cal State East Bay (0-3) was playing from behind after Montana State-Billings (1-2) went on a 23-6 scoring run spanning eight minutes of the first half. The Pioneers responded over the final nine minutes of the frame cutting a 17-point deficit to just one, before heading into the locker room down 37-35 at the half.

ÒFighting back from such a large deficit took an enormous amount of effort and energy. We really came to life with 10 minutes left in the first half,Ó said Head Coach Suzy Barcomb. ÒUnfortunately we could not hold them off in the end to earn the win today.Ó

The Pioneer comeback trail was led by Danielle Peacon who finished with 24 points on 10-fo-15 shooting from the floor. Teammate Brianna Terrance was one point shy of her career-high with 18, and teammate Stephanie Lopez finished with 11. Sarah Finlay supplied a career-high eight assists, the most by any Pioneer player since the 2008-09 season.

MenÕs Soccer:

Martin, Perry Selected to All-CCAA Team

Cal State East Bay menÕs soccer team members Javier Martin and Conley Perry were named to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Team, announced November 7, 2013.

Martin, a junior forward from Hayward, earned honorable mention league honors for the second time in three years. In both his freshman and junior campaigns he led the team in scoring with five goals. In 2013 he scored all five of his goals over the final seven games of the regular season.

Perry, a junior midfielder from Mission Viejo, earned his first all-conference selection as a member of the honorable mention team. He played in 16-of-18 games this season and was one of six field players to log over 1,000 minutes of game action. Perry provided the assist on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over San Francisco State on Sept. 29.

Cal State East Bay finished the 2013 season with a record of 5-12-1, 5-10-1 CCAA. The Pioneers placed fourth in the CCAA North Division final standings.

WomenÕs Volleyball:

November 9, 2013
CSUEB 3, CSUDH 1 (25-16, 23-25, 25-13, 25-22)

The Cal State East Bay volleyball team won its fourth straight match on Saturday night, defeating visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills (8-17, 1-16 CCAA) in four sets. The Pioneers (11-14, 7-10 CCAA) hit .348 as a team. Katie Allen (19 kills, .552 pct) and Samantha Bruno (11 kills, .563 pct) led the East Bay attack.

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