January 7, 2014 > Pioneer women face tough competition in 2014
Pioneer women face tough competition in 2014
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
The Cal State East Bay womenÕs water polo team will open the 2014 campaign at Pioneer Pool on Saturday, January 18, against Fresno Pacific. Head Coach Lisa Cooper enters her 13th year at the helm of the Pioneers, and will lead the squad against her alma mater Hawaii on Friday, January 31.
No. 6 ranked Hawaii is one of seven preseason nationally ranked teams Cal State East Bay will face, according to the NCAA rankings released on October 14. The Pioneers will also take on No. 18 UC Davis (February 16), No. 14 Cal State Northridge (March 1), No. 8 Long Beach State (March 2), No. 10 San Diego State (March 22), No. 13 Michigan (April 5), and No. 12 UC San Diego (April 6).
East Bay will take part in two regular season tournaments starting with the Triton Invitational (February 8-9) hosted by Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) member UC San Diego. CSUEB will travel to Thousand Oaks to play in the Posada Royale Invite (March 1-2) hosted by Division III member Cal Lutheran.