February 18, 2014 > Pioneer Women snap losing streak, Coach Cooper gets 200th win
Pioneer Women snap losing streak, Coach Cooper gets 200th win
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Cal State East Bay closed out the Triton Invitational on Sunday, February 9th with a 10-9 win over Sonoma State. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak and gave Coach Lisa Cooper her 200th victory.
ÒThis weekend was a great experience for us. We learned a lot by playing some of the top NCAA Division I teams in the nation,Ó said Coach Cooper.
Cal State East Bay (2-4) never trailed in a tightly contested game with Sonoma State (0-5) as neither team led by more than three goals in regulation. The teams headed into the final frame tied 8-8 when East BayÕs Sara Hudyn and Julia Charlesworth each scored to put the Pioneers up by two with 2:30 left in regulation.
Simonne Call scored twice with her first coming as time expired in the opening quarter. The Pioneers won the second quarter sprint and Hudyn scored her first of five goals to take a 3-1 lead. It was her first of three second quarter goals as she combined with teammate KaÕiliponi McGee to turn a tie ballgame into the largest advantage of the game at 7-4 just before halftime.
East Bay goalkeeper Marrina Nation made a season-high 12 saves in the victory. Hudyn provided half of the teamÕs goals (5-of-10) and earned half of the teamÕs drawn ejections (3-of-6). Allison Zell finished with team-highs of three steals and two assists in the victory.
East Bay Suffers Overtime Loss to Otters
Cal State East Bay dropped an 11-10 overtime decision at Pioneer Pool to Cal State Monterey Bay in both teamÕs Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) opener on February 15th. Julia Charlesworth, Breanna Ritter, Allison Zell, and KaÕiliponi McGee scored two goals each to lead the East Bay offense. In total East Bay scored on 10-of-51 shots in the game led by four players with a pair each. Sara Hudyn and Casey Rushforth each netted a goal. Goalkeeper Marrina Nation played nearly the entire game and made 11 saves in the loss.