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February 25, 2014 > Pioneer Water Polo

Pioneer Water Polo

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Pioneers drop Sunday games at Aggie Shootout

CSUEB WomenÕs water polo took part in the Aggie Shootout on Sunday, February 16th, hosted by UC Davis. The Pioneers suffered its second one goal defeat in as many games dropping a 7-6 decision to Bakersfield. CSUEB closed out its weekend falling 15-4 to No. 14 ranked UC Davis.

Cal State East Bay nor Bakersfield led by more than two goals in SundayÕs low scoring affair. Sara Hudyn scored one of her team-high two goals on the teamÕs opening possession to give Pioneers their only lead of the game. On the Pioneers final possession HudynÕs backhand from set barred out to force overtime. Teammates KaÕiliponi McGee and Julia Charlesworth each scored fourth quarter goals to pull even with the Roadrunners. Taylor Cross and Breanna Ritter each scored for Cal State East Bay. East Bay goalkeeper Marrina Nation made 11 stops for the second straight game.

UC Davis concluded its weekend and the Aggie Shootout against the visiting Pioneers on Sunday afternoon. Following a 6-on-5 goal from Hudyn to pull within 3-2 near the midway point of the first quarter, UCD scored nine unanswered goals to lead 12-2 in the final minute of the third quarter. Hudyn again led the Pioneers with two scores. Allison Zell and Cross each scored once in the loss.

Pioneers Prevail Over Sunbirds

Cal State East Bay defeated Fresno Pacific for the second time this season with a 9-5 road win on Saturday, February 22nd. The Pioneers led 7-0 at halftime and goalkeeper Marrina Nation made 13 saves in the victory. ÒOur offensive movement today was great. We came out very strong in the first quarter which was great to see,Ó complimented East Bay Head Coach Lisa Cooper of her teamÕs performance. ÒMarrina had a very solid game including a massive block on a penalty shot in the second quarter.Ó Sara Hudyn paced the offense with three goals on five attempts. Olivia Mackell and Allison Zell each scored twice. Michelle Thornbury and Breanna Ritter round out Pioneer scorers.

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