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April 8, 2014 > Seniors honored in final home game

Seniors honored in final home game

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Cal State East Bay womenÕs water polo dropped a 13-6 decision to No. 17 Michigan in its final game at Pioneer Pool for the 2014 season on April 5th. Seniors Sara Hudyn, Julia Charlesworth and Allison Zell were recognized during pre-game ceremonies in the final collegiate home game of their careers.

ÒI am so proud of our three seniors. They exemplify what it means to be a student-athlete as they all are graduating this spring,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Lisa Cooper. ÒJulia and Sara have been with us four years and Allison for two, and to see their development as athletes and as people over the time is amazing. I am so proud to be their coach.Ó

Cal State East Bay hung tough with Michigan (16-11) and took a first quarter lead as Hudyn, KaÕiliponi McGee, and Michelle Thornbury combined to score three unanswered goals. After surrendering an early two-goal lead the Wolverines responded with a stretch of six straight scores lasting over nine minutes of game time.

Michigan scored on its opening second half possession to take an 8-3 lead and would hold at minimum a three-goal advantage the rest of the way. Three different Wolverines scored multiple goals led by Audrey Pratt with three.

Hudyn and Simonne Call paced the Pioneer offense with two goals apiece. Goalkeeper Marrina Nation made 10 of her game-high 13 saves in the second half. Michigan goalkeeper Emily Browning made 10 saves before giving way to Hayden Green early in the fourth quarter, who finished with five stops.

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