October 28, 2009 > CSED sports roundup
CSED sports roundup
By Jeff Weisinger
After being swept by Cal State Los Angeles on Wednesday, the Lady Pioneers volleyball team ended their four-game home stand with a big win against Cal State Dominguez Hills, defeating the Lady Toros 3-1 (25-19, 25-17, 19-25, 25-12) Saturday night, Oct. 24.
East Bay (8-15, 6-9 CCAA) has traded wins and losses throughout their last eight matches, and Saturday's win came just in time as the Lady Pioneers get ready to start a six-game road trip starting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, when the travel to Belmont to take on Notre Dame de Namur.
Roxanne Neely starred again for the Lady Pioneers as she and Ariel Ajagu each recorded 11 kills on the night. Amanda Limeberger had a team high 26 assists on the night and 10 digs for the Lady Pioneers, while Neely recorded 22 assists.
East Bay starts a six-game road trip at Notre Dame de Namur on Tuesday and travel to Chico State on Friday, Oct. 30. They'll return home for two final regular season home games against Humboldt State on November 13 and Sonoma State on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Men's Soccer: CSU-San Bernardino 1, East Bay 0
With just two games left in the season, it seems very possible that the Pioneers Men's Soccer team could finish with just one win on the season, after falling 1-0 in extra time to Cal State San Bernardino.
Despite a strong effort by East Bay on the day, the Pioneers and goalkeeper Cesar Villa could not hold on strong in extra time for the tie as Danny Rodriguez put the Coyotes up 1-0 off a his shot on goal off a rebound from seven yards out in the 95th minute.
"The guys came ready and played hard for 95 minutes," Pioneers Head Coach Andy Cumbo mentioned. "That was our most complete game yet. Our midfield and front line played well together. It's clear from our recent results that we are making progress."
Although the Coyotes outshot the Pioneers 14-8, Villa kept East Bay in the match, recording four saves against five shots on goal by the Coyotes.
"Villa had a big save in each half to keep us in the match," Cumbo added.
The Pioneers (1-17-0, 0-14-0) will look to end their 17-game losing streak when they take on Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday, Oct. 30.
Women's Soccer: CSU San Bernardino 2, East Bay 1
After being shutout for the last five games, the Lady Pioneers took a step in the right direction on Sunday, Oct. 25, despite losing to Cal State San Bernardino 2-1 for their sixth straight loss since October 2.
With just two games left in their season-ending four-game home stand, the Lady Pioneers have struggled, being outscored 4-1 in the two home games, and 13-1 overall during their six-game skid.
The Lady Coyotes started off strong against the East Bay backline and goalkeeper Nina Cefalo as San Bernardino got off a total of seven shots in the first 20 minutes, scoring in the 21st minute off a goal from Jaclyn Clark to go up 1-0 midway through the first. The Lady Coyotes struck again in the first half off a goal by Kristina Gomez in the 42nd minute to go up 2-0 at halftime.
The Lady Pioneers scored their first goal in nearly a month as sophomore Carly Genzoli beat Lady Coyotes keeper Laura Lyons in the 73rd minute.
East Bay (3-12-3, 2-10-2) will look to snap their six-game skid and end the season on a positive note when they take on Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday.