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March 17, 2010 > East Bay water polo wins fifth straight

East Bay water polo wins fifth straight

By Jeff Weisinger
Photos By Mike Heightchew

A week after dominating at the "Cal-Lu"-fornia Spring Classic" in Thousand Oaks, the Cal State East Bay water polo team returned to Hayward and kept its win streak alive, extending the streak to five wins in a row after narrowly defeating Sonoma State, 10-9, and defeating Macalester College, 16-4, in a Saturday, March 13, doubleheader.

East Bay (16-6, 8-1 WWPA) went up 4-2 early in the first game against Sonoma State off three unanswered goals from Jenna Casady and Claire Pierce.

Sonoma State then proceeded to shutout the Lady Pioneers in the second quarter, scoring four unanswered goals, and taking a 6-4 lead going into halftime. The Seawolves scored its fifth unanswered goal in the third quarter before East Bay scored a pair of goals to come within one.

Whitney Bell's goal with 13 seconds remaining in the third quarter tied the game at 7-apiece and Pierce scored her third goal in a span of eight minutes, giving East Bay its first lead since the 6:48 mark in the second. Casady put East Bay up by two, 10-8, with 3:11 left in the fourth.

In game two, East Bay scored six unanswered goals in the first quarter against Macalester, en route to a 7-1 lead after one. East Bay would go on to score four more unanswered goals, one each by Brianna Finney, Allie Glogovac, Lauren Griffin and Ali Berlin, on its way to an 11-1 halftime lead.

East Bay stays home on Friday, March 19, hosting Harvard at noon.

Baseball: East Bay 12, C.S. Dominguez Hills 11
East Bay baseball ended its seven-game losing streak, defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills, 12-11, on Sunday, March 14, also avoiding a four-game sweep by Dominguez Hills.

East Bay took a 12-5 lead going into the eighth when Dominguez Hills scored six runs to rally back to a 12-11 deficit.

In the ninth, despite allowing two hits, Devin Grigg shut the door on Dominugez Hills, getting a fly out to centerfield for the game's final out.

Pioneer starter Aaron Hanningan pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits despite five walks and one strikeout.

The Pioneers will take on San Francisco State for a three-game series beginning on Friday, March 19.

Softball: East Bay 2, Dominguez Hills 5
The Lady Pioneers might have split Sunday's (March 14) doubleheader against Cal State Dominguez Hills, however a loss against Dominguez Hills in the second game gave the four-game series to Dominguez Hills.

With the loss, East Bay has lost eight of its last nine with a game agaisnt Domincan University coming up on Saturday, March 20.

Catherine Schorn (4-6) struggled through six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

After taking a 1-0 lead, Dominguez Hills struck for four runs in the fourth inning, taking a 4-1 lead which it would never give up.

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