October 8, 2013 > Cal State East Bay Soccer Report
Cal State East Bay Soccer Report
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Pioneers Superior in ÔBattle of the BayÕ
Jesus Magana scored Sunday's lone goal as Cal State East Bay made it back-to-back California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) wins. The Pioneers were in control throughout their matchup with San Francisco State (2-4-2, 1-4-1 CCAA) at Pioneer Stadium, outshooting the Gators 14-4 in full time.
"I am pleased with our performance this weekend," said victorious Head Coach Andy Cumbo. "We had a very challenging start to our schedule this season. To earn wins against a pair of tough opponents and to end the weekend with a shutout shows the character of this team."
East Bay (2-6-0, 2-4-0 CCAA) scored in the 30th minute after Conley Perry found Kellen Crow on the left side, who then crossed it to Magana in front of goal within the 18-yard box. Magana chipped it over the Gators charging goalkeeper Colt Reichl for the score.
"(Jesus) and (Conley) both had great games this weekend. I am very happy for them and this teamÉWe deserve to feel good about the way we played," praised Cumbo.
SFSU had its best scoring chances at the very start and end of Sunday's contest. The Gators put just one shot on target, doing so within the opening minute after Bryce Bookhamer hauled in a header from Chris Behroozian. Gators teammate Jorge Valadas made a diving header attempt that went inches wide of the right post in the 85th minute.
Over the past two games (both wins) the Pioneers have held the opposition to fewer than eight shots in each. The previous six contests each of the six teams managed 10 or more shots and scored at least once in those matches.
Pioneers, Broncos Battle to Scoreless Draw
Cal State East Bay and Cal Poly Pomona went 110 minutes without scoring in Friday's California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) matchup at Pioneer Stadium. The Pioneers had several opportunities but Broncos goalkeeper Andrew Todd thwarted all six shots on goal.
"We had some great scoring chances and their goalkeeper came up big," said East Bay Head Coach Andy Cumbo. Ê"I am pleased with our performance and the opportunities we createdÉfrustrated we were not able to score."
Cal State East Bay (2-6-1, 2-4-1 CCAA) was awarded a penalty kick after a Cal Poly Pomona (5-2-2, 3-2-2 CCAA) defender was whistled for a handball inside the 18-yard box. Jesus Magana's attempt towards the lower left corner was deflected off the base of the post by Andrew Todd.
The Pioneers went on the attack creating numerous scoring opportunities over the final minutes of regulation and all of overtime. Arnol Arceta's cross to Scott Dobson nearly provided the heroics late in regulation, but Todd was up for the challenge.
In overtime the Pioneers outshot the Broncos 6-1 including premium chances from Arceta and Javier Martin in the first overtime frame. Martin's strike on a loose ball from outside the 18-yard box screamed past the right post in the 95th minute.
Cal State East Bay senior Bryce Bookhamer made three saves. He has earned back-to-back shutouts, and not allowed a goal in three games spanning over 280 minutes of game action. The Broncos had scored seven times in the previous two games but were held without a goal on Friday.
Both squads entered Friday having won their previous two matches. Both teams leave Friday on three-match unbeaten streaks.
WomenÕs Soccer Posts Shut-Out Victory over Gators
Sara Silva, Bekah Anderson, and Megan Ravenscroft each scored during SundayÕs 3-0 win over San Francisco State. Pioneers goalkeeper Donna Williams made eight saves to earn her second shutout on the year.
Cal State East Bay enjoyed holding its first lead of the season after Silva scored in the 25th minute. She was on the receiving end of a long free kick from Sara Yamasaki to the far post about 10 yards out.
Less than five minutes later the Pioneers scored in similar fashion. Ariana Gordon served in a long pass to Anderson who placed it past Gators goalkeeper Allison Land.
Land entered the weekend ranked second in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in saves. CSUEBÕs Donna Williams ranked third entering the weekend and now has 41 on the season.
Early in the second half East BayÕs Megan Ravenscroft scored her first goal of the season. She settled a loose ball and placed her shot through the Gators defense. All three CSUEB scorers contributed their first goals of the year.
Pioneers Fall in Double OT to Broncos
Melissa Garcia of Cal Poly Pomona scored the lone goal at the 104:34 mark. The cross was provided by teammate Tatiana Cortes. Pioneers goalkeeper Donna Williams made nine saves.