Sonoma State University sports update March 29 - April 5. Softball goes 5-1 at weekend tournament, women's water polo loses in double overtime, and women's tennis wins two of three.
On April 3, the Sonoma State softball team wrapped up the annual Tournament of Champions hosted by Stanislaus State, blasting Notre Dame de Namur 12-1 before suffering a 6-5 setback against Holy Names in the nightcap. The Seawolves went 5-1 at the tournament to improve to 22-14 this season.
Carlie Daniel exploded for six hits in eight at bats on April 2, leading the Sonoma State softball team to two more wins at the tournament in Turlock, an 8-0 win over Hawaii Pacific before knocking off Chaminade 8-2 soon thereafter.
On April 1, the first day of the tournament. Mayleen Mazon went 3 for 6 with a double, a home run and four RBI and five others recorded at least three hits as the Sonoma State softball team went 2-0 in Turlock.
The Sonoma State softball team fell behind 5-0 after four innings of play on March 31, a deficit it couldn't overcome late, losing 5-3 to Western Washington in neutral-site action at Warrior Softball Field in Turlock, Calif.
WOMEN'S WATER POLO
In their final home performance of the season at Dr. G. Edward Rudloff Pool on April 2, the Sonoma State University women's water polo team took on the nationally ranked UC San Diego Tritons and celebrated Senior Day against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters.
The tightly contested match against the Otters was no less than three goals apart the entire way, resulting in double overtime 14-13 loss for the seawolves. In the day's opening matchup, the dominant Tritons earned their 20th win of the season with a wire-to-wire victory over the Seawolves.
Amanda Zuidema cruised to a straight-set victory, dispatching her opponent 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, but it would be the only point in Sonoma State's 6-1 loss to NCAA Division I UC Davis on April 2 in women's tennis action in Davis. The Seawolves will return home next Saturday to play their final regular season match against UC Santa Cruz.
The Sonoma State women's tennis team racked up two 9-0 victories on April 1, knocking off Notre Dame de Namur in the morning before taking care of Dominican on the back end of a doubleheader at the SSU Tennis Courts in Rohnert Park.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Angelique Lopez and Analicia Garcia highlighted another promising weekend of competition for the Sonoma State women's track and field team on April 2. Competing at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, Lopez turned in an impressive 100/200 double while Garcia delivered one of the top 1500 meter times in school history.
For the second time this season, the Sonoma State baseball team traveled to southern California and took a weekend series, as they pulled away late in the series finale against Cal State Los Angeles for an 8-3 victory on April 3.
After two weeks without a game, the Sonoma State baseball team began a busy month of April with a doubleheader against Cal State Los Angeles that made up for lost time. Both games went into extra innings, as the Seawolves and the Golden Eagles split the first two games of their weekend series on April 2.
Blaine Mengert came from behind to earn a hard-fought win at No. 2 singles, but that would be the only point earned by the Sonoma State men's tennis team on April 3 as UC Santa Cruz bested the Seawolves 8-1.
The Sonoma State men's tennis team gave a great effort with tight matches up and down the ladder, but it would all be for naught as No. 32 Holy Names emerged with a 9-0 win on April 2 at the Merritt College Tennis Courts in Oakland.