Sonoma State University sports update, Feb. 9-16. Men's basketball scores 102, women's tennis remains undefeated, softball splits series and women's golf finishes tournament strong.
Behind a tremendous shooting performance from senior standout James Davis, the Sonoma State men's basketball team celebrated Senior Day by reaching 100 points for the first time since Jan. 11, 2007. Davis had 29 points, including 7-of-9 from three-point land, as the Seawolves blew out CSU San Marcos, 102-70 on Feb. 13.
Andy Mitchell scored a career-high 19 points, but his efforts were not enough to win over visiting San Francisco State as the Sonoma State men's basketball team fell to the Gators 76-65 in The Wolves' Den on Feb. 9.
The No. 26 Sonoma State women's tennis team continued its dominance this season, knocking off Dixie State 9-0 on Feb. 15, cruising to its third straight sweep and fourth straight win to open the season. The Seawolves (4-0) will take their undefeated record on the road for the next two matches, beginning with a Saturday showdown against No. 23 Academy of Art in San Francisco.
The Sonoma State women's tennis team cruised to a quick 9-0 sweep of Mills College on Feb. 12 in non-conference action at the Seawolf Tennis Courts. The No. 26 Seawolves didn't give up a single game in the match as they beat the Cyclones for the eighth straight time.
Alexis Hayes shot a 75 to lead the Sonoma State women's golf team to a very strong team score of 319 on Feb. 9 in the second and final round of the PLNU Reach 2016 Tournament at Riverwalk Golf Course in San Diego. The Seawolves' score was the second-best of the day, allowing them to move up to fifth place in the tournament.
Menlo College two-way standout Lucas Erceg proved to be the difference in a close game, as his home run in the eighth, RBI single in the ninth, and scoreless final frame on the mound helped the visiting Oaks to a 3-1 victory over the Sonoma State baseball team at Seawolf Diamond on Feb. 9.
For the second time in three days, the Sonoma State men's tennis team suffered a 6-3 loss to Hawaii Hilo on Feb. 13 at Central Oahu Regional Park. The Seawolves leave the Hawaiian Islands with an overall record of 0-7.
The Seawolves suffered a 9-0 defeat on Feb. 12 to the No. 2 team in the country, Hawaii Pacific. Logan Liddell nearly took a set off his opponent at No. 3 singles and Kevin To won five games at No. 5, but the Sharks were simply too powerful.
The Sonoma State women's basketball team put together a very solid defensive first half to take a two-point lead into the break, but a second half rally by Cal State San Marcos led to a 60-49 loss for the Seawolves on Feb. 13 in Rohnert Park. The loss leaves the Seawolves at 8-18, 3-14 CCAA.
The Sonoma State women's basketball team fell behind early in the 63-46 home loss to San Francisco State in The Wolves' Den on Feb. 9.
Jordann White went 3 for 3 with five RBI, including the go-ahead base hit in the bottom of the sixth, lifting the No. 19 Sonoma State softball team to a 6-5 victory over Chico State in the Feb. 13 opener before the Wildcats played spoiler yet again, bouncing back for a 5-0 win over the Seawolves in the series finale. Sonoma moves to 4-5 on the season.
A five-run second inning gave the Sonoma State softball team a shutout win in the opener, but visiting Chico State earned a 1-0 win in game two as the two squads split a pair of shutout victories on opening day in the CCAA on Feb. 12.
WOMEN'S WATER POLO
After a 14-5 loss to No. 25 CSU Northridge to open the day on Feb. 14, the Sonoma State women's water polo team bounced back for a 5-3 victory over NCAA Division I Santa Clara to finish 15th at the Triton Invitational this weekend in La Jolla. The Seawolves (2-7) will return home to host two games in three days.
The Sonoma State women's water polo team suffered a pair of double-digit losses on Feb. 13 at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla, opening with a 17-1 loss to top-ranked UCLA before a 15-3 defeat at the mercy of No. 18 San Diego State.