Sonoma State University sports update, March 1-8. Women's water polo wins six straight, baseball wins series, women's tennis remains undefeated and women's track and field competes in Turlock.
WOMEN'S WATER POLO
The Sonoma State women's water polo team captured its sixth straight win with a convincing 7-4 victory over host Chapman on March 6 at Allred Pool. The Seawolves took an early lead and shut down the Panther offense in the opening half to earn the weekend sweep over Chapman, improving to 8-8 this season ahead of Friday's home matchup with Hartwick.
Carleigh Robinson scored four goals in the morning, then Noelle Herrera added four more in the afternoon, both leading the Sonoma State women's water polo team to two more victories on March 5 to wrap up an undefeated weekend at the Claremont Convergence, hosted by Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont.
Noelle Herrera scored four goals in the first game against Redlands, then Kaysie Lewis led with three goals in the nightcap against host Pomona-Pitzer as the Sonoma State women's water polo team recorded wins of 13-3 and 7-5, respectively, on day one of the Claremont Convergence Tournament on March 4 at Haldeman Pool in Claremont.
After a tough, come-from-behind victory in game two of a March 3 doubleheader, the Sonoma State baseball team erupted for a seven-run second inning and held off a late charge from Cal Poly Pomona for an 8-7 victory on March 5, taking two of three games on the road in the process.
The Sonoma State women's tennis team continued its hot start to the 2016 season, knocking off Concordia-Irvine 5-1 on March 3 at the SSU Tennis Courts in Rohnert Park before the rain cancelled the doubles matches. The Seawolves, who are ranked at No. 26 in the NCAA/ITA Division II Top 50 Poll and are enjoying the best start in program history, remained undefeated this year at 8-0.
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
The Sonoma State women's track and field team turned in several fine performances on March 5 at the Kim Duyst Invitational in Turlock. It was the second outing of the year for the Seawolves, following last weekend's Johnny Mathis Invite in San Francisco. The top finish by the Seawolves was posted by Angelique Lopez, who, despite being nearly a second off her personal best, was able to capture 7th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.45.