Sonoma State University sports update, October 19-25. Women's soccer wins one and ties another,getting ranked fourth in NCAA regional rankings; men's soccer ranked six in NCAA regional rankings after a win and a loss; women's tennis ends fall season with jensyn warren winning invite; women's volleyball wins two in a row; cross country finishes tournament 11th with Analicia Garcia placing 24th.
No.20 Seawolves Play to 1-1 Deadlock Against Chico State
Sam Layman scored for the second time in three matches, putting the Sonoma State women's soccer team up 1-0 early in the first half, but Chico State evened the score just four minutes later and the match would end up in a 1-1 tie on October 21 at University Soccer Field in Chico.
The No. 20 Seawolves (10-2-2 overall) remain in second place in the CCAA standings with 25 points (8-1-1), just two points behind UC San Diego (13-2, 9-0 CCAA) with two matches left.
Viss, Lindborg Lift No. 20 Seawolves Over Humboldt State and Earn NCAA Rank
Sarah Lindborg and Jenna Viss each scored their first goals of the season to help Sonoma State defeat Humboldt State, 2-1. Sonoma improves 8-1-0 in the CCAA and 10-2-1 overall, pulling into a tie for first place in the CCAA standings.
The first official NCAA Division II West Region rankings were also released on Oct. 19, placing the Seawolves at No. 4. Should the Seawolves remain in the Top 6 when the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship Tournament field is released on Nov. 7, they will qualify for an NCAA berth for the fourth time in five seasons.
Seawolves Stunned by Game-Winner in 89th Minute at Chico
With the match still scoreless after 88 minutes of action, the Sonoma State men's soccer team surrendered the go-ahead goal with just 92 seconds left on the clock in regulation in a stunning 1-0 loss to host Chico State on Oct. 21 at University Soccer Field in Chico. The Seawolves see their eight-match unbeaten streak come to an end dropping to 7-3-5 overall and 6-2-2 in the CCAA.
Seawolves Dominate Humboldt in 3-0 Home Victory
Alex Cucuk, Eric Alvarado and Raad Aljabi all found the back of the net on Oct. 19. The defense allowed just two shots in 90 minutes as the Sonoma State men's soccer team cruised to a 3-0 victory over visiting Humboldt State at the Seawolf Soccer Field. The win put the Seawolves to 7-2-5 overall and 6-1-2 in conference play. The first official NCAA Division II West Region rankings were also released on Oct. 19, and the Seawolves are at No. 6 this week. Should the Seawolves remain in the Top 6 when the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship Tournament field is released on Nov. 7, they will qualify for an NCAA berth for the first time since 2010.
Seawolves Howl Over Cal State East Bay Pioneers in Four Sets
Sonoma State defeated Cal State East Bay in excellent form on Oct. 22 in the Wolves' Den. The Seawolves set a new season high in assists (62), kills (68) and was one-point shy of matching their season high point total with 76. They are third in the CCAA in hitting percentage, assists, and kills.
Caiti Wiesner set a career high 21.5 points on the game with 20 kills and
Courntey Seda set a career high of 56 assists. Sonoma State improves to 10-9 overall and 8-4 in the CCAA.
Sonoma State Sweeps Monterey Bay State In Three Sets
The Seawolves swept the Cal State Monterey Otters in three sets on Oct. 21 in the Wolves' Den. Sonoma State almost doubled Cal State Monterey Bay in kills and blocks, a feat exemplified by Rachel Andrews. Andrews had a big night with 11 kills on a .575 hitting percentage and five total blocks, one of them a solo. She had 14 points on the night and leads the CCAA in hitting percentage and is second in total blocks
Cross Country Places 11th at CCAA Championships
Analicia Garcia crossed the finish line at 22:36.8 to place 24th, pacing the Sonoma State women's cross country team to an 11th-place finish out of 12 teams on Oct. 22 at the 2016 CCAA Cross Country Championships at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario. Garcia's finish at this year's conference meet is the highest for the program since Katie Bolce placed 22nd in 2010.
Warren Wins Invite Championship as Women's Tennis Wraps Up Fall Season at Warrior Invite
The Sonoma State women's tennis team wrapped up the fall tournament portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Oct.22-23 at the Warrior Invitational hosted by Stanislaus State in Turlock with Jensyn Warren winning both the singles and doubles bracket.n Jensyn Warren captured the Gold Bracket singles title, winning all three of her singles matches with ease in straight sets, including the Gold Bracket championship match against Stanislaus State's Cassidy Ferrell (6-1, 6-1). Warren also teamed with Jenna DeTurk in doubles action and the duo knocked off Ferrell and Warrior teammate Jaella Conway in the doubles championship also on Oct.23, 8-6. In total, the Seawolves went 14-9 in singles matches and 8-4 in doubles matches this weekend.