The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills for the first time in 17 meetings Sunday afternoon. The Warriors won 3-2 with Karenee Demery scoring the winning goal in the final 32 seconds of regulation.
Cal State Stanislaus improves its record to 8-2-0, 6-2-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
"This was a great win for us," said Warriors coach Gabriel Bolton.
At the half, both teams were evenly matched at one goal apiece. Toros’ Taylor Canatsey scored early on, but did not hold the lead for long. Alexia Poon brought the score to 1-1 in the 32th minute after an assist from Bernie Bettencourt.
Nine minutes into the second half, Briana McClain overpowered three Toros defenders with her footwork to score the Warriors’ second goal. But within 5 minutes, the Toros brought the score to a tie once again with a goal off of the foot of Yadira Gomez.
Demery had seven shots on the day, five of which were all scoring opportunities. Finally, in the final minute, everything came together with a feed from Marissa Dunaway, as Demery was able to head in her 10th goal of the season, now just one short of tying the single-season record.
"We showed a lot of determination coming back twice," Bolton added. "We battled hard and showed a lot of character and heart."
The Warriors will be on the road for their next two matches. They will be playing Humboldt State at 7 p.m. on Friday before matching up with Sonoma State at 2 p.m. on Sunday.Stanislaus men fall in close match
The Cal State Stanislaus men’s soccer team suffered a scoreless 90 minutes of play on Sunday afternoon in a 0-1 loss to Cal State Dominguez Hills in California Collegiate Athletic Association action.
This is only the second loss for the Warriors this season, bringing their overall record to 6-2-2 and CCAA record to 5-2-1. The Toros are now 6-2-1, 5-2-1 in conference play.
The Warriors were down early in the first half as Cal State Dominguez Hills scored within the first five minutes of play. Cal State Stanislaus had few scoring opportunities in the first half due to a strong Toros defense.
In the second half, the Warriors came out stronger almost tripling their shots. Jio Santana and Victor Regalado each had three shots, both with a scoring opportunity, but were unsuccessful due to saves by Toros keeper, Eric Davis.
Warriors volleyball ended their five-game winning streak after falling to No. 4 Cal State San Bernardino (25-14, 25-17, 17-25, 25-14) Saturday night in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match.
Before the match, the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes were flawless in conference play, not giving up a single set to a CCAA team. The Warriors ended this streak after they took the third set from the Coyotes.
Leading the Warriors in one of the toughest matches they will see this season was Lianne Vicchio, who had 11 kills. Andrea Fett had nine kills, Eva Chafeh recorded seven kills and Kaycee Gow contributed with five kills.
"We played well against a No. 4 nationally ranked team and we battled hard throughout the game," said Stanislaus coach Christina Lore.