Top seeded singles player Cassidy
Ferrell led the Warriors tennis team’s day at the
UCSC Slug Invitational as Stan State captured four titles on Sunday. Taylor
Galya earned two victories herself in both singles and doubles
Ferrell won the top flight of the event with two more wins on the day. She beat third-seeded Ioanna Lathorui of Fresno Pacific en route to the title match against Sunbird Marina Lex. Ferrell took the set 6-1, 6-4 for the tournament win.
Galya also won her bracket as the No. 1 seed in Flight B. She took down Ines Pelvang (UCSC), 6-1, 6-4 for beating Fresno Pacific's Sanne Brull, 6-4, 6-0, for the title.
In doubles play, Galya was also part of the Flight C champion with partner Amila Gogalija. The pair defeated a Cal Luthern team in the semifinals to advance before posting a, 8-0 win over UC Santa Cruz team of Savana McDowell and Vivian Lee.
Gogalija was declared the Flight A single consolation winner when her finals opponent withdrew due to injury. Gogalija had won her semifinal match over Kayla Manz of UC Santa Cruz, 7-6(3), 6-1.
Stanislaus men dominate Sonoma State, 4-0
The offense is clicking for Stanislaus State men's soccer.
For the third straight match the Warriors scored three or more goals, and all of those resulted in victories. This time, on a Sunday midday at Warrior Stadium, the Warriors netted a 4-0 win over Sonoma State for their third straight win.
The quartet of Stanislaus scorers — Javier Ceballos, Sean Bender, Adrian Yepez and Antonio Hernandez — netted goals in the win as the Warriors improved to 6-7-0 overall and 2-6-0 in CCAA action.
These four Warriors have now combined for 16 of the team's 26 goals for the season.
In what once was a marquee match-up between these two programs, with Sonoma State the elite squad, the Warriors and the Seawolves found themselves near the bottom of the standings heading into today. Stan State has turned the tides, however, now with four victories in the last five head-to-head meetings. SSU leads all-time 20-11-3.
Sunday's four-goal win marks the best ever outcome for Stanislaus versus Sonoma State.
Sonoma State remains at the CCAC cellar with a 0-8-2 record (2-9-3 overall).
Stan State left little doubt in the match, scoring at will in the first half with three goals within an 11-minute stretch.
Ceballos scored at 19:39 to get the offense started on a goal assisted by Yepez. Bender made it 2-0 in the 25thminute scoring on a through ball. Then Yepez quickly made it 3-0 in the 31st minute on a rebound shot.
Hernandez made it a four-goal win with his second goal of the season in the 72nd minute.
Yepez and Bender both also scored in Friday's 3-0 win over Humboldt State. They lead the team each with five goals this season. The Warriors have now scored 10 goals in the last three contests (16 in the first 10).
The Warriors will next host Chico State at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Warrior women lose double OT game to Sonoma
Sometimes you need a lot of luck in soccer — and that luck
was on Sonoma State's side on Sunday as the Warriors dropped a 2-1 decision in
Many near misses for the Stanislaus State women’s soccer team resulted in the No. 25 ranked Seawolves finding a way to win when Julia Pritchard scored the winner with 1:51 left on the clock in the second extra period.
Stan State had great looks with regulation winding down and had chances in the first OT before falling to 7-5-2 overall and 3-4-1 in the CCAA.
The Warriors held a 1-0 lead since six minutes into the contest when Sadie Ortiz got the quick goal. Stan State continued to control the pace and definitely out-played the ranked team on the day.
Sonoma State (9-2-3, 7-2-1 CCAA) tied the match in the 79th minute on an unassisted goal by Sam Layman, who won control of the loose ball in front of Stan State keeper Haley Crook.
Ortiz nearly won the match as time was running out in regulation. With speed and expert ball handing skills, Ortiz beat two defenders and managed to take a shot from just inside the box. The try sailed just a foot wide-left of the goal as time expired.
During the first OT, Summer England nearly scored her second golden boot goal in as many matches in the 93rd minute. After a Kinsey Pettigrew-Taa try, England again took a blast at the net, but was saved by a leaping Kristen Spear. Micaela Brewer had a great chance after a 2-on-1 play with Ortiz but her attempt went high.
Then, SSU scored on its only shot attempt since the 84th minute on a Bella Amyx through ball to Pritchard to end the match.
The Warriors will next host Chico State at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.