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Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Pioneers sink Otters on senior day

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team played their final home game over the weekend against California State Monterey Bay, in the last home contest on a stormy day. Before the game, East Bay honored the 7 seniors on the team; goalkeeper Nikki Vaughan, drivers Nicole Williams, Shelbie ...

Water polo falls to conference rivals

Water polo falls to conference rivals

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay women’s water polo team is now 1-1 against their Women’s Water Polo Association Conference rivals: Sonoma State University. On Friday, the Pioneers went head to head against Sonoma (7-16 overall, 0-1 conference) in the Hayward campus Pioneer Pool. East Bay won their p...

Water polo goes 1-1 after invitational

Water polo goes 1-1 after invitational

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay water polo team split their games over the weekend versus the California State Monterey Bay Otters and the UC San Diego Tritons, both of which were Women’s Water Polo Association games. On Friday, East Bay opened conference play against Cal State Monterey Bay (6-9 over...

Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home

Pioneers bucked by Broncos at home

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

The California State East Bay water polo team’s six game win-streak ended on Saturday versus Santa Clara University. Before the Pioneers faced the Broncos, the team had the opportunity to play against the Chinese National Team in a scrimmage on March 9. “We were able to learn a lot against t...

Water polo season starts with victory

Water polo season starts with victory

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After months of pre-season preparation, the California State East Bay women’s water polo team earned its first victory of the season against Fresno Pacific on Saturday. “It feels good to finally be playing against someone that is not ourselves,” said senior utility Rocio Fesembeck. “And to have...

Water polo loses in conference championship

Water polo loses in conference championship

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

It must feel like Groundhog’s Day for the Cal State East Bay water polo team. For the third consecutive year, the Pioneers made it to the Western Water Polo Association Conference championship game, only to lose all three times to the same team, the UC San Diego Tritons. This year, CSUEB defeated...

Water polo falls at home to Seawolves

Water polo falls at home to Seawolves

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 13, 2016
Filed under Sports

A close game turned into a heartbreaker for the Cal State East Bay water polo team on Saturday at the Pioneer Pool. With the game tied at 9 and 2:41 left in the final period, Sonoma State junior utility player Carleigh Robinson received an assist from fellow junior utility player Ellen Peterson and l...

Water polo splits home doubleheader

Water polo splits home doubleheader

Marissa Marshall,
Contributor
March 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay Water Polo team had a battle with the weather in their two games on Thursday. The Pioneers won their first game against Azusa Pacific (5-13 overall) 10-7, but their seven game winning streak came to an end in their second game against Hartwick (13-7 overall, 1-0 conference) 1...

Water polo team finds inspiration down under

Water polo team finds inspiration down under

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 2, 2016
Filed under Sports

When we talk about Cal State East Bay water polo, Australia may not be one of the first things that comes to mind. However, for the women’s water polo team, Australia is a common theme for the squad. In her fourteenth season as head coach, Lisa Cooper has her team sending opponents down under, thanks to...

Rocky road trip for water polo

Rocky road trip for water polo

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
February 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The road was unkind to the Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team over the weekend. CSUEB fell to 3-6 overall after they went 1-3 in the UC San Diego Triton Invitational on Feb. 13 and 14. The Pioneers lost both of their matches on Saturday, first to Arizona State, 16-5, and then to Marist C...

Student athletes pile up awards

Louis Laventure,
Sports and Campus Editor
July 8, 2015
Filed under Sports

Championships aren’t the only way to measure success when it comes to sports. While Cal State East Bay didn’t capture a team title this past season, several athletes and teams earned honors and awards for their performances in 2015. The most recent award was given to CSUEB’s women's swimming...

Women’s water polo sinks at championships

Women’s water polo sinks at championships

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Sports

It was a weekend of familiar foes for the Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team in the pool at the Western Water Polo Association Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The Pioneers (13-16 overall) defeated third ranked Cal State Monterey Bay (9-17) 12-11 and second ranked Sonoma State (9-20) 8-7, in overtime to advance to the championship game against...

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