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Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Cal State East Bay athletic fields fit for pros

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Sports

As you walk up to the Pioneer Baseball and Softball Fields on the Hayward campus, you see lush green grass, manicured dirt infields and immaculately clean facilities. East Bay’s baseball and softball fields get consistent praise from players and visitors who pass by for their supreme quality. Produ...

Women’s soccer clawed by Wildcats

Women’s soccer clawed by Wildcats

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
October 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

On Sunday the rain fell hard, and so did the Pioneers. Cal State East Bay’s women’s soccer team couldn’t overcome the weather and lost to the Chico State Wildcats (7-7-1 overall, 3-7 conference) 2-0 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference game. The Pioneers’ record fell to 3-8...

Soccer teams slug it out with Santa Cruz

Soccer teams slug it out with Santa Cruz

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, both the women and men’s soccer teams played at the Pioneer Stadium in their final non-conference games of the season against the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. The game was a chance for the two teams to prepare for the rest of the season, where they will be ...

Men’s soccer rebounds after tough loss

Men’s soccer rebounds after tough loss

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Sept. 23, the Cal State East Bay men’s soccer team fell to Sonoma State (3-2-3 overall, 3-1 conference). This was the Pioneers’ third loss in a row. Fortunately, the team was able to bounce back on Sunday and get their first conference win of the season against Humboldt State (3-4-1 o...

Soccer gets new coach

Soccer gets new coach

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 20, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The California State East Bay men’s soccer team got a new head coach in Michael Bielski. The Pioneers parted ways with former head coach Andy Cumbo in April, when he received an offer for a full-time teaching and head coaching position at Las Positas College in Livermore. Cumbo coached the men’s...

Men’s soccer coach leaves for Las Positas

Men’s soccer coach leaves for Las Positas

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, Metro, Sports

Cal State East Bay has lost a coach for the second time in just a week’s span. This time it was men’s soccer Head Coach Andy Cumbo, who stepped down from his position on Monday to accept a full-time teaching position in the kinesiology department as well as Head Coach at Las Positas College in Liv...

Soccer player a Duke on the field

Soccer player a Duke on the field

Jayakrishna Dasappän,
Contributor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Sports

When Duke Driggs was 3-years-old, his mother decided against daycare and put her son on his sister’s soccer team. He started as a goalkeeper and later became a defensive player to get more ball action. Driggs is now a senior at Cal State East Bay and one of the tallest players on the school’s me...

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Soccer breaks losing streak in overtime

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Sports

In the 105th minute of the match and the second overtime period, CSUEB drew a corner kick against the Coyotes (4-5-3 overall, 3-2-1 conference). Junior midfielder Andrea Hernandez booted the ball into the crowd and after a deflection another junior midfielder for the Pioneers, Tia Sidtikun, collected the ...

Men’s soccer comes up short in overtime

Men’s soccer comes up short in overtime

Jayakrishnan Dasappan,
Contributor
October 7, 2015
Filed under Sports

After a hard earned victory over Cal State San Marcos on Sept. 27 the Pioneers headed back home on Sept. 30 to face the number one team in their division this season, the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors. CSUS started off strong with a few shots on goal, but Pioneer senior goalkeeper Adrian Topete stoppe...

Pioneers chomped by Gators on home turf

Pioneers chomped by Gators on home turf

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor
September 23, 2015
Filed under Sports

An early 1-0 lead was not enough to help the Cal State East Bay men’s soccer team beat San Francisco State. CSUEB lost 3-1 to their conference rival on Sunday in Hayward, falling to 1-5 overall for the season and 0-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play so far. The Pioneers domina...

Men’s soccer prepares for 2015

Men’s soccer prepares for 2015

By Jayakrishna Dasappan,
Managing Editor
August 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Men’s soccer team has not been able to top the Division 2 and now are hoping to have a better season than their last season this upcoming Fall of 2015. Last year the team had an overall record of 5 wins and 5 losses with 8 matches being drawn. 4 of their 5 wins came from their non conference ...

CSUEB holds summer soccer camps

CSUEB holds summer soccer camps

By Jayakrishna Dasappan,
Contributor
August 6, 2015
Filed under Sports

Cal State East Bay has made it an annual summer tradition to conduct soccer camps as part of an initiative from Pioneer Athletics soccer to train young kids to become better soccer players. For the past two weekends, there have been soccer camps conducted at the CSUEB Hayward campus. Last week the c...

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