Seawolves end season with 65-62 senior-night thriller
A sold-out senior night from the Wolves’ Den did not disappoint for the 1,300 on hand for Sonoma State’s Saturday showdown with Chico State. Despite bringing their A-game and battling with the Wildcats all night, the Seawolves were unable to nab the win in their final game of the season, falling 65-62.
Jackson Gion, Armani Nicolis and Lewayne Grant led the Seawolves on offense throughout the night, each posting double-digit performances.
Things were looking up for the Seawolves as a raucous crowd helped Gion, Grant, Nicolis and Davion Mize combine for 15 points between 13:11 and 4:08 to match their game-high six-point margin. However, the Wildcats took the lead when it counted the most, running a 14-5 line over the final four minutes to nab a slim three-point victory over the Seawolves.
With the 65-62 result, the Seawolves complete their season at 10-16 as well as 8-14 in conference play.
Seawolves secure must-win victory over Humboldt
Sonoma State secured a must-win victory over Humboldt State Friday night, as they downed the Lumberjacks 65-57 in their hunt for the final CCAA Tournament playoff spot.
“It feels amazing,” said senior guard Carly Gill of the victory, post-game. “I definitely had to step up as one of the seniors and one of the leaders, so it feels great to lead my team out there.”
Gill, one of three Sonoma State women to put in a double-digit performance, led the Seawolves throughout the game, picking up 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals on the night, shooting 50 percent from the field while going 8-9 from the line.
“Humboldt’s no joke. They’re number three in the conference,” continued Gill after the game. “It [gives] us great momentum beating a number three team going into Chico, who we haven’t seen this year. Having that confidence is going to be really, really key to keep this momentum going to the next one”
Seawolves nab day 2 win in Phoenix
After taking home victories in each of their first two matches of the Arizona Invitational, the Seawolves continued their winning ways against St. Edwards taking the day’s match by a score of 5-1. With the victory the Seawolves move to 5-2 and St. Edwards falls to 8-3.
A pre-game agreement between the teams to start the match with singles abridged the day’s action after doubles play was proved unnecessary. The Seawolves won five matches of the six singles, clinching the match. Both teams decided not to play the double matches. Nate Oppenheim clinched victory in Singles 1 with his victory over Chase Morehouse (3-6, 6-4, 6-4).
Balanon hits Seawolves past Otters in doubleheader sweep
Alee Balanon went 5 for 7 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI to go along with two stolen bases as the Sonoma State softball team swept past visiting Cal State Monterey Bay Friday with scores of 6-5 and 5-0. The Seawolves improve to 12-4 overall and 8-2 in the CCAA. The Otters fall to 7-8 (2-4 CCAA).
Seawolves start perfectly in Phoenix
The nationally ranked #16 Seawolves traveled down to Phoenix, Arizona for the Phoenix Invitational where they are set to play four tennis matches in three days. The first two took place Friday, with the Seawolves locking up wins in each match.
In their first game of the Invitational the #16 Seawolves took on the Mustangs of Western New Mexico. The Seawolves won the match 9-0 and moved to 6-1 on the season while the Mustangs fell to 2-1.
Seawolves split Saturday double dip with Chico
After dropping the first of a four-game set on Friday, the Seawolves split Saturday’s double-header, blowing away Chico State in game one of the double dip 12-5, before falling 8-3 in the night cap. With the Saturday split the Seawolves move to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play
Chico and the Seawolves each peppered a pair of runs to their totals in the final four frames as Sonoma State would go on to close out the 12-5 victory in three hours and seven minutes.