Women's soccer recovers, improves to 12-1

The Sonoma State University women's soccer team quickly bounced back from their first loss of the 2014 season by picking up two shutout victories this past weekend. Friday afternoon the 15th ranked Seawolves took on the 25th ranked Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. The Coyotes started conference play strong, winning their first two games, yet losing their next three.

The Seawolves scored all three of their goals in the first half, as Lauren Curtin, Alex Sifuentes and McKenzie Maher all contributed. They scored in the 15th, 18th and 41st minutes. The Coyotes got five shots off, three of which were on goal, and the Seawolves shot seven times, five of which were on goal. Sara Van Wagoner, Curtin and Margi Osmundson all provided assists.

Ashley Luis continued the Seawolves' success at goalkeeper this season. Luis played the entire game at keeper, and didn't allow a goal. The game would ultimately end in a 3-0 Sonoma State victory, and improve their record to 11-1-0, 4-1-0 in conference play, while the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes fall to 9-3-0, 2-3-0 conference play.

Rivalry hit the field on Sunday, as the Seawolves played host to their division rival, the Chico State Wildcats. The only goal of the entire game was scored by Curtin, 3:24 into the second half of play, past the Wildcat keeper Brianna Furner for her team-leading 10th goal of the season; Osmundson was credited with the assist.

Luis started the game and played the entire first half, seeing eight Chico State shots, and making one save. Allison Hadidian played the entire second half, and saw four Chico State shots, but none of them were on goal.

The Wildcats managed to outshoot the Seawolves 12-10, as Curtin contributed two shots, one of which was on goal, Osmundson provided four shots, one of which was on goal, and Van Wagoner, Kate McFarland, Jessica Zwerling and Courtney Shoda all provided one shot.

Out of the 13 games they've played, this was the eighth Seawolf shutout, and the eighth game in which Curtin has scored a goal.

The Seawolves improved to 12-1-0, 5-1-0 conference play, while the Wildcats fell to 6-4-2, 3-2-1 conference play. Sonoma State will look to move into first place as they face off against the conference leader Cal State Los Angeles (11-1-1, 6-0-0 conference play) this Friday afternoon. Kick-off is set for 4:30 p.m.