The smell of fresh-cut grass filled the crisp autumn air as over 200 fans, family and fellow students grew rowdy as game time approached.
The Sonoma State women’s soccer team battled it out on the Soccer field against Cal Poly Pomona on Senior Day Sunday. The Seawolves lost when the Broncos took a 1-0 lead with just seven minutes left in regulation. The goal came when the Broncos had a free kick and rocketed the ball into the top right-hand corner of the goal from about 20 yards away.
Despite Sonoma State outshooting Cal Poly Pomona 10-8, they couldn’t seem to get one past the opponent’s goalie. Goalie for the Seawolves, Allison Hadidian, made four saves during the match on Sunday. Forward, Alex Sifuentes and middle forward, Margi Osmundson had a combined six shot attempts. The team totaled 10 shot attempts with only one shot on goal. Fouls were flying with Sonoma State committing 14 fouls against Cal Poly.
The Seawolves honored three senior players, Lauren Curtin, Megan Foy and Kate McFarland, who played their final regular season home game at Seawolf Field on Sunday with a ceremony held before the game.
The Seawolves are now 6-4-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings, 13-4-0 overall and are in fifth place. Sonoma is currently trailing fourth place Cal Poly Pomona by three goals and leads sixth place UC San Diego by a single goal. The Women’s Seawolf team has a win percentage of 0.667 in conference standings and 0.812 overall so far this year.
Sonoma State plays again next Sunday for their final match of the 2014 regular season at San Francisco State on Thursday at 3 p.m. After the match, the Seawolves will know their standings for the upcoming conference playoffs. If the team finishes in the top two, they will get a bye to the semi-finals scheduled in Turlock on Nov. 7. A finish in third through sixth place will force the Seawolves to play in the opening round on Nov. 2. The third and fourth place teams will host the fifth and sixth place teams next Sunday in the first round of the CCAA Championship Tournament.