Friday night Sonoma State played California State East Bay. Sonoma’s overall ending that game was 8-10 and 4-5 in the conference but fell to the California State East Bay Pioneers.
Entering the first set Sonoma didn't get too a good start, they were down 3-1 right off the bat but then fell by ten. After falling short during the first set Sonoma got it together. For a while they wereahead 2-0 and gained a ten point lead over the East Bay Pioneers before losing it and falling 25-19 with yet another loss during this match.
The third match came around and East bay was on top of it, gaining a 6 point lead over the Seawolves and then another four with a 10-4 lead, ending the final match 25-12 in East Bay’s favor. It was a tough loss for the Seawolves but they tried to not let it get them down as they had another game the night after.
During this game, Freshman Emily Eaton saw the court and got 11-kills. Tate Battistini, a key athlete for the Seawolves, obtained two aces. Also during this game, Jenna Miller had 30 assists, and number 21, Junior Caiti Wiesner, saw 10 digs.
Mudd said, ”I think to get ready for the weekend’s games we’ll definitely be working a lot harder at practice this week because we can’t really afford to not give 100% all the time anymore. It is rough because we have a lot of injured players so they take the weekdays light in order to be ready to play hard on the weekends and I think that’s been hurting us a little.”
She continued, “This past weekend’s losses did not feel great for anyone but if anything I think we can use it as motivation to play hard this weekend and to make the most of the season we have left.”
Our Seawolf ladies traveled to San Francisco State University on Saturday for a brutal volleyball game. Unfortunately, this match against the Gators ended in a loss for the Seawolves putting Sonoma State 8-11 overall and 4-6 in the CCAA. San Francisco advances with 10-7 overall and a tie, 5-5, in the conference.
Starting off the first match Sonoma lost the set 25-21. Going into the second set Sonoma had a tie match 6-6 to begin. They jumped ahead with a lead 11-9, and then the Seawolves were tied again at 21-21.
Sonoma State was not going down without a fight and was ready to bounce back for the second match. Sadly, the second match did not turn up in the Seawolves favor, losing again 25-23. Concluding the game with the final match, Sonoma state could not get out of their grove and fell short to the Gators in a 25-19 defeat.
During this game Sonoma State player Tate Battistini had 10-kills., Number 11 Jenna Miller had one block and 29-assists, and finally, junior player Lexi Mudd had 13 digs.
With the losses this past weekend number 11 Miller said, “Every loss is a hard loss, but we will continue to work hard in practice and prepare ourselves for upcoming matches.”
Practice makes perfect and our Sonoma State Seawolves are coming back to their turf Oct. 11 to go head-to-head against California State Los Angeles Eagles at 7:00 p.m.