Coyotes pick up 5-0 win in women’s soccer

Cal State San Bernardino scored three times in the first 13 minutes of their CCAA conference women’s soccer match with Cal State East Bay and went on to defeat the Pioneers 5-0 on a 102-degree afternoon at Coyote Premier Field.
        It was the fourth straight win for the Coyotes, now 5-4 on the season and 4-1 in the CCAA, boosting them into at least a temporary tie for first place in the South Division, pending the outcome of the Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills matches.
        Cal State East Bay, moving up to NCAA Division II from Division III, slipped to 1-6-3 overall and 0-4-1 in the CCAA. The Pioneers move on to play at Cal Poly Pomona on Sunday while the Coyotes host perennial CCAA power UC San Diego, ranked No. 5 in the West Region.
        The Coyotes, ranked No. 8, got two goals and an assist from junior Katie Liby, her first scores of the season as well as a goal and two assists by junior Unity Beddingfield. Sophomore Kristina Gomez notched her third goal of the season just 3:08 into the match. Sophomore Kelsey Gudgeon tacked on the other goal and assisted on another.
        CSUSB took a 4-0 lead at the half.  The only score of the second half came on Liby’s second goal off linked passes from Beddingfield and Gudgeon..
        Coyote goalkeepers Laura Lyons and Tiffany Mallick were required to make just one save as CSUSB outshot the Pioneers 16-6. East Bay goalkeeper Nina Cefalo had six saves and cut off several crossing passes that might have resulted in further scores by CSUSB.