Notebook: Local soccer teams advance in postseason tournament

Cal Poly Pomona

Aaron Macedo scored the game-winning goal off a header for the Broncos in overtime of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight game against the No. 8 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines, 3-2 in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Macedo, scoring just his second goal of the season, was enough to hand the team its first loss of the season while extending the Broncos’ winning streak to seven-games.

The Orediggers scored the opening goal before the Broncos answered back by scoring one of its two goals in each half.

The Broncos travel to Pensacola, Florida to play No. 5 nationally ranked Rockhurst in the NCAA Division II Final Four.

Chaffey Women’s Soccer

Ana Gonzalez scored the unassisted goal for the Panthers in the first half while assisting Lorenn Sandoval with the game-winning overtime goal against Santa Monica College, 2-1, to advance to the second round of the CCCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. Goalkeeper Destiny Collins had five saves for the Panthers. Chaffey will play at Santiago Canyon at 2 p.m. today.

Chaffey Men’s Soccer

The No. 1 seeded Panthers are coming off a first round bye in the CCCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament entering the second round match against Mt. San Antonio. The Panthers and Mounties will play at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

SBVC Women’s Soccer

Baylee Williams set the pace early for the No. 5 seeded Wolverines (15-2-3) with a goal 1 minute and 26 seconds into the first half off an assist from Julissa Magana. Leandra Garlinger scored the other goal in the first half in what sealed the victory against Santa Barbara College. SBVC will travel to play No. 4 Cerritos College in the second round at 2 p.m. today.

Cal State San Bernardino (26-5) volleyball program will make its 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament but it will be the first time in their history that they will play in Alaska. The Coyotes received the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 Central Washington on Dec. 3.

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Cal Poly Pomona to host CCAA soccer tournament

Christian Gonzale Diaz

The race for postseason bids is on in collegiate soccer, and both the Cal Poly Pomona men’s and women’s teams are in the hunt. The Broncos will have the added advantage of playing at home with the CCAA Tournament semifinals being played at Kellogg Field.

“It’s always great to be able to play on your own field,” Broncos men’s coach Yossi Raz said. “This is also a great opportunity for us to showcase our university and our team and we hope to take advantage of that.”

There are six teams in each field. Today’s games will be played at the site of the higher-seeded team with the winners advancing to semifinal play on Friday at Cal Poly Pomona. Title games, in which the automatic NCAA qualifier is decided, are slated for Sunday.

On the men’s side Cal Poly is the No. 2 seed behind Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Broncos play at 7 p.m. on Friday against the winner of today’s game between No. 3 Cal State Los Angeles and No. 6 UC San Diego.

Today’s other game pits No. 4 Cal State Stanislaus against No. 5 Sonoma State with that winner playing Dminguez.

A year ago, the Broncos won the CCAA Tournament and were having a marvelous season at 17-1-2 when the Broncos had to forfeit 11 games, resulting in them not making the postseason.

But Raz doesn’t think his team is playing any more determined now after having to sit out that postseason.

“We have a very determined team but I don’t think it has anything to do with what happened last year,” Raz said. “We’re trying to build a culture that’s about winning every year. That’s what we are looking to do.”

The Cal Poly Pomona women are seeded No. 5 and will play at UC San Diego at 7 tonight, With a win the Broncos would advance to Friday’s semifinal at home, where they would play top-seeded Sonoma State.


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Roundup: Cal Poly Pomona Soccer routs Sonoma State

Men’s Soccer
CAL POLY POMONA 5, SONOMA STATE 0 >> Christian Gonzalez Diaz scored three goals for the Broncos (11-2-3, 8-2-2) in the CCAA shutout against the Seawolves. Cal Poly Pomona will play at 7 p.m. Friday in the second round of the CCAA tournament.
CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO 2, HUMBOLDT STATE 0 >> Jose Gonzalez and Diego Casillas each scored a goal for the Coyotes (4-9-3, 2-7-3) in the CCAA season finale victory over the Lumberjacks.
Women’s Soccer
CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO 2, HUMBOLDT STATE 1 >> Despite a first half lead by the Lumberjacks, Melanie Aguayo and Paige Kang each scored a goal in the second half to seal the season finale CCAA victory for the Coyotes (5-10-3, 4-7-1).
Men’s Cross Country
SCIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS >> Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won its fourth consecutive conference title. Benjamin Casey led the Redlands with a 30th place finish in the SCIAC Championships with a time of 27 minutes, 19.65 seconds on the 8K-course. The teams will compete Nov. 14 in the NCAA West Regional Championships.
Men’s Water Polo
REDLANDS 5, POMONA-PITZER 2 >> Matt Shippen scored two goals in the Senior Day victory for the Bulldogs (12-12, 3-2) in SCIAC play. Goalkeeper Chris Sekula had 13 saves for the Bulldogs. Redlands will play at 4 p.m.Wednesday against Cal Lutheran.
Women’s Cross Country
SCIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS >> Claremont-Mudd-Scripps won its sixth straight conference title. Redlands finished second overall in the event. Lauren Roberts was the Bulldogs’ top finisher in the SCIAC Championships with a time of 22 minutes, 49.48 seconds to finish second overall in the 6K-course race. The teams will compete Nov. 14 in the NCAA West Regional Championships.

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