The local area will be well represented at the CCAA soccer tournament which starts Tuesday as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino advanced both their men’s and women’s teams.
Six teams advanced with the top two seeds getting first round byes.
On the men’s side Tuesday Cal Poly Pomona (12-4-2) is the third seed and will be at home to face No. 6 Cal State Los Angeles (9-5-3) at 7 while No. 5 San Bernardino (9-5-1) will be at No. 4 Chico State (8-5-3).
On the women’s side Tuesday’s games will feature No. 6 Cal State Los Angeles (6-8-3) at No. 3 San Bernardino (8-6-2) at 3 and No. 5 Cal State Stanislaus (12-6) at No. 4 Cal Poly Pomona (7-6-3) at 4:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday with championship games on Sunday at Cal State Stanislaus,
Defending champions are the Cal Poly Pomona men and UC San Diego women.
Cal State San Bernardino freshman goalkeeper Jacob Huber has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18.
Huber earned a pair of shutouts in two complete game efforts as the Coyotes snagged two 1-0 road wins at Humboldt State and Sonoma State this past weekend.
Sunday’s victory marked only the third time in program history the Coyotes have defeated Sonoma State.
In 180 minutes of play, the Laguna Hills native faced 24 shots and totaled eight saves, an average of 4.0 saves per game.
CAL POLY POMONA 5, HUMBOLDT STATE 0 >> Christian Gonzalez Diaz scored two of the Broncos’ five goals in the CCAA shutout victory against the Lumberjacks. Kris Korich had one goal and two assists for the Broncos (10-2-3, 7-2-2). CPP will play at 2 p.m. Saturday against Sonoma State.
SONOMA STATE 2, CS SAN BERNARDINO 1 >> After a scoreless first half for the Coyotes (3-9-3, 1-7-3), a second half goal by Diego Mendoza forced the Coyotes and the Seawolves in overtime. It took two overtime periods before the Seawolves (3-9-3, 1-7-3) prevailed as the victor in CCAA play. CS San Bernardino will play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Humboldt State.
CAL POLY POMONA 2, HUMBOLDT STATE 1 >> The Broncos clinched a spot in the CCAA playoffs after a victory against the Lumberjacks. Daisy Buran scored a goal in the second half off an assist from Tori Tappero. CPP will play at 11:30 a.m. Saturday against Sonoma State.
SONOMA STATE 1, CS SAN BERNARDINO 0 >> The Seawolves’ Alex Sifuentes scored the lone goal that proved to be the difference in CCAA play against the Coyotes (4-10-3, 3-7-1). Goalkeeper Emily Whyte had five saves for the Coyotes in the loss. CS San Bernardino will play at 2 p.m.Saturday against Humboldt State.