Rohnert Park, CA – The Sonoma State Seawolves finished up their homestand with wins over #12 UC Santa Barbara (12-9) and Chico State (12-3). The victories bring the Seawolves season record to 8-4 as they head to divisional foe and #6 ranked Cal Poly on Saturday April 8 @ 1pm.
On Wednesday March 29, 2017 the Seawolves welcomed the Gauchos of UCSB to town. The game started out back and forth with teams trading goals before the Gauchos steamed to a 4-2 1st quarter lead. However, it was all Seawolves after that. Led at the faceoff X by Gio Rico and in the goal by Noah Alford the Seawolves outscored UCSB 4-1 in the second quarter to take a 6-5 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, the defense heated up, as the Seawolves extended their lead to 9-6 with goals by senior Tyler Yamamoto and junior Clayton Martin. The fourth quarter was much of the same as the Seawolves gave up the first goal of the quarter but then took a four-goal lead into late stages of the fourth quarter before giving up one goal with 5 seconds left.
On short rest, the Seawolves turned around and battled the Chico State Wildcats. A divisional game with WCLL tournament implications and final home game for our seniors, the team came out firing. They took a 3-1 lead and never looked back as the team finished the game on a 9-2 run and finished with a 12-3 victory.
This weekend the Seawolves head to San Luis Obispo to take on the #6 Cal Poly Mustangs. Faceoff is 1 pm.