Gators win their last match with a “senior touch”

October 30, 2017 Sports

It was a Hollywood ending for the San Francisco State University women’s soccer season. On Senior Day where Liz Borders, Christina Holguin, Bianca Lowe, Vanessa Penuna, Sierra Sagasta and Laura Shea were honored for their time as student-athletes at SF State. The seniors and the rest of the squad were able to capture their 10th ...

Wednesday match marks first home loss for women’s soccer

October 25, 2017 Sports

The San Francisco State University women’s soccer team did not come out with a win to keep their playoff hopes under their control. With the Jacks’ late goal in the 86th minute, the Gators did not send it into overtime on the team’s Wednesday match. “It was frustrating because this was a must-win game for us,” ...

Women’s soccer ties crucial, must-win match

October 22, 2017 Sports

Luck was on the San Francisco State lady Gators’ side on Sunday October 22. The Gators got an early wakeup call with a goal by California State University, San Bernardino Coyotes, in the fourth minute. That goal was ending the Gators hopes for postseason thoughts. SF State went in with a plan to dominate and ...

Late penalty goal allows Gators to tie the match

October 21, 2017 Sports

Over 200 fans in attendance at Cox Stadium witnessed a nail-biting match Friday Oct. 20, where the San Francisco State University Gators (9-4-2) hosted the Broncos (9-5-2). A handball inside the goalkeeper’s box by a California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Broncos’ player, awarded a penalty kick to the Gators, with three minutes left in the ...

Mexico earthquake brings the country together

October 5, 2017 News

Jocelyn Avila’s boyfriend was in shock when his car started to sway from side to side, confused when people began evacuating the buildings — all she could do was watch and listen on FaceTime. Avila, an SF State student from Cuernavaca, México, was on the phone with her boyfriend who attends Tecnológico de Monterrey in ...

SF State women’s soccer undefeated at home

October 1, 2017 Sports

On a sunny Sunday at Cox Stadium, the San Francisco State University women’s soccer team ended the weekend on a good note with a 2-0 victory over California State University, Monterey Bay Otters. Freshman Tami Kwong started October leading her team in goals with five. Kwong scored her fifth goal of the season on Sunday. ...

Women’s soccer winning streak snapped

September 28, 2017 Sports

The Women’s soccer winning train was halted by the Chico State University Wildcats on Sept. 22, by losing at Chico 1-0. This was the first CCAA match of the season and it was also the first time the Gators were outshot. The Wildcats put up 13 more shots than SF State.   It was a ...

SF State soccer dominates Academy of Arts University

September 13, 2017 Sports

On a foggy September Wednesday, SF State’s women’s soccer team capitalized on second chances.The Knights traveled across the city to meet the Gators at a very wet and muddy Cox Stadium. The drizzle did not help either team at all, and  who ever could adjust best to it had an upper hand – and the ...

Lady Gators extend their winning streak

September 11, 2017 Sports

  In a hot Monday afternoon San Francisco State’s women’s soccer team managed to beat the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights 3-0, improving their record to 3-1. Fifteen minutes into the first half, the Gators struck first, with senior Vanessa Penuna crossing the ball into the goalkeeper’s box, for senior Laura Shea to head it ...

Lady Gators split games in Oregon over Labor Day weekend

September 7, 2017 Sports

After a long postseason of putting in copious amount of physical and mental hours to their training, SF State’s women’s soccer team opened their season in Oregon with one win and a loss.   “I expected challenging games playing on the road, in the heat and against tough opponents,” head coach Tracy Hamm said. “It ...

SF State athletics to remain under Division II competition

May 19, 2017 Sports

Almost two decades of Division II.  Students at SF State have been questioning why the university’s sports teams don’t compete under Division I.  The Gators have been a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for 19 years. With the men’s basketball team being ranked as high as 13 in the NABC Coaches ...

Ayala-Hil looks to improve upon first season at SF State

May 11, 2017 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth. Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family last fall, two weeks prior to the first match. Ayala-Hil’s ...

Women’s soccer team prepares to shine in fall season

May 5, 2017 Sports

Walking by Cox Stadium weekdays around noon, voices of women shouting and whistles blowing can be heard from the distance. The smell of freshly cut grass permeates the cool spring air and the sound of cleats striking a soccer ball echoes on the east side of campus. The SF State women’s soccer team is training ...

Battle of the Fans: Bay Area has upper hand in fandome

April 26, 2017 Sports

Born and raised in San Diego, I can say the silver lining of watching a Padres game was not within the game itself, but in the fact that Petco Park is footsteps away from San Diego’s famous Gaslamp District and beautiful beaches that line the most southern part of California. Though they may not have ...

SF State offers students free Giants tickets

April 5, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Residential Housing Association is giving away 145 tickets to next week’s San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. SF State students will have the opportunity to attend the Giants third annual San Francisco State University Night at AT&T Park on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The giveaway will include a shuttle ...

Gator women pull off back-to-back wins at the Swamp

February 20, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball finished their final home game of the season Saturday with a California State University, Los Angeles defeat 55-54. The Gators celebrated Senior Night with their second win in a row and biggest comeback of the 2016-17 season, overcoming the double-digit deficit. Gators’ Jasmine Black put up 22 points Friday night, a ...

Gator women find their groove

February 17, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball defeated California State University, Dominguez Hills 73-68 at The Swamp tonight, giving the Gators their first win since their recent 17-game losing streak. The Gators had the Toros by the horns for a majority of the game, holding the lead for a majority of the first half of the game. Senior ...

Super Bowl LI slated for political tension

February 5, 2017 Sports

Two African-American sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, action’s on the winners podium spoke louder than the medals they won at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. With their heads bowed and black-gloved fists raised high in the air, they used the international stage to protest the treatment of black Americans. The event, now known ...

Gator women’s late rally not enough to chomp Warriors

February 4, 2017 Sports

The Gators continued their losing streak last night at The Swamp, after falling late in the game against Stanislaus State Warriors 64-57. The two teams last met in January where the Gators also lost, 45-58. Though the outcome of Friday’s game was the same as the Gators’ last matchup against Stanislaus, the journey proved more ...