First-year player brings East Coast style to the Gators

December 7, 2016 Sports 1 Comment

On the basketball court, her coaches and teammates define her playing style as aggressive and consider her the team’s vocal leader. Off the court, she is described as one of the most kind and joyous people they know. The Gators’ off-season acquisition, forward/center Donae Moguel, has certainly made her presence felt. In the first nine ...

Gators make historic win with 8-0 record

December 5, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators brushed off a slow start and went on an offensive tear in the second half, beating the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 80-65. The victory improved their record to 8-0, which marks the best start in the team’s history since the 1941-42 season. According to head coach Paul Trevor, it was ...

Gators hold off Warriors’ late rally to secure victory

November 23, 2016 Sports

Up by six points with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter, as the Gators saw their lead quickly trimmed down to two in less than 20 seconds,  they remained composed and prevented the William Jessup University Warriors from doing any more damage to win 60-52. “We kept our poise offensively and we executed down the ...

Men’s basketball dominates Penguins

November 13, 2016 Sports

SF State’s men’s basketball team had a strong showing against the Dominican University of California which landed them back to back wins and a impressive 2-0 start to their 2016-17 season after a 91-67 victory in the finale of the San Francisco State Tip-Off Classic. Trailing by six points early in the 1st half, the ...

Women’s volleyball seniors remain grateful despite final game loss

November 5, 2016 Sports

Escorted by their families and friends onto the court before Friday night’s game, three SF State seniors gifted with bouquets and introduced for the last time at The Swamp. Linda Aerne, Rachel Stoerkel and Malia Muin’s final home game with the Gators ended with a sweep by the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. Although the team failed ...

Gators volleyball player fulfills her dream in the U.S

October 25, 2016 Sports

A big smile immediately spread across setter Linda Aerne’s face when asked about her love for volleyball. Passion for the sport ultimately encouraged Aerne to travel independently from Zurich, Switzerland to the United States in pursuit of expanding her volleyball career. Since Aerne’s arrival at the University in 2015, her game has progressed significantly. In ...

Gators unable to capitalize, fall to Pioneers

October 22, 2016 Sports

Women’s volleyball set a season high in digs, 68, but lost another match, falling 3-1 against CSU East Bay Pioneers on Friday. The Gators wore pink ribbons in their hair to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Dig Pink Night. Aside from the special night, the Gators got nervous, which affected the team performance, according ...

Women’s volleyball furious comeback falls short

October 2, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators went toe-to-toe against the Dominguez Hills Toros in a competitive five-set game but fell short in a comeback attempt. The Gators fell to a disappointing 1-11 record and remain winless in their last eight games. Despite the loss, the Gators put together one of the best games they played all season. ...

Gators’ vollyball losing woes continue

September 22, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators women’s volleyball team showed significant improvement but couldn’t handle the Sonoma State Seawolves, unable to win a set for the third consecutive game. Their losing streak extended to five matches, and they haven’t notched a single victory at home. According to head coach Matt Hoffman, despite the loss, he believes his ...

Cheer team gears up for nationals win

September 22, 2016 Sports

Dressed in neatly pressed white and purple uniforms with matching shoes, the SF State cheer team gathers on a mat every Tuesday night in the gymnasium, persistently practicing high-flying basket tosses to perfection. The cheer team is enthusiastic about their 2016-17 season and optimistic about a win at nationals. “We’re hoping to be involved with ...

Gators drop ball yet again, suffer third straight loss

September 14, 2016 Sports

Women’s volleyball struggles continued as they were swept 3-0 against Fresno Pacific University on Friday and suffered their second three match losing streak of the season. The Gators looked outmatched throughout majority of the game against the Sunbirds. They fell behind early in the first set and weren’t able to recover, losing 25-17. Early in ...

Women’s Volleyball display low intensity in defeat

September 11, 2016 Sports

From the opening set, SF State faced a large deficit and wasn’t able to find an answer in an uphill battle against Simon Fraser University. The Gators struggled mightily as a team, dropping three straight sets and losing two out of the three by double digits. Whenever they seemed to make a run, Simon Fraser ...

Gators dominate ball possession in shutout victory

September 4, 2016 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team found their rhythm and secured their first win of the season as they shut out William Jessup University 2-0. Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil said that the most impressive part the victory was time of possession. “I’m impressed that we kept the ball for most of the game,” Ayala-Hil said. ...

Men’s basketball win streak ends on Purple Out Night

December 5, 2015 Sports

It was a packed house at the Swamp Gymnasium, and the purple-clad home crowd chanted “Let’s go Gators!” and “San Francisco,” but that wasn’t enough for the SF State men’s basketball team to retain their unblemished 5-0 record. The Gators had their first televised game of the year, and their hope of an undefeated season was spoiled ...

SF State Aussie goes up and over to chase his dream

December 1, 2015 Sports

Swapping the crocodiles of Australia for the Gators of SF State has proven to be a good decision for standout forward Damien Rance. The Gators are undefeated through their first five games, but perhaps more important for the freshman economics major is the realization of a basketball dream that began in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia. ...

Men’s basketball opens season with overtime victory

November 14, 2015 Sports

SF State let their 10 points lead slip away early in the second half against Pacific Union, but the Gators were unwilling to leave their opening night with a loss and pulled out a 67-63 overtime victory, Saturday. After a strong first half, the Gators looked to be too much for the Pioneers. They were ...

Men’s basketball team hungry for success

November 4, 2015 Sports

After a disappointing 11-15 record last year, the SF State men’s basketball team said it is determined to make a name for itself this season. “I would like to hang a banner,” said head coach Paul Trevor. Trevor said he has high hopes for this year’s team and is confident that it can make a statement. ...

Capoeira club embodies the ‘art’ in martial arts

October 21, 2015 Life Sports 1 Comment

Cries of “bananeira,” “amazonas” and other Portuguese terms coalesced with traditional Brazilian instrumentals as members of SF State’s capoeira club flipped and kicked across the gymnasium floor during their Friday afternoon practice. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporatesthe combined elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Its distance from mainstream martial arts is what makes ...

Grind-out comeback not enough for SF State volleyball

October 18, 2015 Sports

After falling two sets to none, SF State mounted a furious comeback against top rank Sonoma State University to even the score, but came up short in the final set of the game. The Gators looked over matched in their first two sets against the Seawolves, losing by eight and six but they were able ...

Flags fly in intramural sport’s kickoff

October 6, 2015 Sports

Under the bright lights of West Campus Green Field, SF State students laced up their cleats and wrapped flags around their waists as they prepared to engage in the friendly competition of intramural flag football. Student referee Ryan Williams said intramural sports emphasize fun and competition. “A lot of the students who joined like the competition and are having fun showcasing ...

High energy makes it three straight for women’s volleyball

October 2, 2015 Sports

In the first of back-to-back home games, the SF state women’s volleyball team was victorious against California State University Los Angeles, improving their conference record to 3-3 (5-8 overall). The Gators started off slow, losing their first set of the night, but they soon found the rhythm that guided them to their third straight win. Head coach Jill ...

Volleyball puts away visiting Cal State East Bay

September 20, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67662′] The SF State women’s volleyball team snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday, when they the defeated Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp Gymnasium. The Gators took control early in the game, forcing the Pioneers to called quick timeouts and winning each of the first two sets by eight points. Although the Gators failed to ...

New talents bring high hopes for ice hockey team

September 16, 2015 Sports

The florescent lights of Redwood City’s Nazareth Ice Oasis snap to life at 11 p.m. sharp every Sunday, illuminating the crisp red and blue lines on the rink ice that soon turn into fine powder by the steel skates of the SF State hockey team. The late practices, which often last until 1:30 a.m., are a testament to ...