Brittany Woodard fights the pain

Jefferson P. Nolan sports@mustangdaily.net “Pop.” It’s the sound athletes hope they will never hear: the hallow noise of your knee ripping apart from your bone structure. But that’s not all. It’s the echo of a smashed “null and void” stamp…

Post-Santiago, women’s basketball is ready to go

Jefferson P. Nolan jeffersonnolan.md@gmail.com The Cal Poly women’s basketball team had only one offensive mission last season: get the ball to Kristina Santiago. The rest would take care of itself. “Give the ball to her, and she’ll score every time,”…

Women’s basketball team takes down rival Aggies 73-71

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net As head coach Faith Mimnaugh predicted, it was “fast-pace mode” for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team against rival UC Davis. The Mustangs (8-6, 2-1 Big West Conference) defeated the Aggies (5-8, 0-2 Big West), 73-71…

Ariana Elegado: bringing energy to the court

Jacob Lauing jacoblauing.md@gmail.com There’s a common word people use when describing sophomore point guard Ariana Elegado: energy. As a redshirt sophomore on the Cal Poly women’s basketball team, Elegado is full of it. From her flashy, crowd-pleasing moves to her…

Women’s basketball victorious in home opener

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net Multifaceted. That’s how senior guard Kayla Griffin described the Cal Poly Women’s basketball team this season. Coming off a huge upset over Pac-12 Oregon State last week, the Mustangs ­­beat San Diego 69-50 in the…

Cal Poly basketball starts home schedules

New season. New faces. The Cal Poly men’s basketball team lost to TCU, 53-46, last Friday in the season opener, but with freshmen forwards Brian Bennett and Zach Gordon combining for 17 points and 17 rebounds in their Cal Poly…

Men’s, women’s basketball prepare for 2012-13 season

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net The entire Cal Poly men’s basketball roster will look different this upcoming season. There will be no David Hanson, no Will Taylor, no Chris Donahue and no Amaurys Fermin. But with a roster filled with names such…

The show Santiago-es on to Anaheim

  In her final night playing in Mott Gym, Kristina Santiago scored 31 points and led the top-seeded Mustangs to a 71-53 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. For the third…