It took a few games, but Molly Schlemer, last season’s Big West Player of the Year, finally found her mojo.
“Trust your Struggle.” The words are inked onto the forearm of Cal Poly defensive back Bijon Samoodi.
While head coach Tim Walsh has always advised his players to have a short memory of defeat, the Cal Poly football team is looking for revenge Saturday.
Since its inception in 2004, the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe has symbolized the intense rivalry between UC Davis and Cal Poly. Each team wants nothing more than to claim the horseshoe trophy and bring it back to their respective campus.
Last year, it was George Malki who stole the spotlight in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Hoisted up on the shoulders of his teammates and fellow students, the then-junior midfielder was draped in a Cal Poly flag. He couldn’t stop smiling.
No Cal Poly sporting event gets so packed that students have to buy tickets beforehand. And rarely does an event sell out — well, except for one. And it can only mean one thing.
By the age of four, Ariel Lassiter knew he wanted to grow up to be just like his dad. And as the son of a renowned professional soccer player, it seems fitting that the future Cal Poly winger’s first soccer experience was when the coaches of the Tampa Bay Mutiny told him he needed to leave the locker room.
After snapping a two-game losing streak with a come-from-behind victory against Portland State last week, the Cal Poly football team will return home Saturday afternoon to host Yale in the last non-conference matchup of the 2013 season.
The Cal Poly baseball team hasn’t always called redshirt sophomore pitcher Reed Reilly “Big Sexy.” But when a fan from Krukow’s Klubhouse bellowed the nickname to cheer on Reilly after he pitched out of a jam earlier this season, the name stuck.
Jefferson P. Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org When Elliot Stewart steps to the plate, he never tries to hit a home run. But as the catcher ground his back foot into the batters box in the bottom of the seventh inning against UC…
Despite losses from the Cal Poly track and field team on both the men’s and women’s sides to UC Santa Barbara, Saturday’s performances yielded some positive results in its last dual meet of the season — most notably John Prader’s recording-breaking leap in the pole vault — as the team prepares to partake in the 2013 Big West Conference Championships.