PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE NEWS



[Volleyball] Head Coach Paul Castillo Inks Incoming Freshman Lexi Moriarty
ANGWIN, Calif. - Head Coach Paul Castillo announced the signing of his second outside hitter, incoming freshman and Vacaville native, Lexi Moriarty.


[Men's Basketball] Two Pioneers Receive Cal Pac Honors
ANGWIN, Calif-Pioneers Athletics extends congratulations to seniors Noel Briones (SR/Hayward,CA) and Jayson Marquez (SR/Harlem, NY) for their inclusion in the California Pacific Conference end of the season honors. Briones received Cal PAC's Champions of Character award, while Marquez was named to Cal PAC's All Conference Second Team. Rae Hubbard (SR/Fairfield, CA) and Brandon Franklin (SR/Perris, CA) also received end of the season honorable mentions at the awards banquet this past weekend.


[Women's Basketball] Two Lady Pioneers Receive Cal Pac Honors
Angwin, Calif- At the conclusion of each season, the California Pacific Conference distinguishes its elite student-athletes during its annual awards banquet. The Pioneers were well represented this year by Imari Clinton (SO/Mill Creek, WA), who collected All-Conference First Team honors and Gabriela Lua (SO/Sacramento, CA), who received her team's NAIA Champions of Character award.


[Women's Basketball] Lady Pioneers Bid Farewell to Makana Kaaikala-Caban on Senior Night
ANGWIN, Calif.-PUC women's basketball honored graduating forward Makana Kaaikala-Caban (SR/Lahaina, HI) in their final game of the season as the Pioneers looked to begin Senior Night on a high note. However, despite a competitive game, the Pioneers could not find the win, falling to California State University- Maritime 45-57.


[Men's Basketball] PUC Basketball Dominant on Senior Night
PUC Men's Basketball team ended the 2017-18 season with a commanding win at home against the visiting California State University-Maritime Keelhaulers. A strong scoring display in the second half carried the Pioneers to a win on a special night for PUC's seniors, 74-66.


[Women's Basketball] Pioneers Unable to Finish Halftime Lead
ANGWIN, Calif.- In their second to last game of their regular season, the Pioneers fought to defend their home turf against the UC Merced Bobcats. Although the Pioneers had the lead at halftime, they were unable to regain traction after losing their momentum in the third quarter. By the final buzzer the Pioneers fell short of the Bobcats, 68-55. The loss brings PUC's conference record, 1-12, with only one game remaining in their season.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Come Up Short Against UC Merced
ANGWIN, Calif.-  The Pioneers hosted the UC Merced Bobcats on Thursday night, in their penultimate game of their regular season. Despite taking an early lead and making a strong comeback attempt, the Pioneers came up short, falling, 71-82. The loss drops the Pioneers conference record to 6-7, and 9-14 overall.


[Women's Basketball] Pioneers Come up Short on the Road
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- PUC women's basketball travelled to Santa Cruz where they faced the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. The Pioneers couldn't find the win, falling 45-70.


[Women's Basketball] Pioneers Unable to Top Visiting Red Hawks
ANGWIN, Calif.-Women's Basketball was back at home to face the Simpson Red Hawks. The Pioneers could not generate consistent offense, falling 70-47.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Fall Short in Crucial Home Game
ANGWIN, Calif.- PUC men's basketball returned home for an important conference game as they took on the Simpson University Red Hawks. The Pioneers were unable to overcome the guests and lock in thier Cal Pac playoff spot, falling 76-89.


[Women's Basketball] Lady Pioneers Unable to Keep Up with Antelope Valley
LANCASTER, Calif.- The Pioneers hit the road to play against University of Antelope Valley in hopes to put an end to their losing streak. PUC struggled early on but were able to put together a better performance in the second half. Unfortunately for the Pioneers, their efforts weren't enough, and UAV took the win 89-53.


[Men's Basketball] UC Santa Cruz Tops Pioneers
SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- Looking tolock in another win, the Pioneers headed down to Santa Cruz to play against the Banana Slugs. PUC would face an upward battle with the opposing team, eventually falling 91-66, with only three games remaining in the regular season.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Top Conference Leaders UAV
LANCASTER, Calif- Men's basketball took a step in the right direction Saturday night with a crucial road win against the conference leading University of Antelope Valley Pioneers. A strong shooting night led the way to victory for the visiting Pioneers, 74-67.


[Women's Basketball] Lady Pioneers fall to La Sierra on the Road
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Women's basketball began their three game road trip against the rival La Sierra University Golden Eagles on Thursday night. The game ended in LSU's favor, 76-44 as the Pioneers fell to 1-8 in conference and 2-14 overall.


[Men's Basketball] LSU Golden Eagles Top Pioneers
RIVERSIDE, Calif.- Men's Basketball traveled to La Sierra University to face the Golden Eagles for the second time this season. The Pioneers struggled offensively, falling 69-80.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Steal Win in Overtime
ANGWIN, Calif.-   In what would be one of the most exciting games of the season, the Pioneers were able to overcome a slow start and steal the win 77-72 in OT over the visiting Embry-Riddle University Eagles.


[Women's Basketball] Visiting Eagles Top Pioneers
ANGWIN, Calif.-PUC women's basketball returned to action, facing Embry-Riddle University at home. Despite a stronger second half, the Pioneers could not grab the win, falling 47-67.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Fall in Close Game Against BenU
ANGWIN, Calif.- The Pioneers were at home searching for a crucial conference win against the visiting Benedictine Mesa Redhawks. The Pioneers were edged out by the Redhawks in a nail-biter, dropping the game 81-80.


[Women's Basketball] Lady Pioneers Struggle to Finish at Home
ANGWIN, Calif.- The Pioneers Women's basketball team dropped their conference home match-up against Benedictine University at Mesa on Thursday night. The opposing Redhawks started out with an early lead, making it difficult for the Pioneers to overcome the deficit who ultimately fell to the Redhawks, 69-89.


[Women's Basketball] Lady Pioneers Suffer Loss in Merced
MERCED, Calif- The women's basketball team wrapped-up their four game road trip in Merced, California against the UC Merced Bobcats. The Pioneers struggled shooting from the field, slumping to a 75-35 loss.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Take Care of Business on the Road
MERCED, Calif.- PUC men's basketball traveled to Merced where they faced top league opponents, UC Merced Bobcats. The Pioneers were able to get the job done comfortably, beating the Bobcats 61-52 to bring their conference record to 4-3.


[Men's Basketball] CSU Maritime Takes Down Pioneers
VALLEJO, Calif.- The Pioneers men's basketball team faced an uphill battle on Thursday night as they traveled to Vallejo to play against Cal State Maritime and their three-game winning streak. The Pioneers came out strong, but were unable to hang on for the win. The 77-85 loss, brings PUC's record 6-9, overall.


[Women's Basketball] More Magic for Pioneers in Vallejo
VALLEJO, Calif.- PUC women's basketball travelled to Vallejo, looking to break their losing streak as they faced California State University- Maritime. The Pioneers were able to bounce back from a rough first quarter, and capped by a dramatic game-winner as they grabbed their first win of 2018, winning 62-59.


[Men's Basketball] Pioneers Make it Four Straight With Win at Home
ANGWIN, Calif.-Men's Basketball won their fourth consecutive game at home against NCAA Division III opponents UC Santa Cruz. The visiting Banana Slugs were no match for a strong offensive showing from the home side, the final score 83-74.


[Women's Basketball] Benedictine Redhawks Soar Over Pioneers
MESA, Ariz.- The Lady Pioneers hit the road and headed to Arizona for their first league road trip. Concluding the first of two game in AZ, the Pioneers were unable to overcome the offensive advantage of Benedictine University's Redhawks, falling 63-91.