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Chico State Women’s Soccer shines with win and tie

Javier Hernandez
Chico State Women’s Soccer team before a game. Photo Credit: Javier Hernandez

Chico State Women’s Soccer (5-2) had an action-packed weekend, demonstrating their abilities with a 2-0 win against Cal State East Bay Friday evening and a 0-0 tie against Cal State San Marcos Sunday.

On Friday, the Wildcats faced off against the East Bay Pioneers in a high-stakes showdown for their first home game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association season. 

The Wildcats wasted no time asserting their dominance, with securing a stunning inswinging goal kick, during the first half. 

The Wildcats continued to apply relentless pressure on the Pioneers’ defense, and added another goal to the tally during the second half, securing a thrilling 2-0 victory.

“It feels great to secure any conference win. Achieving a result in the first game of conference especially at home is even better,” junior defender, Emilia Kling said. 

Sunday’s match brought another intense encounter as the Wildcats faced the San Marcos Cougars. 

Both teams displayed remarkable defense, resulting in a standoff that persisted throughout the game. 

Despite numerous attempts by both sides to break the tie, the goalkeepers on both ends showcased their exceptional abilities.

The game ultimately concluded in a hard-fought 0-0 tie, leaving fans on the edge of their seats throughout. 

“San Marcos is always an intense game. They have an extremely direct style of play which can be a bit frantic,” junior defender Klayre Barres said. 

Chico State’s Women’s Soccer team looks ahead to their upcoming games, eager to continue their strong season. 

The Wildcats are set to take on the Pomona Broncos in their next match Friday, promising more exciting soccer action for fans to enjoy.

For more information about all Chico State Athletics, visit the Wildcats homepage.


Kya Williams can be reached at [email protected]

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Kya Williams, Reporter
Kya Williams is a Third year student majoring in Journalism and minoring in communications. She was born in Chicago Illinois but was raised in Santa Barbara California where she began her Journalism journey. This is her first semester as a staff member for the Orion and she can’t wait for a great year. Outside of reporting on news she enjoys being outside, hanging out with friends, and running. 

Javier Hernandez, Sports Reporter/Social Media Editor
Javier Hernandez is currently a a 4th year at Chico State University. He is majoring in Journalism with an option in News and is minoring in Psychology. He will be returning to the Sports section during the Spring of 2022 and will also be the Social Media Editor. He hopes to contribute to multiple beats to help expand his arsenal and envisions The Orion's social media presence to grow. He has had a really strong passion for sports ever since he was a little kid and envisions himself covering sports for a living.  

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