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From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar

November 14, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who was born and raised in Chico.While both these men have ...

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Connor Mcpherson

November 9, 2018


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Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett Hogbin scored a goal at the 87th minute to cut LA’s lead to 2-1, but Chico couldn’t capitaliz...

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Connor Mcpherson

November 3, 2018


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In a heartbreaking loss, the Chico men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end, as they were put down by Cal State LA by a score of 1-0 with just 22 seconds left in the second and final overtime. After a great save on a penalty kick by Wildcats keeper Damion Lewis, Los Angeles managed to get the rebound and ...

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

Wesley Harris

November 3, 2018


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Chico State women’s soccer is hoping their second place finish in the regular season is sufficient enough to advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament after an early exit in the conference tournament. Sonoma State’s three penalty kicks bettered Chico to advance t...

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Connor Mcpherson

October 31, 2018


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They say a 2-0 lead is the worst kind of lead in soccer, but the Wildcats have proven otherwise. Coming off of a second straight 2-0 shutout against the 20th best team in the country in UC Sand Diego, Chico has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with not only in their conference, but in the n...

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Connor Mcpherson

October 28, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports

Despite some questionable officiating, the Chico men’s soccer team was able to come away, not only with a 2-0 victory, but also with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Although they didn’t know it at the time, this game ended up being the first of two straight mat...

Women’s soccer finishes season strong on senior day

Women’s soccer finishes season strong on senior day

Andrew Baumgartner

October 28, 2018


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Senior day for the Chico State women's soccer team could not have gone any better for the home squad. All of the Wildcats seniors were honored before their game against the first place UC San Diego Tritons. After the ceremony the game would begin with emotions running high as both teams were looking t...

Chico State men’s soccer manages seventh shutout victory

Chico State men’s soccer manages seventh shutout victory

Wesley Harris

October 26, 2018


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Chico’s sonic start was enough to clasp a win over Cal State San Marcos on Thursday. Damion Lewis snagged six saves in the shutout. The Wildcats are optimistic in climbing the California Collegiate Athletic Association ranks in their final home game. Chico State arrived at University Stadium following...

Women’s Soccer back on the road to Victory

Women’s Soccer back on the road to Victory

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2018


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The Chico State women’s soccer team started on a climactic note with an amazing save by Brenna Meier within the first five minutes of play.“It was kind of frustrating, you don’t want them to shoot," Meier said. "I am just there as the last save but luckily they didn’t have grea...

Freshman goalkeeper provides spark for women’s soccer

Freshman goalkeeper provides spark for women’s soccer

Andrew Baumgartner

October 23, 2018


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Chico State women’s soccer had an impressive 13 game unbeaten streak to start the season, the longest such streak in program history. The streak couldn’t have been accomplished without the help of an unlikely source. That unlikely source is freshman goalkeeper, Victoria “Vic” Gr...

Wondolowski and San Jose held scoreless in home finale

Wondolowski and San Jose held scoreless in home finale

Wesley Harris

October 22, 2018


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The San Jose Earthquakes 20 shot attempts were not enough to get past Tim Howard and the Colorado Rapids. Colorado's defense held things down in their goal territory the majority of the game. They shadowed former Chico State Wildcat, Chis Wondolowski, the number 2 leading scorer in MLS history, to preven...

San Francisco State ends Wildcats unbeaten streak

San Francisco State ends Wildcats unbeaten streak

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 22, 2018


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A foul was all it took for the Gators to take the game at the last minute.Chico State women’s soccer team made an early presence on the field attempting the first shot of the game within the first two minutes. They didn’t stop there and at the seventh minute they took another attempt.The Gators were off ...

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