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Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

There’s a piece of advice that goes something along the lines of, “Make sure that whatever you leave behind is better than how you found it.” While it's always hard to leave something behind, such as a collegiate volleyball career, not often are graduating players able to confidently proclaim that they are departing a situation better than they...

Women’s volleyball team loses 1-3 to UC San Diego

Women’s volleyball team loses 1-3 to UC San Diego

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost to the UC San Diego Tritons, three sets to one, increasing its losing streak to five on Nov. 7 in Acker Gym. The loss brings the team to a conference record of 8-9 and season record of 16-11.First SetChico State was able to score the first point of the first set, but before ...

Women’s volleyball team falls to Cal State San Bernardino in 4 sets

Women’s volleyball team falls to Cal State San Bernardino in 4 sets

Nick Reddy

November 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The rollercoaster ride that is the Chico State women’s volleyball team’s season has hopefully hit the bottom of the hill, with the only track remaining going up from here with four regular season games remaining as the California Collegiate Athletic Association playoff push continues.The Chico State Wildcat...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State San Marcos

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State San Marcos

Nick Reddy

October 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women’s volleyball team gave a hearty hello to the newest California Collegiate Athletic Association member, the Cal State San Marcos Cougars. In the first-ever meeting between the two squads, the Wildcats swept their fellow feline mascot opponents for their 16th overall victory and eighth in CCAA pla...

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Nick Reddy

October 18, 2015


Filed under Volleyball

Bouncing back from a gritty five-set defeat the previous night, the Chico State women’s volleyball team shook off a slow start to top the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in four sets on Saturday, Oct. 10.Set 1: Before many fans had taken their seats, the Wildcats found themselves behind 0-6, forcing...

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Nick Reddy

October 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

There is a general consensus among sports fans that within sports teams, some positions are more valuable than others— especially on the offensive side.However, often times overlooked among the list of most vital roles in team athletics is the setter in volleyball. Tasked with trying to make every second con...

Women’s volleyball team swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus

Women’s volleyball team swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus

Lars Gustafson

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The tables were turned on the Chico State women's volleyball team as it was swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock, California on Oct. 6 after dealing out a 3-0 sweep of the Warriors at home last Saturday at home. The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors won in three sets: 26-24, 25-17, and 25-22.Set 1The game started off with a n...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team won three straight sets against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers to take the match on Sept. 27. The win marked the team's 13th win of the season, and fifth in CCAA conference play. Set 1 - The first set was close throughout with six ties. The teams tied at eight, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19. The 'Cats pulled ...

Women’s volleyball defeats Humboldt State in five sets

Women’s volleyball defeats Humboldt State in five sets

Julie Ortega

September 28, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After Friday night's loss against Sonoma State, the Wildcats were able to find success defeating Humboldt State 3-2 on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Wildcats got the victory with set scores of: 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 23-25 and 15-12. The key for the 'Cats yet again was sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano, who ended the night ...

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The first Friday home match for women’s volleyball fans ended in a disappointing fashion as the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA West Region champion, Sonoma State, dropping three straight sets by more than four points each frame.Perhaps some nervous jitters were present for the host ‘Cats in th...

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It was a Tuesday night thriller for the Chico State women's volleyball team as it racked up its 11th win of the season, and third in conference play, with a 3-2 set win over the San Francisco State Gators. Set one: The first set of the match was close. Both teams were tied at six, and then again at 15. The...

Women’s volleyball takes down Cal State Dominguez Hills

Women’s volleyball takes down Cal State Dominguez Hills

Nick Reddy

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats traveled down to Southern California to face off against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, winning in four sets to improve to 10-2 overall and 2-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. Led by setter Torey Thompson’s 51 assists, the ‘Cats got a solid s...

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