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‘Cats win 6 straight sets to start season 2-0

‘Cats win 6 straight sets to start season 2-0

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats showed up to the Route 92 Showdown ready to play as they didn't even drop a set, winning 6 straight to sweep their first two games of the season. In the morning, the 'Cats completed a three set sweep of Dominican University of California, then came back hours later to do the same to Holy Names University. Game 1: 1st set- With the sc...

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Nick Reddy

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Those familiar with the NBA know how much of a disparity there is between the top tier teams and the lowly bottom feeders in the league. Some teams are vying for a championship and some are stuck on the bottom rung of the ladder. Then there are those left out of playoff contention, albeit a distinct step ...

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Jason Spies

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

At 6 a.m. on a warm Chico morning with the sun slowly creeping over the bleachers, first-year women's volleyball recruit Natalia Betancourt is already on the track.After her morning run, a two-hour practice is next up in Betancourt's day from 10 a.m. to noon. The team's practice includes drills to help improve footw...

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

Julie Ortega

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball high school standout Natalia Betancourt officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Chico State in the fall of 2015. Betancourt ended her high school career with 1,624 digs. In her final season with Santiago High School in Corona she earned 398 digs and was awarded a S...

Wildcat wraps up stellar season

Wildcat wraps up stellar season

Samuel Wolfson

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Lindsay Quigley will end her volleyball career on a high note with the many accolades she has received this year. As a member of the Chico State women’s volleyball team, Quigley ended her senior year ranked fifth in the nation in hitting percentage with .400. She also broke the program’s all-ti...

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Nick Reddy

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The roller coaster ride known as the 2014 Chico State women’s volleyball team's season ended this past weekend. The squad was swept by the California Collegiate Athletic Association's regular season champion Sonoma State on Friday, but turned right around to claw out a five-set victory on Senior N...

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Nick Reddy

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, San Francisco 2Scores: 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 20-25, and 15-13Kills: Olivia Mediano (22); Kristyn Casalino (12)Assists: Torey Thompson (59)Digs: Torey Thompson (20); Emily Duran (25)[/box]Despite being swept by California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season champion Sonoma Sta...

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Samuel Wolfson

November 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1Scores: 32-30, 25-16, 25-12Assists: Torey Thompson (32)Digs: Emily Duran (25); Torey Thompson (15)[/box]After a close first game single set that went into a 32-30 loss, the Chico State volleyball team was shut out at home Friday against Sonoma State in three sets. H...

Wildcat volleyball team sweeps Dominguez Hills

Wildcat volleyball team sweeps Dominguez Hills

Nick Reddy

November 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 0Scores: 25-12, 25-12, 25-19.Kills: Olivia Mediano (15); Kristyn Casalino (13).Assists: Torey Thompson (41).Digs: Emily Duran (14)[/box]The Chico State women’s volleyball team has alternated winning and losing their past eight matches. After a loss Frid...

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Ryan Grady

November 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Cal State Stanislaus 1Assists: Torey Thompson (48)Kills: Ellie Larronde (17)Digs: Emily Duran (20).[/box]The Chico State volleyball team steamrolled Cal State Stanislaus in four sets Tuesday night in Acker gym. The 'Cats came out with a strong tempo starting off the first set by scoring the first 10 points to a Warriors 4. The second set...

Women’s volleyball team wins in four sets

Women’s volleyball team wins in four sets

Emerson Keenan

October 31, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Humboldt State 1Scores: 25-17, 18-25, 28-26, 25-23Kills: Ellie Larronde 17, Lindsay Quigley 11Assists: Torey Thompson (39)Digs: Emily Duran (27)[/box]The Chico State women's volleyball team came out Friday playing aggressive, beating a talented Humboldt State team in four sets at Acker Gym...

Women’s volleyball team falls in five sets to Cal Poly Pomona

Women’s volleyball team falls in five sets to Cal Poly Pomona

Nick Reddy

October 19, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Cal Poly Pomona 3, Chico State 2Scores: 21-25, 25-15, 25-14, 19-25, 12-15Kills: Ellie Larronde (15); Lindsay Quigley (12); Kristyn Casalino (11)Digs: Ellie Larronde (13); Olivia Mediano (21)Assists: Torey Thompson (51).[/box]On a raucous night in Acker Gym, the Chico State women’s volleyball te...

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