The Orion

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Chico State defender Garrett Hogbin keeps the ball away from UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

November 4, 2018

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 ...

Wildcat returns to the field

Wildcat returns to the field

Justin Couchot

September 13, 2017

As the Chico State men's soccer team starts their season, there may not be a player more excited to lace up and get back on the field than senior forward Dylan Wakefield. After suffering a blown AC joint and tearing all three ligaments in his shoulder in a preseason match against Cal Baptist last...

Striving to Improve

The team huddles up to talk about the game.

Patrick Pace

August 28, 2017

The Chico State men's soccer team begins its season on Aug. 31 against Seattle Pacific University. The Wildcats hope to go even further than they did in their up-and-down season last year. Last season, Chico State started off conference play with three losses before rising up and winning seven of...

Men’s soccer team falls at home

Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Cydney Nance

November 4, 2016

The Chico State men's soccer team had momentum on its side in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Nov. 1 but fell 0-1 to Cal State San Bernardino.The team's competed on the Wildcats home field, where Chico State held a 6-3 record for the season. The Coyotes a...

Nuno leads men’s soccer team to first road win

Omar Nuno drives the ball to the goalkeeper's box during a Chico State home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Cydney Nance

October 14, 2016

Chico State men's soccer team's offense consisted only of senior forward Omar Nuno, as he scored both goals in the game against Stanislaus State Oct. 14. Nuno shot three times with two shots on goal in the game and connected on his first shot at the 27-minute mark. Nuno's goal gave the team a 1-0 le...

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Mike O'Malley before his resignation as Chico State's men's head soccer coach. Photo courtesy of Mike O'Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

Chico State men’s soccer team season recap

Matt Hurlow sends a shot flying during a game earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

November 4, 2014

Chico State’s men’s soccer team will miss the playoffs for the first time in five years.The men’s soccer team finished eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings, with a 3-6-2 conference record and an 8-6-3 overall record. It was only the second in head men's s...

Athletes adapt to overtime pressure

Matt Hurlow, a Wildcat starting forward, running midfield Oct. 17. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

November 2, 2014

When regulation ends, athletes enter a new game. For sports like basketball, a winner needs to be crowned. Other sports, like soccer, can settle for a tie. But with overtime, one thing is for sure: anything can happen.By the time overtime comes around, the players have already played a full game, so th...

Men’s soccer player returns from injury to lead team

Chico State men's soccer player Mike Janjigian (20) elevates for a ball during Sunday's match against Saint Martin's University. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 16, 2014

Returning from a foot injury can be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome, especially in a sport that revolves around footwork. But coming back from two injuries to the same foot, that's even tougher. Chico State men's soccer player Michael Janjigian knows firsthand, or foot, because he went through the same injury twice. Now the senior captain is on the comeback trail for...

First-years having early success on men’s soccer team

Chico State men's soccer player Patrick Lee approaches a defender in a game earlier this season.

Jose Olivar

September 15, 2014

One of the biggest issues for the Chico State men’s soccer team this season was the departure of 11 players last year.Because of that, the Wildcats needed help from their incoming first-years and transfers to make it to the playoffs for the sixth time under head coach Felipe Restrepo. ...

Chico State men’s soccer team wins 2-0

Chico State men's soccer play lets a shot fly earlier last week. The Wildcats beat the Academy of Art 2-0 Friday night. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

September 12, 2014

The Chico State men’s soccer team won its second game of the season Friday night against a tough opponent, the Academy of Arts, with a final score of 2-0. First-year midfielder Carter Johnson scored his first collegiate goal to give Chico State (2-0-1) the lead at 31:33 in the first half. The Wildcats ...

Wondo takes Wildcats to World Cup

Emerson Keenan

August 27, 2014

Former Chico State soccer player Chris "Wondo" Wondolowski continued what has been a storied soccer career, playing in the World Cup in Brazil this summer with the United States men's national team. The immersion in soccer at the World Cup was something he will always remember, but being a professional on ...

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