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Women’s Soccer back on the road to Victory

Chico State soccer gets ready for the game against Cal State San Marcos on Thursday. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

October 26, 2018

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, Vic Graham, has started three games this year for the Wildcats going 2-0-1. Photo courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

Andrew Baumgartner

October 23, 2018

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...

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Junior forward Korie Bozart kicks the ball after a stoppage in play. Photo credit: Lamar Lomack

Mathew Miranda

September 24, 2017

The Chico State women’s soccer team dominates the first half. They maintain possession of the ball, create scoring opportunities and out-shoot the opposing team. However, for all their strengths, the Wildcats routinely fail to score in the first half. Luckily for them, they flip the switch in the second...

The ‘Front Row Joe’ rules of soccer

Junior Shelby Lanksbury prepares to launch the ball in a game last semester. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Esther Briggs

March 7, 2016

Sitting in the front of the classroom is not everyone's favorite place. Teachers might call on you or notice if you skip class more than they would if you sat closer to the back.For the Chico State women's soccer team, head coach Kim Sutton uses the "Front Row Joe" rule when it comes to choosing a s...

Women’s soccer team CCAA title hopes cut short in first round of playoffs

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost in the CCAA tournament semi-finals cutting their season short after losing 0-1 to Stanislaus State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Carlos Islas

November 7, 2015

In a thrilling game, the Chico State women’s soccer team lost 0-1 against Stanislaus State University in the CCAA Championship Tournament semifinals on Nov. 6 at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg Field. The loss means Chico State’s season is over while Stanislaus advances to the CCAA Championship Tournament Finals. In ...

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

The 2015 Chico State women's soccer team. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2015

With the 2015 soccer season underway, the Chico State woman's soccer team is going to need its 19 first-year players to jump right in and compete. The team only has a total of 11 returning players. With a young and untested team, the 'Cats will rely on their seasoned players while also utilizing their new talent.Despite having a young team, he...

Women’s soccer misses NCAA Championship

Cassi Scroggins competes against a Cal State Stanislaus opponent in a game earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

December 9, 2014

For Chico State’s women’s soccer team, failing to be selected by the NCAA’s Division II Women's Soccer Selection Committee to compete in the championship tournament dampened an otherwise successful season. The Wildcats capped off their year with a second-place fin...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Chico State goalkeeper Brianna Furner in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Ryan Grady

November 10, 2014

If you have watched a Chico State women's soccer game in the last four years, you have probably heard the name Furner.Senior goalkeeper Brianna Furner has been nominated by The Orion sports staff as a candidate for Wildcat of the Year.She is the one who stands between the goal posts in each soccer game and...

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...

Women’s soccer coach passes program’s founder in wins

Kim Sutton encourages players during a practice last season. Orion file photo.

Nick Reddy

October 7, 2014

There have only been two head coaches in the history of the Chico State women’s soccer program. Earlier this season, one passed the other in the NCAA Division II history.Head coach Kim Sutton recently earned her 187th win, passing Bob Russ, the only other coach in the team's history, for 31st all ti...

Roberts off to a strong start for women’s soccer team

Junior forward Nicole Roberts has scored twice for the Chico State women's soccer team so far this season. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats

Ryan Grady

September 28, 2014

Nicole Roberts walks into the locker room with a boom box in hand and that's where it begins. Before every game, the women's soccer team likes to get fired up and bring tempo to the field."It's fun to have our pregame dance party," Roberts said. "It pumps us up."Roberts and her boom box have helped ...

Women’s soccer goalie reaches milestones in shutouts

Chico State goalie Brianna Furner in a game earlier this year. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 27, 2014

To be a goalie, one needs to have a large voice, be a strong leader and have a bigger-than-life personality, according to women's soccer coach Kim Sutton. "It's like a whole different sport, because it's the only person that uses their hands, plus they are stopping shots that are being rocketed at them," Sutton sa...

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