The Orion

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Wildcats start slow, finish strong

Mathew Miranda

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

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

The ‘Front Row Joe’ rules of soccer

Esther Briggs

March 7, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

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

Carlos Islas

November 7, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Women’s soccer misses NCAA Championship

Jose Olivar

December 9, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Ryan Grady

November 10, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Athletes adapt to overtime pressure

Emerson Keenan

November 2, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Soccer, Sports

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

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

Nick Reddy

October 7, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

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

Ryan Grady

September 28, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Women’s soccer goalie reaches milestones in shutouts

Emerson Keenan

September 27, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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...

Team leaders set sights for postseason

Team leaders set sights for postseason

Angelo Boscacci

September 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team's 2013 season ended after missing the playoffs with a record of 8-8-2. The Orion chatted with three key members of the team about their goals for the 2014 season.Goal keeper Brianna Furner"I think the key to our success is we all have to all be on the same page," ...

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