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Chico State men’s soccer stays undefeated before road trip

Joey Scotti recieving a pass down right sideline. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

September 22, 2019

Chico State comes alive in the second half Sunday over Academy of Art to stretch their undefeated streak to four games. After a shaky first half, Chico State found their offensive groove to score two goals in the second. The match featured a few freshmen studs who would come up big for their team.“(Freshmen) practice ...

Men’s Soccer dazzles in home opener

Garrett Hogbin celebrating in a victory run. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Wesley Harris

September 13, 2019

Chico State puts on a three score show at University Stadium in home opener over Concordia University (Oregon). “It always fun playing at University stadium. It’s such a special place to play,” coach Felipe Restrepo said. “The guys are fortunate enough to have this facility, and we ha...

Lucky equalizer for the Wildcats

Mikey Hirsch running towards Holy Names player in exhibition match Saturday night. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Karina Cope

September 1, 2019

With the Men's Soccer season starting to pickup again, Chico State took on Holy Names University in an exhibition match under the Saturday night lights. The Wildcats took home a tie, with the final score 1-1. While the game does not count toward the team’s overall record, it does open a window in...

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Chico State men's soccer huddles up before their playoff game against UC San Diego on Tuesday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 31, 2018

They say a 2-0 lead is the worst kind of lead in soccer, but the Wildcats have proven otherwise. Coming off of a second straight 2-0 shutout against the 20th best team in the country in UC Sand Diego, Chico has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with not only in their conference, but in the n...

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Chico State seniors and their families pose for a picture before the game against UC San Diego on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 28, 2018

Despite some questionable officiating, the Chico men’s soccer team was able to come away, not only with a 2-0 victory, but also with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Although they didn’t know it at the time, this game ended up being the first of two straight mat...

Chico State men’s soccer manages seventh shutout victory

A referee signals possession of the ball while both Chico State and Cal State San Marcos get ready for the ensuing play on Thursday. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Wesley Harris

October 26, 2018

Chico’s sonic start was enough to clasp a win over Cal State San Marcos on Thursday. Damion Lewis snagged six saves in the shutout. The Wildcats are optimistic in climbing the California Collegiate Athletic Association ranks in their final home game. Chico State arrived at University Stadium following...

Chico State mentor leads by example, from coaching soccer to coaching life

Head men's soccer coach, Felipe Restrepo, started coaching at the age of 13. Image courtesy of Chico Wildcats

Wesley Harris

October 15, 2018

Coach Felipe Restrepo, thrives for an impact even outside the lines of the soccer field. His aspirations for spreading the power of the game are a defining reason why his team has taken three expeditions to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship tournament. His start, at an astoni...

Lewis, Egujie again lead Wildcats to victory

Chico State men's soccer plays against Sonoma State University on Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Connor Mcpherson

October 13, 2018

Coming off of a 1-0 victory, Chico men’s soccer has been fun for the fans to watch, as they haven’t seen an opposing goal scored at home in over 270 minutes of playtime. Goalkeeper Damion Lewis has been amazing at goalie, getting eight saves, and leading Chico to yet another shutout victory.C...

Men’s soccer jumps out early in Sunday Victory

Joshua Belda delivers a pass down the field Sunday against UC Santa Cruz. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wesley Harris

October 7, 2018

Chico State soccer handled things early in Sunday’s two score shutout. The Wildcats had revenge on their minds after losing to University of California, Santa Cruz exactly one year ago. Chico came out of the gate scoring two goals in the first half to put an end to their last non-conference op...

Chico State men’s soccer shuts out Cal State Dominguez Hills

Chico State and Cal State Dominguez Hills march to the center of the pitch prior to their game on Sunday at University Stadium. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

September 17, 2018

Coming off of a hard-fought loss to California State University, Los Angeles last Friday, Chico State Men’s soccer bounced back and won their first conference game against Cal State Dominguez Hills 2-0 on Sunday.The sun glared down on University Stadium, as a large crowd came out to support the Wild...

Chico State Men’s Soccer take second loss of the season

Chico State huddles before the beginning of the first half against Cal State LA on Friday night. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

September 15, 2018

After an intense 90 minutes, Chico State men's soccer came up short Friday night against the California State Los Angeles Golden Eagles with a final score of 0-1. Both teams put up a strong fight not scoring at all in the first half. The Wildcats struggled to execute shots and did not make use of...

Student or athlete, which one comes first

The men's soccer team lines up before their game Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Kenta Mcafee

August 28, 2016

While every person has their daily routine, there is hardly any extracurricular as demanding as playing a sport at the collegiate level. From completing homework after brutal practices, to the fear of an exam on game day, student athletes compete on the field just as much as in the classroom. Collegiate...

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