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Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Chico State defender Joshua Belda looks on during a game against UC San Diego in this archived image. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo
November 9, 2018

Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett...

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
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,...

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
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...

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
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...

Men’s soccer sweeps home stand

Junior Ronan McEnroe clears the ball to the other end of the field amongst Humboldt State defenders on Sunday Photo credit: Keelie Lewis
October 14, 2018

Chico State flourished in a 2-0 win over rival Humboldt State Sunday afternoon, extending their winning streak to three games. The team dominated in controlling the ball, leaving a light load of work for...

Lewis, Egujie again lead Wildcats to victory

Chico State men's soccer plays against Sonoma State University on Friday. Photo credit: Josh Cozine
October 12, 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...

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
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...

Both Chico State soccer teams improve win streaks to four

Chico State controls possession against Seattle Pacific in this archived photo Photo credit: Maury Montalvo
September 28, 2018

The wins just keep pouring in for Chico State as both the men’s and women’s soccer teams picked up victories in San Bernardino. The Chico women dominated early, winning 2-0, while the men...

Chico State soccer flawless in Sunday victories

Chico State women's soccer plays defense at home earlier in the season in this archived photo. Photo credit: Wesley Harris
September 23, 2018

Chico State Women’s soccer completed their third straight victory Sunday afternoon over California State University East Bay. Aiden Williams scored her first goal of the season in the win, and Jordan...

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
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...

Wildcat of the week – Jeremiah Egujie

Photo credit: Caitlyn Young
September 5, 2018

Senior Jeremiah Egujie is a standout forward for the men's soccer team. Egujie scored both of the team's goals in the Wildcats opening day win. Egujie is looking to make a difference in his second season...

Men’s Soccer triumphant in first game of season

Chico State Forward #9 Jeremiah Egujie celebrates his second goal of the game with his teammates on Thursday night against Seattle Pacific Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner
August 30, 2018

Chico State men's soccer started the season strong, defeating rival Seattle Pacific 2-0 on Thursday night in Chico. Senior Jeremiah Ugujie scored both the goals for the Wildcats in the victory. https://twitter.com/theorion_sports/status/1035384176256536577Andrew...

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