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‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

Patrick Pace

September 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team swept their series against the Holy Names University Hawks in their first game of the Route 92 Showdown. The Wildcats finished the match in less than 80 minutes. In the first set, the two teams were tied at 11 before the 'Cats took over. Chico State went on...

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Cydney Nance

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the talented play of first-year outside hitter Kim Wright. Wright had 11 kills in the game which closed ou...

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

Kenta Mcafee

November 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team utilized its star setter and outside hitters Nov. 18 to sweep Cal State Dominguez Hills and advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament's semifinals. The Wildcats posted nine sweeps in their conference on their road to the CCAA Tournament but had a...

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Makayla Hopkins

November 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After a tough loss against Sonoma State, the Chico State Volleyball team came out with intensity against the UC San Diego Tritons and closed the game in three sets Nov. 4. Despite the many errors, first-year outside hitter Camryn Rocha and junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano dominated the first set...

Volleyball earns sixth shutout of the season

Volleyball earns sixth shutout of the season

Danielle Pubill

October 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team shutout the San Francisco State Gators Oct. 18 to earn its sixth shutout since starting the conference.The team has not succeeded in having more than five sweeps in a conference season since 2013 when it earned seven.The win extends the Wildcats record to 15-5 and thei...

Wright’s record night snaps win streak

Wright’s record night snaps win streak

Gabriel Moreno

October 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

A record night from first-year middle hitter Kim Wright was not enough to lift Chico State to a win against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers Oct. 15. Wright delivered 20 kills in the game, passing her previous collegiate record of 17 that she attained earlier this season. Wright led the offense in the ...

Volleyball team succeeds in Sonoma

Volleyball team succeeds in Sonoma

Gabriel Moreno

October 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team succeeded in extending their win streak to five Oct. 11 in their game against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The 'Cats won the game 3-1 and improved their season record to 13-4. Chico State leads their conference with a 7-1 record. The Seawolves took an early 1-0 lead...

Student-athletes ride the bench

Student-athletes ride the bench

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

Every student-athlete has the vision of stepping onto the field as a starter but through bad grades, injuries or a lack of experience, their dreams are cast from the bench.Men's SoccerSophomore goalkeeper, Luke Dennison is no stranger to warming the bench. Dennison red-shirted his first year and saw no pla...

Volleyball avenges previous loss

Volleyball avenges previous loss

Gabriel Moreno

October 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team avenged their loss to the Jacks Sept. 24, with a 3-1 win on the 'Cats home court Oct. 7.The win extends the Wildcats record to 12-4, and their conference record to 6-1. Chico State has yet to suffer a loss at home and has a four-game win streak.The first set opened with ...

Volleyball snags another win

Volleyball snags another win

Gabriel Moreno

October 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team swept their third consecutive game Oct. 5 to improve their overall record to 11-4 and their conference record to 5-1.The win came against the Stanislaus State Warriors and was the result of continuous errors that gave the 'Cats the advantage. Chico State committed just 11 e...

College injuries lead to lifelong problems

College injuries lead to lifelong problems

Makayla Hopkins

October 3, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

It’s not uncommon for college athletes to get injured during games and even practices. Athletes might feel that they’re letting down their coach or team and face internal pressures of having a speedy recovery to get back out on the field.Leaving the team behind to tend to their own wound...

‘Cats remain undefeated at home

Gabriel Moreno

October 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team took on Cal Poly Pomona on the 'Cats home court on Sept. 30 and swept the Broncos in three sets.The win extends the Wildcats record to 9-4 for the season and gives them a 3-1 conference record. Chico State has won four consecutive games at home this season.The 'Cats opened the...

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