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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

Connor Mcpherson

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 Hogbin scored a goal at the 87th minute to cut LA’s lead to 2-1, but Chico couldn’t capitaliz...

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 Athletes fight against bad calls

First-year goalkeeper Caityln Duval struggles to get up after being knocked down with first-year forward Sarah Yang. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016

A missed foul or bad call can severely alter the outcome of a game and can rob athletes of their hours of practice and training.Even in a fair game, it's impossible not to see the occasional flop or complaint. Athletes on the field or court are guaranteed to argue with a referee during the questiona...

Early scoring lifts men’s soccer to a win

Rajaee DeLane rushes for the ball after being stripped by a defender Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Makayla Hopkins

October 10, 2016

The Chico State men's soccer team found success early in their game Oct. 9 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros through a reliable offense and solid defense.Chico State scored within the first minute off first-year defender Garrett Hogbin's first goal of the season. Junior midfielder Carter Jo...

Student-athletes ride the bench

Caitlyn Duval looks downfield for the ball while instructing her teammates. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016

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...

Men’s soccer team continues search for win

Junior midfielder Frankie Palmer struggles to keep the ball away from a defender during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

September 26, 2016

The Chico State men's soccer team faced UC San Diego on the Tritons home field on Sept. 25 and lost 0-2.The loss brings Chico's record to 1-4-3, and their conference record to 0-2-2. Chico State remains without a win on the road this season.Contributing to the 'Cats loss was junior goalkeeper Damion Lewis, wh...

Once again, men’s soccer doesn’t score

Goalkeeper Damion Lewis makes a save during a Wildcat's home game while a fight occurs on the field. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Kenta Mcafee

September 20, 2016

A 1-3-2 season record and a previous two-game losing streak show the struggles that men's soccer has faced early on in the season. With only 12 CCAA games to dictate their postseason, the 'Cats have already lost one and tied one. The lack of points the 'Cats have gained is not enough to lead them...

Men’s soccer loses first game of the season

Chico State men's soccer shows off their skills dribbling the ball. Photo Credit the Orion

Gabriel Moreno

August 25, 2016

A second half offensive barrage couldn't help the Wildcats' claw their way to victory as they fell 2-1 against UC Davis on August 21, at the Aggie's home field. The loss brings Chico State's record to 0-2 against UC Davis for the past two seasons. Despite the 'Cats loss, junior midfielder Frankie Palmer w...

Men’s soccer team loses in overtime

Mid-fielder Nick Radosavjevic attempts to set up the ball for Wildcat strikers in a high jump header on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Wildcat soccer field. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 28, 2014

The Chico State men's soccer team fell on Sunday 1-0 in overtime against Cal State L.A. The Wildcats and the Golden Eagles both fought hard to get to overtime, with the game ending in a scoreless tie. In the whole game there were a total of 20 fouls for Chico and 17 for the Golden Eagles. The Wildcats had two yellow cards on the day, one going to forward Matt...

First-year goalie key to men’s soccer team’s early success

Chico State freshman soccer player Luke Dennison has helped Chico State to a 5-0-1 start on the year. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats.

Emerson Keenan

September 22, 2014

It's not that often that a first-year goalkeeper starts on a college soccer team. It's even less often when that goalie delivers four shutouts in his first five games.Meet Luke Dennison.The first-year starting goalie has allowed just one goal so far on the season, and is a big reason why the Chico State...

Mens soccer team beats Holy Names 2-1

Freshman Carter Johnson weaves through opponents in a game earlier this year. Chico State scored twice in the second half to beat Holy Names 2-1 on Saturday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 20, 2014

The Chico State men's soccer team came back from a goal down at halftime to win 2-1 against Holy Names University in Arcata on Saturday,The Wildcats remained undefeated on the season and have allowed just two goals in the first six games. Freshman goalkeeper Luke Dennison, who had three saves on the day, descri...

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