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

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

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...

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

Men’s soccer jumps out early in Sunday Victory

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...

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

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

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....

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

Early scoring lifts men’s soccer to a win

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...

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

Student-athletes ride the bench

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,...

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

Men’s soccer team continues search for win

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...

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

Once again, men’s soccer doesn’t score

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...

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

Men’s soccer loses first game of the season

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...

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

Men’s soccer team loses in overtime

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....

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

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

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...

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

Mens soccer team beats Holy Names 2-1

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 ...

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