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More fútbol, less football

More fútbol, less football

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Despite what you may hear or what you see, soccer is quickly becoming one of America’s big sports. It may not be at the height of baseball, basketball or football yet, but it is gaining a big following. Sure, the sport may have players diving to oversell a foul but the same thing is done in basket...

Men’s soccer team loses 1-0 to Cal State Stanislaus

Men’s soccer team loses 1-0 to Cal State Stanislaus

Carlos Islas

October 6, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team managed to keep the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors' high-powered offense at bay but failed to find the back of the net and lost 1-0 at home on Oct. 4. Chico State’s record dropped to 4-4-1 overall while the conference record stands at 2-2-0.First Half: The first half saw bo...

Chico State men’s soccer coach selected for 30 Under 30 coaching program

Chico State men’s soccer coach selected for 30 Under 30 coaching program

Jason Spies

October 5, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Assistant coach Bertin Loyola was selected this past summer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America to be part of its 30 Under 30 coaching program. The NSCAA picks 30 coaches nationwide that have the potential to be the great coaches of tomorrow. The NSCAA chose 15 men and women for this yearlong mentoring program th...

Men’s soccer loses to Sonoma State 2-0

Men’s soccer loses to Sonoma State 2-0

Carlos Islas

September 29, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team wrapped up its two-game road trip with a 2-0 loss against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Sept. 27. The Wildcat loss drops their conference record to 1-1-0 and their season record to 3-3-1. The first half began with plenty of acti...

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Chico State men’s soccer team beats Humboldt State 1-0

Kenta Mcafee

September 27, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State Men's soccer team took on Humboldt State on Sept. 25, looking to capitalize on a two-game winning streak and win its first conference game. The game ended 1-0 with a win for the Wildcats.The 'Cats were fired up from the start, with Matt Hurlow leading the charge by scoring from a penalty ki...

Women’s soccer beats Humboldt State 3-2

Women’s soccer beats Humboldt State 3-2

Kenta Mcafee

September 27, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team went into its first conference game on Sept. 25 against the Humboldt State Jacks, hoping to extend its three-game winning streak. The 'Cats were victorious, winning 3-2.Chico State had a slight offensive advantage in the first half, taking five shots compared to the Jack...

Chico beats Holy Names 2-1 in men’s soccer home opener

Chico beats Holy Names 2-1 in men’s soccer home opener

Julie Ortega

September 22, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team defeated Holy Names University in its home opener, 2-1. Both goals came from junior forward, Omar Nuno. The Wildcats had a slow start in the first half. The first goal of the game came from Holy Names University during the 38th minute when Ignacio Alvarez, senior midfi...

Chico State men’s soccer wins 2-1 in overtime over Dominican University

Julie Ortega

September 18, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State Wildcats won their first game of the season against Dominican University last Saturday. After the game went into overtime, Carter Johnson, sophomore midfielder, scored the winning goal. Starting the game in goal for the Wildcats was first-year Andrew Matthews, while sophomore Triston M...

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Julie Ortega

September 8, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State Men’s Soccer had a slow start in game two of the season against Saint Martin’s University Men’s Soccer. The Wildcats took a tough loss with the final score, 2-3. This makes it their second loss in a row. First HalfWith 6 minutes and 37 seconds into the game Saint Martin̵...

Hurlow aims to set new goal record

Hurlow aims to set new goal record

Carlos Islas

September 5, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After leading the Chico State men’s soccer team in goals and points scored last season, senior forward Matt Hurlow hopes to pick up where he left off.Heading into his last season with the Wildcats, Hurlow's focus and drive has not withered. He's now even more focused and hungrier for wins than eve...

Q&A: Staying in focus while in action

Q&A: Staying in focus while in action

Julie Ortega

February 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

Distractions are everywhere: school, work, home, games and most certainly in sports. The Orion asked a few Chico State athletes questions about how they deal with distractions. Johnny Sanchez — Year: Senior, Major: Kinesiology, Sport: Track and Field So as an athlete how do you deal with distracti...

Men’s soccer team ends season with 2-2 tie

Men’s soccer team ends season with 2-2 tie

Emerson Keenan

October 31, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[box]Chico State 2, Cal State San Bernardino 2 (OT)Goals: 1 - Matt Hurlow (sixth of season); 1 - Carter Johnson (fourth of season)Assists: 2 - Justin Saul (fifth of season) [/box]The Chico State men's soccer team ended its season on Thursday with a 2-2 overtime tie to Cal State San Bernardino in Chico. With the loss, the team fel...

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