The Orion

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...

Women’s soccer team strives for win

The women's soccer team charges off the field following a win. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Cydney Nance

October 17, 2016

Only two figures stand out to the Chico State women's soccer team: six and 10. The team suffered six consecutive losses after starting its conference, despite having an undefeated preseason. The lack of success has stumped the team's leaders, including senior midfielder Emily Shleppey. “Honestly,...

Real athletes wear pink

Javone Bradford shows his support during breast cancer awareness month by wearing pink on campus. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

Patel propels women’s soccer to a win

Pooja Patel dribbles the ball away from a defender during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016

Chico State was able to snag a last minute 2-1 win Oct. 9 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros.The Toros were able to play a strong defense and keep the 'Cats on their toes during the first half. Dominguez Hills gained early control of the ball and attempted the first shot of the game in the op...

Women’s soccer team can’t break the streak

First-year forward Abbie Jones battles for the ball as first-year goalkeeper Caylin Stanley rushes to assist. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

October 2, 2016

The women's soccer team faced the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Oct. 2, on the 'Cats home field and lost 1-2.The loss brings the 'Cats overall record to 4-6-1, and their conference record to 0-6. Chico State has lost six consecutive games since starting their conference matches but had a four-game win strea...

Chico athletes endure the peaks and valleys

Junior forward Pooja patel is greeted by her teammates as she takes the field. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 23, 2016

After facing a hard-earned victory or a devastating loss, Chico State athletes are left to deal with the emotions on and off the field.Members of each athletic team have their own ways to celebrate and cope, from special breakfasts with their team to isolating themselves entirely.Women's soccerJunior forwar...

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Chico State women's soccer charges onto the field during their first home game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 19, 2016

Sept. 16 marks the first day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association series for most of the teams at Chico State. Athletes are able to get their feet wet during the preseason games and through their insight, they can determine if they feel prepared for CCAA contention.Men's Soccer teamThe men...

‘Cats lose first game of CCAA

Chico State sophomore defender Korie Bozart dribbles the ball away from an opponent during the 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

September 17, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on the San Francisco Gators and lost on the Gators' home field on Sept. 16, in the first game of CCAA.The loss breaks the unbeaten streak they earned in the preseason and brings their overall record to 4-1-1.Chico State took an early lead in the game as sophomor...

Women’s soccer team succeeds despite struggles

Pooja Patel keeps control of the ball during the 'Cats practice. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Jordan Jarrell

September 9, 2016

Chico State women’s soccer found success early in their season, with a strong defense and aggressive offense paving the way for their triumph. The team had a promising preseason, with one win and one tie, and have continued stride as they hold a 2-0-1 overall record early in the season. Head ...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Patel, Dias lead women’s soccer team to victory

Jason Spies

October 21, 2015

When you think of the great duos in sports, most of them come from basketball or football. But the Chico State women's soccer team has found its own dynamic duo: junior midfielder Lindsey Dias and sophomore forward Pooja Patel. The chemistry they have built together shows in the success of the women&...

Women’s soccer team beats Cal State Stanislaus 2-1

Katie Brown, junior midfielder, looks to advance the ball. Photo credit: John Domogma

Carlos Islas

October 10, 2015

In a thrilling game that required overtime to decide the winner, the Chico State women’s soccer team defeated Cal State Stanislaus 2-1 at home on Oct. 4.The win improves the Wildcats' season record to 7-2-1 and improves their conference record to 3-1-0.First half: The game was tightly contested un...

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