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Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton sets the ball during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016

The offensive barrage of senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner couldn't lead the Chico State volleyball team to the championship win over Cal State San Bernardino.The team's faced off Nov. 20 in the final round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where the Wildcats came away...

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

First-year outside hitter Bekah Boyle celebrates winning a set with her teammates. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Makayla Hopkins

November 5, 2016

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...

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Senior defensive Shannon Cotton attempts a dig during the game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

October 30, 2016

For the first time since Sept. 9 the Chico State Volleyball team failed to win a set against its opponent. The Sonoma State Seawolves walked onto the top-ranking Wildcats home court Oct. 29 with a second place ranking in their division and a five-game win streak. In three sets, the Seawolves closed...

‘Cats break 20-year streak

Tristen Thompson serves the ball in a Chico State game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Makayla Hopkins

October 2, 2016

Wildcat fans roar as Chico State women’s volleyball senior setter Torey Thompson scores the winning point from Kim Wright, in the third set making it the first time since 1995 that the Wildcats have beat Cal State San Bernardino. The win extends the Wildcats overall season record to 10-4 and the...

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

Chico State junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton serves the ball during a home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

September 26, 2016

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team suffered their first loss since starting their conference, after falling short 1-3 against the Humboldt State Jacks on Sept.24th.The loss gives Chico State an overall record of 8-4, and a conference record of 2-1. The 'Cats previously held a win streak of four, ...

Volleyball faces back-to-back losses

Chico State Women's Volleyball competing in CCAA play last season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Kenta Mcafee

September 12, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team competed in the second and third rounds of the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase on Sept. 9 but lost 0-3 in both games.The losses snap the 'Cats four-game win streak and brings their overall season record to 4-3. Chico State had not previously faced a...

Volleyball splits doubleheader

The Chico State volleyball team sets the ball during practice. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

September 3, 2016

Chico State swept the Holy Names University Hawks in the second game of their double header on Sept. 2. The 3-0 win came after losing to the Dominican University Penguins in the first round of the Route 92 Showdown. The recent win propels the 'Cats overall season record to 1-1.Chico State opened with an o...

Women’s volleyball team loses 1-3 to UC San Diego

McKenna Carroll, sophomore kinesiology major, throws the ball up to serve. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost to the UC San Diego Tritons, three sets to one, increasing its losing streak to five on Nov. 7 in Acker Gym. The loss brings the team to a conference record of 8-9 and season record of 16-11.First SetChico State was able to score the first point of the first set, but before ...

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Nick Reddy

October 18, 2015

Bouncing back from a gritty five-set defeat the previous night, the Chico State women’s volleyball team shook off a slow start to top the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in four sets on Saturday, Oct. 10.Set 1: Before many fans had taken their seats, the Wildcats found themselves behind 0-6, forcing...

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Torey Thompson is on pace to break the record for most assists. The record is currently held by her coach, Sable Villaescusa. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 10, 2015

There is a general consensus among sports fans that within sports teams, some positions are more valuable than others— especially on the offensive side.However, often times overlooked among the list of most vital roles in team athletics is the setter in volleyball. Tasked with trying to make every second con...

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Shannon Boling, senior, earns another kill in her 2015 Wildcat season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015

The first Friday home match for women’s volleyball fans ended in a disappointing fashion as the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA West Region champion, Sonoma State, dropping three straight sets by more than four points each frame.Perhaps some nervous jitters were present for the host ‘Cats in th...

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

The Chico State Wildcats beat the San Francisco Gators in five sets on Sept. 22.. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 24, 2015

It was a Tuesday night thriller for the Chico State women's volleyball team as it racked up its 11th win of the season, and third in conference play, with a 3-2 set win over the San Francisco State Gators. Set one: The first set of the match was close. Both teams were tied at six, and then again at 15. The...

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