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Men’s soccer 4-game win streak snapped

Men’s soccer 4-game win streak snapped

Jose Olivar

September 26, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team’s winning streak ended Friday night, after losing in a competitive match against Dominguez Hills. The final score of the game was 1-0, in favor of Dominguez Hills. In what turned out to be a defensive match-up, neither team was able to score a goal in the first half of the game. ...

Men’s soccer ties Seattle Pacific in OT

Men’s soccer ties Seattle Pacific in OT

Emerson Keenan

September 7, 2014


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The Chico State men's soccer played to a 1-1 overtime tie with Seattle Pacific University on Saturday. Justin Walmsley got the scoring started with a volley from Patrick Lee in the 11th minute of the game. Freshman Luke Dennison had a solid game with four saves, including a penalty play where he blocked two shots in a ...

Men’s soccer wins home, season opener

Men’s soccer wins home, season opener

Jose Olivar

September 4, 2014


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The Chico State men’s soccer team passed its first real test of the season by dominating Dominican University on Thursday night, with a final score of 3-0 in the team's season opener. The Wildcats took a commanding lead early, courtesy of a header goal by senior midfielder Akwafei Ajeakwa at 5:43 in the opening f...

Lightning stalls womens’ soccer season opener

Lightning stalls womens’ soccer season opener

Ryan Grady

September 4, 2014


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The Chico State women's soccer team opened its season in St. George, Utah on Thursday only to play to a 1-1 tie to Dixie State that was shortened by lightning.Chico State struck first 16 minutes into the game with a goal by junior forward Nicole Roberts. It came with style as she headed the ball to the left post off of a throw-in. While Ch...

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Away games challenge Chico State athletes

Sergio Sanchez

February 12, 2014


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Al Pacino gave a speech to his team in “Any Given Sunday” that resonates with every athlete hoping to beat competition in unfamiliar territory. “The margin for error is so small,” Pacino said. “I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast, and you don’t ...

Wildcat Athletics reach new highs in 2013

Greg Silvia

December 18, 2013


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Track and Field The Chico State track and field program’s season was highlighted by J Patrick Smith’s second consecutive NCAA Division II national championship in the decathlon. Smith recorded a career high score of 7,612, breaking his own personal record and the stadium record. On the women’s side, Rob...

Goalie shuts out teams, opens up record books

Goalie shuts out teams, opens up record books

Greg Silvia

October 22, 2013


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The record books need rewriting. Sam Evans, a goalkeeper for the Chico State men’s soccer team, has won more games behind the net than any other goalkeeper in school history. Evans, a native of Snoqualmie, Wash., recorded his 31st victory for the Wildcats during his shutout win against San Fr...

Wildcats win 2-0

Nicholas Woodard

October 20, 2013


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Lindsey Dias and Courtlynn Cerrito scored goals Sunday as the Chico State women’s soccer team beat Humboldt State 2-0 in Chico. The Wildcats got on the board when Dias scored 19 minutes into the first period on a combined assist from Megan Tabler and Danielle Leiva. Cerrito bolstered the lead in ...

Wildcats dominate Humboldt State

Sergio Sanchez

October 20, 2013


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The Chico State men’s soccer team won 2-0 in a dominant performance over the Humboldt State Lumberjacks Sunday. The first half was all ’Cats, as they had a total of 11 shots, compared to only one for the Lumberjacks. It wasn't until the 18th minute of the game when Chico State forward Oct...

Men’s soccer gets bittersweet tie

Greg Silvia

October 20, 2013


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The Chico State men’s soccer team gave up a late goal Friday, forcing a 1-1 tie against Sonoma State. After a scoreless first half, junior midfielder Octavio Guzman got the Wildcats on the board in the 51st minute on a corner kick from Justin Saul. The Wildcats seemed to be coasting to th...

Women’s soccer drops second straight, slump continues

Taylor Maddox

October 20, 2013


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Despite a valiant effort, the Chico State women’s soccer team fell to visiting Sonoma State Friday, 2-0. It was a homecoming of sorts for the Wildcats, who played their first game at University Soccer Stadium in two weeks. First half action saw the Wildcats struggle with the defensive presence...

Men’s soccer takes first place

Greg Silvia

October 13, 2013


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The Chico State men’s soccer team defeated No. 6 ranked UC San Diego 1-0 in overtime Sunday for the first time in eight opportunities. Sophomore Justin Walmsley scored the game-winning goal, his thirdof the year,in the 93rd minute on a header off a free kick from Justin Saul. The goal by Walmsley...

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