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Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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...

Women’s volleyball swept by Cal State LA

Women’s volleyball swept by Cal State LA

Jason Spies

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats' great start to the 2015 season sputtered in Los Angeles as they were swept by the Golden Eagles in three sets. Sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano led Chico with 12 kills while junior setter Torey Thompson had a team high of 33 assists. Even with great play from both 'Cats, the ...

Killer ‘Cat: Sophomore hitter Mediano to have breakout season

Killer ‘Cat: Sophomore hitter Mediano to have breakout season

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

When sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano was growing up, she idolized her older cousins. Whatever they did, naturally she wanted to try. Her cousins twirled batons, so she twirled a baton. Her cousins played volleyball, so she played volleyball. However, volleyball was where Mediano found her passi...

Wildcats start season with a roar, win four straight

Wildcats start season with a roar, win four straight

Nick Reddy

September 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Playing back-to-back doubleheaders is an arduous task, especially during the first two days of the season. Cody Hein, women's volleyball head coach, and his squad were up for the challenge, racking up four wins in four games to open the 2015 season at the Route 92 Showdown in Belmont on Saturday.The ‘Cats handed ...

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Nick Reddy

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Those familiar with the NBA know how much of a disparity there is between the top tier teams and the lowly bottom feeders in the league. Some teams are vying for a championship and some are stuck on the bottom rung of the ladder. Then there are those left out of playoff contention, albeit a distinct step ...

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Nick Reddy

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The roller coaster ride known as the 2014 Chico State women’s volleyball team's season ended this past weekend. The squad was swept by the California Collegiate Athletic Association's regular season champion Sonoma State on Friday, but turned right around to claw out a five-set victory on Senior N...

Uncommon hitting style key to volleyball offense

Uncommon hitting style key to volleyball offense

Nick Reddy

October 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Year after year, as players come and go, the Chico State volleyball team’s best offensive set has remained the same. Whenever an easy-to-receive ball floats over the net, it’s a safe bet for opponents to expect the ’Cats go-to attack, the “slide.” The bang-bang play involves a quick ba...

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