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Volleyball avenges previous loss

Volleyball avenges previous loss

Gabriel Moreno

October 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State volleyball team avenged their loss to the Jacks Sept. 24, with a 3-1 win on the 'Cats home court Oct. 7.The win extends the Wildcats record to 12-4, and their conference record to 6-1. Chico State has yet to suffer a loss at home and has a four-game win streak.The first set opened with ...

‘Cats break 20-year streak

‘Cats break 20-year streak

Makayla Hopkins

October 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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...

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Gabriel Moreno

September 19, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

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...

Women’s volleyball team wins first round of NCAA DII West Showcase

Women’s volleyball team wins first round of NCAA DII West Showcase

Gabriel Moreno

September 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women’s volleyball team swept the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks on Sept. 8 in the first round of the NCAA DII West Region Volleyball Showcase.The game brings the 'Cats win streak to fours and extends their overall season record to 4-1.An early service ace and a kill by ju...

Volleyball faces tough first loss of the season

Volleyball faces tough first loss of the season

Gabriel Moreno

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State's women's volleyball team started off their season by competing in the Route 92 Showdown, the team faced the Dominican University Penguins. The 'Cats had a close game against the Penguins, but lost in the final set 2-3.The first set started off with Chico State and Dominican Universit...

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Danielle Pubill

August 30, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As their time as Chico State athletes comes to a close, the seniors' lives are just beginning. With graduation in the spring, they start to set their eyes toward the future, and student athletes decide whether to make use of their degree or chase their dream and go pro.After playing almost four year...

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

There’s a piece of advice that goes something along the lines of, “Make sure that whatever you leave behind is better than how you found it.” While it's always hard to leave something behind, such as a collegiate volleyball career, not often are graduating players able to confidently proclaim that they are departing a situation better than they...

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

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

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team won three straight sets against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers to take the match on Sept. 27. The win marked the team's 13th win of the season, and fifth in CCAA conference play. Set 1 - The first set was close throughout with six ties. The teams tied at eight, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19. The 'Cats pulled ...

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After losing two games last week, the Chico State women's volleyball team rebounded to sweep the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in three sets to win their home opener and first CCAA conference match. The team improves to 9-2 on the season and are now 1-0 in CCAA play. Set 1: The game started off back and forth, unti...

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 ...

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

Julie Ortega

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball high school standout Natalia Betancourt officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Chico State in the fall of 2015. Betancourt ended her high school career with 1,624 digs. In her final season with Santiago High School in Corona she earned 398 digs and was awarded a S...

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