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Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Volleyball team trains to set, spike during offseason

Angelo Boscacci

February 17, 2014


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The Wildcats volleyball team is going through their offseason practices and workouts until the season starts in September, because getting better and staying strong are the keys to success. Anuhea Kaiaokamalie is a defensive specialist and outside hitter for the team. “We really need to focus on what we struggled wit...

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 ...

Freshman volleyball player sets up Wildcats for success

Freshman volleyball player sets up Wildcats for success

Jordyn Provence

October 29, 2013


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Team player, hard worker, competitive drive, natural leader and amazing athlete are just a few words Torey Thompson’s teammates have used to describe the true freshman setter from Newport Beach, Calif. Senior Molly Ratto had nothing but positive things to say about Thompson’s role as the newest Wildcat setter. “Torey is a huge asset to us be...

‘Cats bounce back

benjamin marquez

October 20, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball team bounced back and defeated Humboldt State Saturday in four games (25-18, 24-26, 25-20, 25-14). In the first game, the Wildcats set the tone early and took the game 25-18. The Lumberjacks took the second game in extra play, fending off the 'Cats 26-24. The match w...

Volleyball team loses tough road game

benjamin marquez

October 18, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball team lost to Cal Poly Pomona Thursday in four games (21-25, 18-25, 25-20, 17-25). In the first game, the Wildcats came out slow and the Broncos took the game 25-21. During the second, the 'Cats were down 17-16 until the Broncos went on a 8-2 run to go up two sets 25...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State Dominguez Hills

Sergio Sanchez

October 13, 2013


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The Chico State women’s volleyball team ended the weekend with a sweep over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros Saturday with a score of 25-11, 25-17 and 25-18. The opening game was back and forth, with neither team able to run away with it. The score was tied 6-6 when the ’Cats found thei...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps San Francisco State

benjamin marquez

October 4, 2013


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After two tough losses last week, the Chico State women's volleyball team swept San Francisco State Friday in three games (25-16, 25-15, 25-18). In the first game, the Wildcats started off slow and were down 8-2 but rallied back to win the game 25-16. To start the second, the 'Cats reversed their slow ...

Women’s volleyball loses tough match

benjamin marquez

September 28, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball team suffered its first conference loss of the season Friday against Cal State San Bernardino, three to one (18-25, 25-20, 19-25, 23-25). The leaders for the 'Cats were juniors Ellie Larronde and Lindsay Quigley, recording 15 and 13 kills respectively. Also, freshman To...

Wildcats win in dramatic fashion

benjamin marquez

September 21, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball team went five sets deep Friday, defeating Cal State Monterey Bay three sets to two (25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 20-25, 15-11). A trio of Wildcats led the charge, with 18 kills a piece from junior Ellie Larronde, sophomore Hannah Wilkins and junior Lindsay Quigley. In the first set, both teams played w...

Volleyball team wins first home game

Volleyball team wins first home game

Ben Marquez

September 18, 2013


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The Chico State women's volleyball won its first home game of the season Wednesday, beating Cal State Stanislaus three sets to one in front of a rowdy crowd. The Wildcats had great play from junior outside hitter Ellie Larronde, who recorded 17 kills and 14 digs. Freshman setter Torey Thompson had a game high 4...

Volleyball splits games at tournament

Volleyball splits games at tournament

Ben Marquez

September 15, 2013


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In the final day of the Seawolf Spike Tournament on Saturday, the Chico State women’s volleyball team finished 1-1, beating Dominican University of California 3-1 and losing to Hawaii Pacific 0-3. Junior outside hitter Ellie Larronde continued her great success this tournament, adding 21 kills and 19 digs in the first game. The Wildcats t...

Wildcats head to Hawaii, hope for encouraging start to regular season

Wildcats head to Hawaii, hope for encouraging start to regular season

Megan Asel

September 7, 2013


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After practicing intensely for a few weeks, the Chico State women’s volleyball team is prepped for the start of the regular season. The 2013 season starts off Thursday with a trip to the Hawaii Invitational in Honolulu. The Wildcats have been preparing for a great season and started practicing a week before school. Their ...

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