The Orion

Chico Athletes fight against bad calls

First-year goalkeeper Caityln Duval struggles to get up after being knocked down with first-year forward Sarah Yang. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016

A missed foul or bad call can severely alter the outcome of a game and can rob athletes of their hours of practice and training.Even in a fair game, it's impossible not to see the occasional flop or complaint. Athletes on the field or court are guaranteed to argue with a referee during the questiona...

Women’s soccer team strives for win

The women's soccer team charges off the field following a win. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Cydney Nance

October 17, 2016

Only two figures stand out to the Chico State women's soccer team: six and 10. The team suffered six consecutive losses after starting its conference, despite having an undefeated preseason. The lack of success has stumped the team's leaders, including senior midfielder Emily Shleppey. “Honestly,...

NCAA foggy on concussion policies

First-year goalkeeper Caylin Stanley is brought to the ground after attempting to clear the goal. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

October 13, 2016

Editor’s note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of athletics concerning programs at Chico State. Concussions aren't limited to football, and they don't usually stop at one. Athletes are 41 percent more likely to have another concussion after their first, according to a study done by Cedarv...

Patel propels women’s soccer to a win

Pooja Patel dribbles the ball away from a defender during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016

Chico State was able to snag a last minute 2-1 win Oct. 9 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros.The Toros were able to play a strong defense and keep the 'Cats on their toes during the first half. Dominguez Hills gained early control of the ball and attempted the first shot of the game in the op...

Coyotes continue ‘Cats losing streak

Sophomore Carlie Reader fights for the ball during the 'Cats home game against Cal State San Bernardino. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

October 1, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on Cal State San Bernardino on the 'Cats home field on Sept. 30 and lost 1-3.The loss gives the 'Cats a season record of 4-5-1 and is the fifth consecutive loss for Chico State. The 'Cats remain without a win in their conference, with a 0-5 record.The Coyotes took an ...

Women’s soccer team searches for a win

First-year goalkeeper Caitlyn Duval watches her team during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

September 25, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Sept. 24, and lost 0-1.The loss brings the 'Cats losing streak to three, and their overall record to 4-3-1. Chico State went undefeated in their preseason, but have yet to pick up a win since the start of their conferenc...

Chico athletes endure the peaks and valleys

Junior forward Pooja patel is greeted by her teammates as she takes the field. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 23, 2016

After facing a hard-earned victory or a devastating loss, Chico State athletes are left to deal with the emotions on and off the field.Members of each athletic team have their own ways to celebrate and cope, from special breakfasts with their team to isolating themselves entirely.Women's soccerJunior forwar...

Women’s soccer team struggles in CCAA opener

First-year forward Sarah Yang attempts a slide tackle during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 23, 2016

After an undefeated preseason, the women's soccer team has struggled in the CCAA with a 0-2 record.Last season, the team went 8-3-1 during their league play and started out the year with a worse preseason record.Part of the current losing streak is the 'Cats extended road trip, as they have their first...

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Chico State women's soccer charges onto the field during their first home game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 19, 2016

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 soccer team on a streak

Chico State's Brianna Tovani battles for control of the ball Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on The Academy of Art Urban Knights on Sept. 11 on the 'Cats home field, and won 5-0. The win increases Chico State's streak to three, and their season record to 4-0-1. Along with snagging the win, Chico State managed to keep their opponent shot less for the s...

Women’s soccer team succeeds despite struggles

Pooja Patel keeps control of the ball during the 'Cats practice. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas

Jordan Jarrell

September 9, 2016

Chico State women’s soccer found success early in their season, with a strong defense and aggressive offense paving the way for their triumph. The team had a promising preseason, with one win and one tie, and have continued stride as they hold a 2-0-1 overall record early in the season. Head ...

Four minute goal for the win

Senior Forward Carlie Reader peruses the ball. Photo credit: Gabriel Moreno

Gabriel Moreno

September 8, 2016

Chico State scored a goal with four minutes remaining and propelled themselves to a 1-0 win over the Seattle Pacific Falcons on Sept. 7. The win brought the 'Cats overall record to 2-0-1 for the season.Senior forward Shelby Lanksbury scored the winning goal of the game. It was her first of the seaso...

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