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Comets extend goal drought

Comets extend goal drought

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hartnell College scored an early goal when a corner kick produced the blueprint for the rest of the game against the Comet’s on Sept. 17 at the Soccer Field. Within the first minute of the play, the Panther’s forward Saihra Zamandio scored the goal that functioned as the catalyst for Contra Costa...

Comets struggle to find offensive groove in preseason

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014
Filed under Sports

Searching for a stable offensive attack continues for Contra Costa College as they drop another game, losing 4-0 against Monterey Peninsula College’s women’s soccer team on Sept. 15 at the Soccer Field. With preseason effectively in its twilight stage, the Comet five-game scoring drought is the...

Comets snatch draw in final minutes

Comets snatch draw in final minutes

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 18, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Contra Costa College (2-3-1) defensively dominant, but a sloppy play led to allowing a goal in a 1-1 tie against American River College (0-4-2) Sept. 16 at the Soccer Field. Comet goalie Jose Ayala noticed mental lapses in the CCC defensive front. He pointed out gaps, barked orders and designated...

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Striking first meant nothing as the Comets  had no answer for the offensive onslaught West Hills College-Coalinga inflicted during its 50-21 route of Contra Costa College in Comet Stadium Saturday. The contest was, for all intents and purposes, decided before the first half ended. But, the preseason...

Falcons humble football squad

Falcons humble football squad

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Comets struggled to contest the offense of West Hills College-Coalinga (2-0) during a 50-21 loss at Comet Stadium on Saturday. Contra Costa College (1-1) elected to kick after winning the coin toss. The defense promptly got the ball back for starting quarterback Emmanuell Williams and the Comet...

Chabot defeats Comets

Chabot defeats Comets

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Sports

HAYWARD — The Chabot College volleyball team used size to sweep the Comets during its match Sept. 10 at Chabot. The Contra Costa College (2-3 overall) volleyball team’s six-player roster left it without any reserves for substitutions. CCC setter Richelle Ledesma said, “It was hard without...

Comets still unable to find offensive rhythm

Comets still unable to find offensive rhythm

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 13, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three Renegades’ goals in the first 10 minutes of play earned the Comets their fifth loss in a row on Friday at the Soccer Field. Contra Costa College (0-5) lost its past three games by a 5-0 deficit as complacency plagued the women’s soccer team at the outset of every game played. The Renegades...

Men’s soccer team holds onto 2-1 lead

Men’s soccer team holds onto 2-1 lead

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 13, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Blankets of fog buried the field at Skyline College, as the Comets emerged victorious from a final, desperate 15-minute Trojan barrage yesterday at 3 p.m. Despite ceding a penalty kick at 25 minutes into the second half. The Comet backline held the score at 2-1 as the Trojans’ savage offensive pressure...

Women’s soccer squad continues losing streak

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer
September 12, 2014
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The women’s soccer team drove 50 minutes to Skyline College in an unsuccessful attempt at earning its first preseason win after losing 5-0 on Sept. 9. The search for the Contra Costa College’s (0-4 overall)  first win continues after they entered the match with just enough players to make this a...

Comets blow out Seahawks in first game

Comets blow out Seahawks in first game

By Jose Jimenez, Sports Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports

APTOS — Two costly special teams mistakes kept the Contra Costa College football team from starting the season with a shutout as the Comets opened the year with a 36-14 victory against Cabrillo College here Saturday. “We came out real slow and we should’ve just jumped on them,” Comet defensive...

Squad dominates Laney Tournament

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer
September 9, 2014
Filed under Sports

The Comets won both games to go undefeated in a volleyball tournament held at Laney College on Friday. Contra Costa College (2-2 overall) beat San Jose City College and the College of the Redwoods by winning every set in both contests. After beginning the season with two losses, CCC was able to bounce...

Comets train with ‘new slate’ before conference

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2014
Filed under Sports

With only three players returning from last season, the Comets must prepare to head into the start of the 2014 season with an unfamiliar roster and a new coach. Former women’s soccer coach Nikki Ferguson has the opportunity to start fresh this season and build a different style of play since becomi...

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