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Eagles down Comets in conference opener

Eagles down Comets in conference opener

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 6
Filed under Sports

Despite dominating in possession and shots, the Comets failed to snap a five-game losing streak or match Mendocino College’s efficiency in front of goal during a 2-1 loss at the Soccer Field on Friday. Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s slow start in a fast-paced game let the Eagles smuggle a...

MLS salaries impede student athletes’ dreams

MLS salaries impede student athletes’ dreams

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
October 6
Filed under Sports

A student athlete’s dream is playing his or her respective sport at a professional level to make their American dream real. Unfortunately, soccer players trying to make a living off of their talent in Major League Soccer (MLS) likely will not be getting the big bucks they dream of. Out of more tha...

Offensive effort saves win streak

Offensive effort saves win streak

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Sports

The volleyball team took a step forward Wednesday night, winning 3-0 against Laney College (0-3 overall and 0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference)  while extending its undefeated run in the Gymnasium. The Comets got off to a bad start this season after losing their first four games but managed to win bot...

Streak snapped with home win

Streak snapped with home win

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
September 28
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The football team put an end to its three-game losing streak, winning by one touchdown, 42-34, against Modesto Junior College (1-3) Saturday at Comet Stadium. During the national anthem, many of the Comet players chose to kneel or sit as a sign of solidarity with national protests symbolizing the ne...

Team folds despite hope, goals

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 28
Filed under Campus Beat, Sports

Despite contrary reports that the women’s soccer team was on the path to resurgence after purging its former coaching staff and injecting Brittany Castillo into the vacancy, surprisingly, the 2016 season has also been scrubbed due to substandard participation. Before the season started, Castillo, had an ...

Comets rue loss, lack of ‘physicality’

Comets rue loss, lack of ‘physicality’

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 28
Filed under Sports

One goal in a shutout loss against Lassen College sealed the Comet’s fourth consecutive defeat in non-conference play against some of the top 20 men’s soccer teams in Northern California. Contra Costa College (4-6-1 overall) lost 1-0 after ceding a penalty kick against the Cougars (5-0-3 overall,...

Comets continue losing streak at home

Comets continue losing streak at home

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
September 25
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The men’s soccer team (4-4-1) lost its second consecutive game 2-1 Tuesday at home against City College of San Francisco (3-2). Contra Costa College allowed two goals in the first six minutes of the game, both goals were scored by Rams freshman forward Tobi Oladapo. “We were caught sleeping the...

Squad drops first three games

Squad drops first three games

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 21
Filed under Showcase, Sports

ROCKLIN — After coming out flat and earning more yards in penalties (102 yards) than in the passing game (95 yards), the Comet football team finds itself resting in the basement of the Bay 6 Conference after a 35-20 loss to Sierra College here Saturday. So far this season Contra Costa College (0-3...

Winless road trip sets back Comets

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
September 21
Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team finished its road trip winless after a 2-2 tie at Butte College on Sept. 13, followed by a 3-1 loss on Friday at Las Positas College. “At the end of the day, if you don’t score you won’t get results. It is simple as that,” Contra Costa College men’s soccer coach Nikki...

Penalties doom Comets in home opener

Penalties doom Comets in home opener

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
September 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The football team (0-2) continued its gloomy start to the season after suffering its second straight loss to Sacramento City College (2-0) in its home opener Saturday in Comet Stadium. The Comets fell to the Panthers 17-14. It was the first time the team has lost back-to-back games since its days in the Bay V...

Comets shut out Trojans, extend positive record

Comets shut out Trojans, extend positive record

By Efrain Valdez, Staff writer
September 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports

SAN BRUNO — The men’s soccer team (4-2) is starting to find good form after a tough 2-0 win against Skyline College (0-2-1) in San Bruno on Friday. After a its first home game of the season Contra Costa College was back on the road, but unlike the match against Santa Rosa Junior College the tea...

Comets rout Pirates in home opener

Comets rout Pirates in home opener

By Efrain Valdez, Advocate Staff
September 8
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After an uncertain start to the season on the road, the 2015 men’s soccer Bay Valley Conference champions beat Modesto Junior College 3-1 at the Soccer Field in its home opener on Sept. 6. This result came as a  surprise for Contra Costa College (3-2 overall) because in its non-conference game against the Pirates (0-1-...

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