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Streak snapped with home win

Streak snapped with home win

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
September 28, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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-...

Giants thwart Comet comeback attempt, expose defensive middle

Giants thwart Comet comeback attempt, expose defensive middle

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 6, 2016
Filed under Sports

Visalia —Temperatures soared above double digits all week but dipped to a balmy 91 degrees Saturday as the Comet football team launched into the National Bay 6 conference with an offensive barrage, narrowly missing its mark, losing to the College of the Sequoias 55-47. After climbing back from a double digit defi...

Coaching hire revives program

Coaching hire revives program

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports, Spotlight

After an abysmal showing in its previous two seasons, netting just one win in 2014 and forfeiting the entire season after one game in 2015, the women’s soccer team has plotted a fresh course starting with newly hired coach Brittany Castillo. After former coach Amanda Beckenhauer walked away from her co...

‘Rebuilding’ team embraces season of change

‘Rebuilding’ team embraces season of change

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor
September 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

The upcoming season for the Contra Costa College women’s volleyball team marks the beginning of a time for change. Last year the Comets had a winless 0-16 Bay Valley Conference season. The team was unable to win a single set last year, losing every game 0-3. Former assistant coach Christy Tianer...

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