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Defense forces turnovers, offense fails to capitalize

Defense forces turnovers, offense fails to capitalize

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

The football team (1-4 overall, 1-0 in the Pacific 7 conference) faced off against Merced College (3-2 overall, 1-0 in the Golden Coast Conference) Saturday at Comet Stadium and the Blue Devils escaped with a 21-2 win. CCC had multiple opportunities to score more points but weren’t helped by multiple...

Uninitiated team loses to division leader

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

After showing signs of offensive progress in prior contests, the women’s soccer team lost its third consecutive game in a 10-0 onslaught delivered by Los Medanos College Oct. 4 at the Soccer Field. The Comets (0-3 in the Bay Valley Conference) were not able to match the Mustang’s agility as Los...

Defensive flaws exposed in nailbiting BVC defeat

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 9, 2019

The men’s soccer team (1-10 overall, 1-1 in the Bay Valley Conference) continued its slow crawl toward the win column with a nail-biting 3-2 loss Oct. 1 against Yuba College in Marysville. After beginning conference play with a victory, CCC looked to follow up its first win with another victory...

Workshop opens opportunities for medical students

Workshop opens opportunities for medical students

By Stacie Guevara, Advocate Staff

October 2, 2019

In order to help nursing students continue their academic careers and fulfill their goals in the nursing field, the Career/Transfer Center held its annual Nursing Networks Series, an event exposing nursing students to four-year universities’ nursing programs that they can transfer into. The event...

NFL has issues disciplining it’s players

NFL has issues disciplining it’s players

By Luis Lopez, Advocate Staff

October 2, 2019

There is no doubt the National Football League will do whatever it takes to protect the reputation of “The Shield,” especially from anyone looking to shine light on its many blemishes. But lately, it’s been the players causing issues that have shined light on the league’s lack of disciplinary...

Gritty game delivers first win of the season

Gritty game delivers first win of the season

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

The 2019-20 football season had not been kind to Contra Costa College (1-3 overall, 1-0 in the Pacific 7 Conference) with the team dropping its first three games of the season, the third a 66-7 trouncing against Reedley College on Sept. 21. However, in the team’s first conference game Saturday against...

Untapped potential

Untapped potential

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

October 2, 2019

In volleyball, a libero is expected to be the most consistent player on the court. They are usually the first point of contact and need to be able to get the ball up after a serve time and time again. When a libero isn’t on, the team typically doesn’t perform well. During Jamie Tianero’s...

Women’s soccer returns

Women’s soccer returns

By Cindy Pantoja, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

Despite its biggest offensive output in the past five seasons, the women’s soccer team (0-1) lost a 5-3 shootout to Merritt College (1-1) Friday at the Soccer Field. The Thunderbirds dominated the first half of the game and scored their first goal, by Anashea Custard, in the 30th minute. In an...

Men’s soccer drops to 0-9

Men’s soccer drops to 0-9

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

After an 0-9 start to its season, the Contra Costa College (0-9) men’s soccer team played a tough defensive game but struggled to create goal opportunities in a 2-0 home loss Friday against De Anza College. CCC returns to action Friday at home against Napa Valley College at 4 p.m. Early in the...

Striker driven by university dreams

Striker driven by university dreams

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 2, 2019

A strong work ethic and a relentlessness motor on and off the pitch drives sophomore Elijah Musah Paul-Gindiri to achieve his goal of attending and starting on a soccer team at a four-year university. His teammates and coach alike rave about his leadership and ability to persevere through anything. Paul-Gindiri...

Youthful squad drops second straight

Youthful squad drops second straight

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

September 25, 2019

The first week of the 2019 season for the volleyball team wasn’t too hot as the Comets opened their season 0-2 dropping straight sets to Yuba College on Wednesday and Solano Community College on Friday in the Pinole Middle School gymnasium. CCC (0-2 overall and 0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference)...

Despite late effort, Comets lose 2-0

Despite late effort, Comets lose 2-0

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

Despite an aggressive defensive mindset and multiple opportunities on goal, the men’s soccer team fell 2-0 to Los Positas College on Sept. 17 at the Soccer Field. Las Positas (2-3-1) coach Andy Cumbo said his team hoped to have a lot of opportunities at goal, but was not expecting Contra Costa College...

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