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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...

Soccer assists time of transition, life

By Stacie Guevara, Advocate Staff

September 25, 2019

Sindy Mendoza is not your average soccer player. Looking tough to win a game, being a good team player and loving the sport contributes to her soccer her persona. She also loves reading, finishing about two books every week, and she values having an openness to everyone. “I love meeting new...

Comets gashed in loss

Comets gashed in loss

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

A season that began with optimism because of a young coaching staff and a new group of players is beginning to lose its luster afforded by a fresh start. The Comets (0-2) first game of the season ended with a 31-7 loss to Cabrillo College (1-0) Sept. 7 in Aptos. CCC’s running game struggled mightily...

Renovations start at gym

By Luis Lopez and Advocate Staff

September 18, 2019

After years of watching the north side of the campus rise from the dust of construction, the $29.5 million athletic facility renovation project has finally entered its restoration phase. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2021 and will include a renovation of the four buildings that house...

Mustangs stampede over Comets in home opener

Mustangs stampede over Comets in home opener

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

A new chapter in the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s (0-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) story did not forge the result anyone wanted as the team lost 6-0 against San Joaquin Delta College Aug. 27 at the Soccer Field. CCC was thoroughly outplayed its opening game of the season which saw...

Men’s soccer shut out in home opener

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

A new chapter in the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team’s (0-4 in the Bay Valley Conference) narrative did not forge the result anyone wanted as the team lost 6-0 against San Joaquin Delta College Aug 27 at the Soccer Field. CCC was thoroughly outplayed its opening game of the season which saw ...

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