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Small team suffers sixth BVC loss

Comet forward Raquel Alvarez (left) dribbles up the right side of the field as Yuba left back Priscilla Gonzalez 
tackles her
at the Soccer Field 
Friday.

By Denis Perez, Creative Director

October 23, 2019

Going into the second half of Friday’s contest on the Soccer Field, the Comet women’s soccer team trailed Yuba College 4-0. Despite an increase in its overall effort, the team was unable to climb into contention on the pitch and lost the game 4-1. The Comets are winless, playing with 11 players...

Squad loses 43-6 to Dons

By Luis Cortes, Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

The high of the previous week’s 24-16 win over San Jose City College ended abruptly as the Comet football team (2-5 overall and 1-1 in the Pacific 7 Conference) suffered a 43-6 loss to first place De Anza College (4-2 overall, 3-0 in the Pac-7) Saturday in Cupertino. Contra Costa College began the...

Defense forces turnovers, offense fails to capitalize

 Comet  defensive
back Dayvonne Greenwood (left) flicks the ball from Merced College running back Daniel Davis
(right) who fumbles the ball during the third quarter of the Blue Devils 21-2 win over Contra Costa College at Comet Stadium on Saturday.

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

Krystle Mendoza (center) emphasizes the need of internships in order to build a resumé to Contra Costa Community College District students during a forum at Fireside Hall in 2017.

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

The National Football League has a history of misbehaving players being shielded from legal prosecution.

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

Comet wide reciever Dominique Latham catches a pass for a first quarter touchdown during Contra Cota College's 35-33 win against College of the Redwoods at Comet Stadium in San Pablo, California on  on Sept. 5.

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

Comet freshman libero Jamie Tianero plays for a Comet team coached by her mother, Christy Tianero, after earning Tri-County Athletic League second team all-league honors in high school.

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

Defender Abigail Plascencia (left) shoots for goal as a Merritt College player bumps her during the Comets’ home opener on Friday on the Soccer Field.

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

Comet midfielder Victor Rodriguez tackles a De Anza College midfielder during Contra Costa College’s 2-0 loss on Friday on the Soccer Field.

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

Comet sophomore Elijah Musah Paul-Gindiri is a starting striker for the men’s team.

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...

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