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Team earns conference victory

By Lorenzo Morotti, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

The men’s soccer team managed to overcome a one-goal deficit during a second half rally to win its first Bay Valley Conference game of the season at Yuba College on Friday. Contra Costa College (4-3-1 overall 1-0 in the BVC) edged the 49ers 2-1 despite ceding a first half goal off a free kick at...

Drought ends but still no wins

Drought ends but still no wins

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

A six-game scoring drought finally came to an end for the Comets (0-1 in the Bay Valley Conference, 0-8 overall), but it was not enough to thwart Solano Community College’s (1-0 in the BVC, 3-2-2 overall) potent offense en-route to an 8-1 loss Tuesday at the Soccer Field. SCC oozed confidence...

Defensive effort leads to close win

Defensive effort leads to close win

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

September 30, 2014

The football team won its second game in a row, gutting out a 27-20 win against Merced College (1-3 overall) Saturday at Comet Stadium. The Blue Devils took an early lead, scoring seven minutes into the game on a sloppy play where the Contra Costa College (3-1 overall) defender failed to get his head...

Comet coaches put on suspension

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

A Comet coach was hit this fall with a six-game suspension for the late submittal of individual player and team stats during the 2013 season. Former women’s soccer coach Nikki Ferguson, who is now the new men’s soccer coach after Rudy Zeller stepped down, was sanctioned. Ferguson was limited...

Defensive catalyst aims to leave mark

Defensive catalyst aims to leave mark

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

Teamwork and communication within the defensive backline in professional soccer is sacred. A professional team without a strong voice resonating from the defensive third of the field will struggle as the season unfolds. This rule is also true for any soccer team, even at the community college level. The...

Stable backline suppresses scoring

Stable backline suppresses scoring

By Lorenzo Morotti, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2014

A three goal brace and a stable defensive backline helped the men’s soccer squad hold Chabot College to scoring on a lone penalty kick late in the second half at the Soccer Field on Sept. 19. Contra Costa College (3-3-1 overall) ended non-conference play with a 3-1 win against the Gladiators (1-1-2...

Football squad bounces back after blowout

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

The football team redeemed itself after last week’s disappointing loss, taking a 211-mile trip to Reedley College (1-2 overall) and holding on for a 43-38 victory in a nail biter on Saturday. The offense made great strides after its previous performance, completing nine of 17 passes on third down...

49ers dominate in straight sets

49ers dominate in straight sets

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

Beginning Bay Valley Conference play, the volleyball team lost in straight sets against the Yuba College 49ers on Friday. The high-energy Comets came up short of the victory. The 49ers had their way, sweeping CCC (0-1 in the BVC). The 49ers won the sets 25-11, 25-11, and 25-17. The Comets have...

Comets extend goal drought

Comets extend goal drought

By Jason Sykes, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Hartnell College scored an early goal when a corner kick produced the blueprint for the rest of the game against the Comet’s on Sept. 17 at the Soccer Field. Within the first minute of the play, the Panther’s forward Saihra Zamandio scored the goal that functioned as the catalyst for Contra Costa...

Comets struggle to find offensive groove in preseason

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

Searching for a stable offensive attack continues for Contra Costa College as they drop another game, losing 4-0 against Monterey Peninsula College’s women’s soccer team on Sept. 15 at the Soccer Field. With preseason effectively in its twilight stage, the Comet five-game scoring drought is the...

Comets snatch draw in final minutes

Comets snatch draw in final minutes

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

Contra Costa College (2-3-1) defensively dominant, but a sloppy play led to allowing a goal in a 1-1 tie against American River College (0-4-2) Sept. 16 at the Soccer Field. Comet goalie Jose Ayala noticed mental lapses in the CCC defensive front. He pointed out gaps, barked orders and designated...

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

Coaches evaluate new quarterbacks

By Robert Clinton, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

Striking first meant nothing as the Comets  had no answer for the offensive onslaught West Hills College-Coalinga inflicted during its 50-21 route of Contra Costa College in Comet Stadium Saturday. The contest was, for all intents and purposes, decided before the first half ended. But, the preseason...

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