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Defensive resurgence fuels lineup as games approach

Defensive resurgence fuels  lineup as games approach

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Another year marks a new season for CCC’s men’s basketball team as the new players are learning to play together and establishing a team identity. “This season, we have a lot of young players, transfer guys and some first year sophomores. It’s just about finding out what our identity is, wha...

Comets fall to bulldogs in lackluster performance

By Robert Clinton, Sports Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Nearly one month removed from the field, the football team returned to action at the College of San Mateo and suffered its worst loss of the season. Under clear skies, the Comets fell 57-6 to the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon. Following an Oct.7 bye week and the postponement of play due to unhealthy air qual...

Comets lone victory ends skid, shows improvement

Comets lone victory ends skid, shows improvement

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

The volleyball team (4-11 overall and 2-8 in the Bay Valley Conference) played three conference games in as many days with a win against College of Alameda (3-7 BVC, 3-14 overall) but then dropping two straight to Mendocino College (3-5 BVC, 3-11-1 overall) and College of Marin (6-2 BVC, 10-7 overal...

Team sinks Mariners in rout

Team sinks Mariners in rout

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

KENTFIELD — Following a tie game against Merritt College and almost two weeks of canceled games due to poor air quality, an eager Comets’ team (3-0-1 in Bay Valley Conference, 3-5-5 overall) dominated the College of Marin here, beating them 5-1 last Friday. Comets’ soccer coach Nikki Ferguson t...

Fundraiser to support refuge, aid hunger

By Ryan Geller, Advocate Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Contra Costa College volleyball team and the men’s basketball team will be helping with Richmond’s Harmony Walk fundraiser on Saturday to support local hunger and homelessness programs. Funds generated from the event will go to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP), which manages the ...

Dedication, positive attitude brings vitality to young team

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spotlight

When a sport is a part of your life from an early age, you tend to keep that sport close to heart. For Contra Costa College midfielder Andrea Vasquez, the freshman has re-encountered the sport she grew up with — soccer. Women’s soccer coach Manish Doshi said, “This is the first year, since I’ve been...

Qualifying blunder raises questions

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

After a disgraceful loss to Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup qualifying tournament, the United States men’s national soccer team has been exiled from participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The last time the USMNT was left out of a World Cup was in 1986, when Mexico hosted the event. Now...

Team loses third straight, fails to secure win

By Xavier Johnson, Scene Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

Failing to end their losing streak, the Comets (3-9 overall and 1-6 in the Bay Valley Conference) lost in three sets to second place Los Medanos College (12-6 overall and 7-1 in the BVC) to extend their losing streak to three games in an away contest on Oct. 11. Contra Costa College was outplayed in...

Gritty comeback leads to draw

Gritty comeback leads to draw

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

In yet another high scoring game, the Contra Costa College men’s soccer team tied at home against Merritt College (3-7-2 overall, 0-0-2 in the Bay Valley Conference) at three goals-a-piece on Friday. After letting the Thunderbirds take a 2-0 lead early in the game, Comet forward Eduardo De Loa Jr. scor...

Volleyball team falls in rout

Volleyball team falls in rout

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

Contra Costa College’s women’s volleyball team proved to be no match against Solano Community College’s (9-1 overall and 7-0 in the Bay Valley Conference) fastpaced style of play, which resulted in the Comets losing in three straight sets Friday night in the Gymnasium. “We needed to stop overthinking and play o...

Team returns, lacks communication

Team returns, lacks communication

By Mayra Garcia, Art Director

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The woman’s soccer team (0-1-0) played its first game of the season Friday against  Mendocino College (2-4-2), losing 4-1 on the Soccer Field. Within the first four minutes of the game a direct shot tested the waters for Comet goalie Yajaira Celso, as she saved the first of many Mendocino shots. CC...

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