Chico State Men’s and Women’s Soccer prepare for postseason after regular-season finale wins

Chico State Men’s and Women’s Soccer prepare for postseason after regular-season finale wins

CHICO, Calif. – Chico State Men’s Soccer’s regular-season finale was a must-win if it wanted to advance to the postseason. 

The Wildcats shut out Humboldt State 1-0, securing the sixth seed in the CCAA Tournament. 

“It’s honestly unreal, it hasn’t sunk in yet,” Sophomore Noah Ross said. “We haven’t had the best season. We knew we had a lot of young talent, we were just making young mistakes. To have a bad start to the season and still clinch just means the world right now.” 

Jacob Chong scored the lone goal in the 28th minute. That was his 7th goal of the season. 

Chico State outshot Humboldt State 8-6 in the first half. The Lumberjacks had more opportunities in the second, outshooting the Wildcats 12-7. 

Goalkeeper Luis Albarran made a diving save on a Marco Silveira penalty kick with 2:39 left to play. It was one of the sophomore’s seven saves on the afternoon. 

The Wildcats improved to 6-11 overall, 5-6 in CCAA play.

Chico State plays three seed Cal State San Bernardino in the first round on the CCAA Tournament Sunday. The Wildcats lost to the Coyotes 3-0 earlier this season. 

Chico State Women’s Basketball already had a postseason berth before its regular-season finale. The Wildcats secured the two seed with a 4-1 win over Humboldt State. 

The Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a header from leading scorer Susanna Garcia. Kylie Martinez set up the shot with a cross from 30 yards out. 

Humboldt State answered 10 minutes later. Kelsey Bess one-timed it past Goalkeeper Emma Hofmann. That’s the first goal she’s allowed in seven games. 

The score didn’t stay tied for long. 

Camille Lidster’s powerful shot from 18 yards out gave Chico State a 2-1 lead. 

Madison Parsons tacked on two goals for Chico State in the second half, to bring the lead to three goals.

The women have a first-round bye in the CCAA Tournament. They’ll play in the semifinal Friday at 4 p.m. against the winner of Sunday’s Cal State East Bay-Stanislaus State matchup.

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