Chico State women’s football coach Kim Sutton became the fifth NCAA Division II women’s coach to earn her 250th career victory on Friday as the Wildcats (5-1-1, 1-0 California Collegiate Athletic Association) won 2-1 in the home spotlight against Cal San Bernardino State.
“Our coach has gone above and beyond for us, so just being able to give him that 250th win makes the night even more meaningful,” Chico State captain Susanna Garcia said ahead of Friday’s game.
Sutton became the 32nd NCAA Division II coach to reach the milestone and the 20th active coach.
Just one minute and 18 seconds into the first half of Friday’s game, Camille Lidster scored her second goal of the season on a header from a free kick.
In the 23rd minute, Emily Billena scored her third goal of the season which slipped through the San Bernardino keeper and found the left side of the net.
The Coyotes scored once in the second half, but the Wildcats’ defense held up. First-year goaltender Emma Hofmann made five saves in goal for Chico State.
Chico State will next play at 2 p.m. Sunday at home against Cal State San Marcos.
Modesto Junior College 2, Butte 0: The Butte College women’s soccer team lost 2-0 at Modesto on Friday afternoon. The Roadrunners have allowed two goals in the first half, as they have fallen to 4-4-1 this season.
The Roadrunners, who are 1-0 in the Golden Valley Conference game, will return to conference action at 4 p.m. Tuesday when they play in Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe (3-4-1) is undefeated in the GVC game at 2-0.
College Men’s Football
State of Cal San Bernardino 3, State of Chico 0: Chico State lost at home in its CCAA opener on Friday.
The Wildcats were injured by two penalty goals by the Coyotes, one in each half.
First-year forward Josh Smith led Chico State with two shots, and goaltender Luis Albarran made four saves.
Chico State (1-6, 0-1 CCAA) will next play at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at home against Cal State San Marcos.
State of Cal San Marcos 3, State of Chico 1: Chico State fell in four sets on the road on Friday.
Makaela Keeve led the Wildcats in kills with 14 kills and Kelley Jacome added 12. Jane Mcnulty had three aces, the top of the team, and Brooke Ono led with 39 assists. Lizzie Wilson had four blocks for Chico State, Keeve adding three.
In defense, Kennedy Greenwood led with 12 digs and Ali Collins added 11.
Chico State (5-8, 1-4 CCAA) will next play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cal State East Bay in Hayward.
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