Local Digest: Stanislaus puts up fight in loss

September 28, 2013 

TURLOCK — The Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team extended 20th-ranked Cal State San Bernardino to four sets before the Warriors were beaten Saturday night in California Collegiate Athletic Association action at Fitzpatrick Arena.

The Warriors (4-9, 1-4) fell 25-21, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 despite 13 kills, a career-high 16 digs and three aces by Jocelyn Cervantes. She recorded four of her kills during Stanislaus' single win. Libero Sarah Crowl picked up eight of her match-best 20 digs during the third set.

San Bernardino (9-4, 5-0) won its sixth straight.

Women's Cross Country

• BOTH IN TOP 20 — Stanislaus runners Dallas Campbell and Marina Vordebruegge both placed in the top 20 among non-Division 1 runners at the Stanford Invitational.

Campbell covered the 6-kilometer course in 22:47 to place 41st, followed by Vordebruegge in 55th at 23:08. Vordebruegge's time is a personal best for cross country.

Stanislaus finished fourth in the Division II team standings. Katie Timmermans was the third Warrior to finish at 24:07 and Sarah Miranda was next at 24:38.

Men's Cross Country

• WARRIORS 12TH — Alex Villaescusa topped the Warriors and led them to a 12th-place finish at the Stanford Invitational. Villaescusa's time of 26:17 placed him 21st in the non-Division 1 standings. His time was just five seconds off his 8-kilometer personal best.

Freshman Michael Mrgudic (27:27) led the pack of four Warriors that trailed Villaescusa.


• PIRATES 5TH — Modesto Junior College's Travis Smith captured the heavyweight title at the fourth Golden Eagle Invitational, a 10-team tournament staged by West Hills in Lemoore. Smith went 3-0 before taking the title via forfeit in the final.

Ryan Mackey lost in the finals at 197, Luis Quintero (157) and Luke Brewer (197) placed third, and Giovanni Murillo (149) and Jesse McDaniel (184) were fourth. Latrell Benjamin finished sixth at 157.

MJC was 10th in the team standings.


• BLUE DEVILS FALL — Merced yielded 368 passing yards and was beaten at Feather River 41-28. Travis Middleton answered with a pair of touchdown passes, and Leon Miles and Trunel McMillon also scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils (1-3). Max Grigio caught seven passes for 102 yards for Merced. Feather River improved to 2-2.LOCAL COLLEGES

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