FRESNO Fresno City's goal in the final minute Tuesday cost the Modesto Junior College men's soccer team its first loss of the season, a 2-1 setback for the state's No. 2-ranked Pirates (8-1-2).
Francisco Chavez notched his 14th goal, tied for best in the state, off a pass from Alex Moscaira for MJC. Edgar Martinez accounted for seven saves. Fresno improved to 8-4-1.
MJC Women's Golf
STILL ON TOP Arleen Xayasone overcame brisk wind to fire an 83 at Sacramento's Bartley Cavanaugh as the Pirates won their sixth of nine Big 8 Conference tournaments.
Xayasone placed third individually as MJC built its lead over runner-up Sierra to eight points with three tournaments left. Ariel Walsh posted an 87 and Angela Nuccio and Jordan Garcia both had 87.
MJC Women's Soccer
IMPORTANT WIN The Pirates jumped back into contention in the Big 8 race with a much-needed 2-0 win at Sierra, the state's 4th-ranked team.
Modesto took charge early in the game when Brianna Ruiz finished off a cross from Danielle Nava. Marissa Rouse's goal, set up by Selena Da Silva's header, clinched it with eight minutes left. Ashley Almeida had six saves for the Pirates.