TURLOCK — With each weekly list of rankings, the unbeaten Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team breaks new ground.
This week, the Warriors (14-0-2) matched a school milestone with its No. 6 Division II national ranking by the NCAA and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Stanislaus also was ranked No. 6 last October.
It's the 14th straight week, dating back to 2012, that the Warriors have been ranked in the coaches' Top 25.
In the West Region, Stanislaus remained No. 1 after knocking off 18th-ranked Sonoma State. In the west, the Warriors stayed ahead No. 2 Western Washington, followed by Sonoma State, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Los Angeles, Seattle Pacific, Cal State San Bernardino, Hawaii Hilo and Cal Baptist.
The region's top six teams, after the conclusion of play on Nov. 10, will qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
ROAD WIN Modesto Junior College, led by Sierrah Miller with 11 kills, easily swept Diablo Valley 3-0 and stayed in fourth place in the Big 8 Conference.
The Pirates (16-7, 5-3), who also featured Shania Williams with nine kills, Kristi Van Diver with eight kills and Annabelle Perez with 30 assists, won 25-17, 25-17, 25-17.
CLAIM JUMPERS WIN Columbia (10-9, 4-6), avenged an early loss to Merced and swept the Blue Devils 3-0 in Central Valley Conference action at Oak Pavilion. The Claim Jumpers won 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 behind Lauren Lane with seven kills, Bella Bachtelle with six kills and Samantha Darrin with 14 assists and four aces. The Blue Devils slipped to 7-11 and 3-6.
Men's Water Polo
PIRATES ROLL Tyler Jamieson scored five goals to lead the Pirates to a 15-3 non-league win at Merced. Chris Brasil and Matt Watling had two goals apiece, and Kody Kamstra, Brandon Rabe, Ryan Horn and Brad McCain also scored for Modesto.
Geoff Ristling saved nine shots and Jeremy Day saved six in the cage. Modesto (11-7) is seeded fourth going into the Big 8 tournament next week at Diablo Valley.
Women's Water Polo
MJC WINS Kristine Groteguth paced the Pirates with six goals during their regular season-ending 11-4 Big 8 win at Sacramento City. Also scoring for the Pirates (9-14, 1-6), who picked up their first league victory, were Kendall Reilly with two two goals, and Kamarin Waite, Tasha Smith and Leni Lopez with one apiece.