SEASIDE -- Their foes must be getting a bit squeamish when they see the Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team coming.
The Warriors' Adrienne Sorenson scored with about 10 minutes left in the first half, and goalkeeper Jessica Sitarz earned her sixth shutout win in a 1-0 decision over Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday.
It was the fourth consecutive road victory -- all shutouts -- for the Warriors (8-6-1, 6-2-1 California Collegiate Athletic Association). Monterey Bay is 2-6-2 overall, 1-6-1 in the CCAA.
Sorenson got behind Otter defenders and Jessica Cordova made a great pass to allow Sorenson to go one-on-one against Monterey's goalkeeper to score her fifth goal of the season.
"We were playing under difficult conditions, it was very windy here today, and we did a great job battling for the win," Stanislaus coach Gabe Bolton said. "Kim DiNardo and Jessica (Cordova) did a fantastic job for us at midfield today, helping us keep possession."
Over the last four CCAA road matches, the Warriors have outscored their opponents 6-0 and have allowed only one goal in the last 470 minutes over five matches on the road.
Modesto's Victor Perez scored the first goal Santa Rosa goalkeeper Kiki Castro has allowed all year Friday in a Big 8 Conference showdown.
The MJC (7-3-2, 3-1 Big 8) goal came off an assist from Sal Vergara. Daniel Garcia scored twice for state No. 3-ranked Santa Rosa (11-1-1, 4-0 Big 8), which led 3-0 at the half.
Pirates assistant coach Josh Berbena said the game proved that MJC players "could play with and score on a top-ranked team. We'll take the loss as motivation into our next game (at home vs. Taft on Tuesday)."
Stanislaus coach Eric Mild said, "Getting that first goal was very important to our team today as we played with much more energy after that."
In a very physical contest, the Warriors outshot the Otters, creating numerous scoring chances, and played solid defense. It was goalie Mando Herrera's sixth shutout of the year -- the 20th of his career.
Arteaga scored his team-leading fourth goal of the year on a play set up by Dennis Wolfe and Matt Johnson. Wolfe played the ball to Johnson, who one-timed it to Arteaga, who finished.
Debbi Vander Schaaf had seven kills for the Warriors. They had a hitting percentage of .043 to .264 (39-15-91) for Pomona.