Perennial state powerhouse Diablo Valley College met its match Friday in the Modesto Junior College women's swimming team.
Jen Cadmus won three individual events as the Pirates handed the defending state champions a 67-44 loss at the MJC pool.
Cadmus was as good as advertised -- she's the state leader in six events. On Friday she won the 200 free in 1 minute, 58.25 seconds, the 100 fly in 57.82 and the 100 breastroke in 1:09.68.
Teammate Karen Ard won the 1,650 free (19:09) and 500 free (5:30.92). Kelli Sargent (100 free, 56.69) and Katie Griffith (200 IM, 2:23.45) also won for Modesto.
The Diablo Valley men won 69-54.
CSU STANISLAUS 8-5, CS DOMINGUEZ HILLS 4-4, at Carson -- The Warriors (21-17, 14-8) had three home runs among seven extra-base hits in sweeping the California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader.
Jessica Scholl hit two homers on the day, including the eventual game-winner in the nightcap -- a solo homer to left in the sixth inning. Two batters earlier, Casey Stephenson had led off the Warrior sixth with a solo shot to left center field. Those two bombs gave Stanislaus a 5-1 lead entering the home half of the sixth.
Stanislaus has won 16 of its last 20 games after starting the season 5-13. Dominguez Hills (21-18, 10-10) entered the week ranked No. 3 in the West Region; the Warriors were ranked No. 7.
With UC San Diego and Cal State Monterey Bay splitting their doubleheader, the Warriors moved past San Diego into second place in the CCAA.
Stanislaus ace Jessica Gaumnitz (13-4) picked up the win in the eight-inning Game 1 thriller. In the eighth, Alyssa Guzman tripled in two runs to break a 3-3 tie and later scored on a Jenn Arnold single. Then Scholl hit a two-run shot to center to make it 8-4.
Meghan Franksen went 3 for 4 with two doubles and drove in two runs in Game 1 and was 2 for 3 with a triple in Game 2.
The same two teams play an 11 a.m. doubleheader today.
UC SAN DIEGO 9, CS STANISLAUS 6, at Turlock -- No. 12-ranked UC San Diego (29-7, 13-4 CCAA) answered a four-run fourth inning by the No. 29 Warriors (24-11, 16-5) with a four-run fifth to take the lead for good.
The Tritons, 12-1 on the road this season, are riding an eight-game winning streak and are in second place by percentage points (.765 to .762) over Stanislaus.
The Tritons were powered by Chris Franco. He entered the game with just two homers, but cranked out a two-run shot to left field in the first inning to give them a 2-0 lead and a three-run blast over the scoreboard in right-center in the fifth to cap a four-run rally that made it 7-6.
The Warriors chased starter Kirby St. John with their four-run fourth. Back-to-back one-out doubles by catcher Chase Perez and shortstop Jeff Bellotti scored the first run of the rally, and a two-run double by Jake Oketani capped it and gave Stanislaus a 6-3 lead.
The Warriors left the bases loaded in the fifth and stranded a total of six runners in the final five innings.
Stanislaus hosts UC San Diego in a noon doubleheader today.
Track and Field
MODESTO JC, at Stanford Invitational -- Mike Barber finished fourth in his 100-meter heat with an impressive 10.85, his best time of the year and a top-10 NorCal time. ... At the Chabot Distance Festival, Kevin Cooper improved his Big 8 conference-leading mark in the 800 by winning in 1:55.31. And Ana Mendez won the women's 5,000, clocking 19:42 in a very tactical race.
CSU STANISLAUS, at Stanford Invitational -- Senior Kirsten Loftin cleared 12 feet, 1½ on her second attempt to place third in the women's pole vault -- Hawaii's Samantha Weaver won at 12-7½.
April Montgomery, coming off a nationals provisional qualifying time in the 800 last week, got boxed in and placed fifth in her section and 20th overall in 2:15.33.