Double-overtime wins on the road can sustain a soccer team’s momentum through a season.
The Cal State Stanislaus women earned one of those special victories Friday night, 1-0 at Cal State San Marcos.
Jordan Moineau followed her corner kick and found the loose ball in a scramble in front of the net for the decisive goal. The Warriors, 2-0-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, improved to 6-1-1 overall.
Moineau’s score came with 7:36 left in the second overtime. It was her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Moineau booted in the rebound from an attempt by Nicole Bare.
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“We have worked hard this year on becoming a team that can manufacture goals on free kicks. It’s great to see the payoff today,” coach Gabriel Bolton said. “Jordan was absolutely fantastic today controlling the midfield. She is a box-to-box player who can score goals, which is fantastic for our team.”
Cal State San Marcos (1-3-3, 1-1-1), facing a Cal State Stanislaus team for the first time, held its own in just the third CCAA match of the program’s history. Stanislaus is 2-1 this season in extra time.
The Warriors’ defense continued its strong play. The win was the team’s third straight shutout and extended its scoreless streak to 302 minutes. Chelsea Lewandowski now has 22 1/2 shutouts in her career.
“Sometimes you just have to grind out wins on the road. I’m very proud of our effort today,” Bolton said. “San Marcos was very determined defensively. They had 10 players behind the ball, so it was difficult to break down.”
Stanislaus faces UC San Diego in La Jolla on Sunday at 2 p.m.
San Joaquin Delta 2, Modesto 0 – The Pirates opened defense of their Big 8 Conference title with a defeat Friday at San Joaquin Delta. The Pirates fell to 6-2 overall. Rachel Sianez and Kiera Muniz scored for the Mustangs (8-0, 1-0).
Cal State San Marcos 3, Stanislaus 0 – The Warriors’ high-powered offense finally ran into a defense it couldn’t solve. Stanislaus (7-1, 2-1 CCAA) out-shot San Marcos (3-2-2, 1-1-1).
Meanwhile, the Cougars picked up all three goals within 15 minutes in the first half. Stanislaus outscored its opponents 15-0 in its previous three matches.
Humboldt State 3, Stanislaus 2 – Humboldt State held off a late surge to beat the Warriors on Friday night at Fitzpatrick Arena. The Warriors (8-3, 2-3 CCAA), beaten 25-14, 24-26, 25-18, 18-25, 15-12, suffered their first home loss and dropped consecutive matches for the first time this season.
Paige Walker’s hard smash pulled Stanislaus to within 13-12 in the fifth set, but back-to-back hitting errors handed the match to Humboldt (5-4, 3-2).
Jocelyn Cervantes led all players with 18 kills and Taylor Massengale had 12 kills to lead the Stanislaus offense. Maddi Seidl and former MJC star Sierrah Miller, who made her first start at libero, had 21 digs apiece.
Stanislaus committed 10 receiving errors but picked up nine aces. Humboldt had 13 blocks to the Warriors’ five.
5Jordan Moineau’s team-leading goals this season for Cal State Stanislaus
Warriors 12th at Stanford – The 1-2 punch of Alexa Lua and Gina Wood led Stanislaus to a 12th-place finish at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. Lua and Wood turned in career-best times in the 6,000-meter race, as Stanislaus finished fourth among non-Division I teams behind Chico State, Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd. The host Cardinal ran away with the team win.
Lua finished in 21 minutes, 50.8 seconds next to Lua at 21:51. Also scoring in the top five were Thalia Silva (22:52.9), Marissa Jimenez (22:58.3) and Laticia Joven (23:10.3).
In the men’s 8,000-meter race, Stanislaus newcomer Uriel Carlos led the Warriors with a time of 26:00.8. He was followed by Abel Aleman in 26:26.5.